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World’s 5 tallest hotels

Whether by climbing mountains, building flying machines or even traveling to outer space, mankind has always sought to the sky. Things aren’t much different when looking for traveling accommodations, so it’s no surprise that some of the world’s most luxurious hotels are also the highest. Here are the world’s 5 tallest hotels:

5. Baiyoke Tower II

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Baiyoke Tower

Baiyoke Tower

Opened in 1998, Baiyoke Tower II became the tallest building in Thailand and the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia. It has a height of 304 meters and it reaches 328 meters if the antenna on top of it is included in the calculations. It has 85 floors and 2060 steps from the ground to the very top which takes more than an hour to climb.

The piling of Baiyoke Tower II runs an extra 60 meters into the ground, the height of a 22 story building. The hotel itself begins at the 22nd floor and ends at the 74th, containing 673 rooms. Also worth a visit are: the observatory on the 77th floor, the Roof Top Bar & Music Lounge on the 83rd floor and the revolving roof deck on the 84th floor.

4. Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah Emirates Tower

Jumeirah Emirates Tower

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, right in the center of Dubai’s business district, Jumeirah Emirates Tower has often been referred to as the best business hotel in the world. Ranked as the 33rd highest building on Earth, this steel and glass masterpiece has 56 stories and a height of 309 meters.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel opened for business in the year 2000 and was remodeled in 2005. It has 400 rooms, 40 luxury suites and over 15 restaurants, bars and lounges. The starting price for a room at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel is 1,100 dollars.

3. Burj al Arab

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj al Arab

Burj al Arab

The world’s only 7-star hotel is definitely the most luxurious, combining traditional elements with the latest technology available. Burj al arab was constructed in 1999, on an artificial island, 280 meters off shore, offering a great view of the sea and the city of Dubai.

Burj al arab is literally luxury taken to the extreme, over 8,000 square meters of the hotel’s interior is covered in 22-carat gold leaf, while 24,000 square meters are covered with 30 different types of marble.

This jewel of the Arab World has a height of 321 meters and 56 stories. Burj al Arab also has the tallest atrium in the world, which is 180 meters high.

2. Ryugyong

Location: Pyongyang, North Korea

Ryugyong Hotel

Ryugyong Hotel

Ryugyong Hotel was supposed to become the tallest man-made structure in the world, when construction began in 1987, but due to low quality materials used and the government’s financial problems, construction ceased in 1992. This 330-meters-high, 105 storey-building, dominates the city of Pyongyang and is easily the tallest building in all of North Korea.

With over 3000 available rooms, Ryugyong Hotel is an enormous financial loss, especially if it isn’t ready for business. Realizing this, the North-Koreans resumed work on it in April 2008, after a 16 year break. The future still looks grim for Ryugyong Hotel with tourism in North Korea being virtually non-existent.

1. Rose Tower

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Rose Tower Hotel

Rose Tower Hotel

Standing at 333 meters into the sky, Rose Tower became the tallest hotel in Dubai and the world. Construction began in 2004 and by 2006 it reached its current height with the addition of spire. It was supposed to be 380 meters high but some modifications to the structure’s design forced the architects to reduce it to 333 meters.

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, in Dubai’s financial district, Rose Tower Hotel has 72 stories and it was supposed to open in April 2008, but, to present day, it remains closed. When it opens, it will welcome guests with luxury accommodations, restaurants, shopping and leisure facilities.

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7 Comments for "World’s 5 tallest hotels"

Thai Hotel Expert says on October 2nd, 2008 at 9:02 am:

I been to Baiyoke Tower II a few times. They have a nice restaurant on top (buffet) but the food wasn’t that great.

Aabram says on February 8th, 2010 at 8:26 pm:

Baiyoke Tower II was really cool. When I visited Thailand, I visited it. The view was incredible…
Good drinks at the restaurant in the top :)

Photos Pattaya says on March 14th, 2010 at 8:27 am:

Population of Pattaya is made up of the local Thais, expatriates and foreigners who visit Pattaya to enjoy a carefree life

arnel says on October 14th, 2010 at 2:24 am:

wow??thats awesome>….i didnt expect the height of that building>

nilo concepcion says on October 29th, 2010 at 3:50 pm:

i like the most the burj arab hotel truly seven stars and great hotels you must see and visit.


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