Nothing beats a room with a view – waking up early, throwing back the curtains, and soaking up the sights while you sip your morning coffee sure is one great start to the day.
And what better way to make sure you’ll get an uninterrupted view than staying in the tallest building around? The world’s tallest hotels are scattered primarily across Asia and the Middle East, and they offer spectacular cityscape views. Some also offer views of natural landscapes, giving you the chance to gaze out across the depths of the ocean while you eat your breakfast.
A night in one of these hotels certainly will put a hole in your wallet, but then again, can you really put a price on feeling on top of the world? To get you ready for an unforgettable stay, we’ve put together a list of the top tallest hotels for you to peruse – enjoy!
Although the prestigious title of ‘tallest hotel in the world’ has passed through many hands over the years, it currently lies with the Gevora Hotel, located in Dubai. It’s an astonishing 1,169 feet tall and features 75 floors – no wonder this hotel took 12 years to build!
The Gevora Hotel is one of Dubai’s tallest ten buildings overall, and it sits proudly on the skyline with its golden pyramid topping the roof clearly visible from all over the city. Staying here is a real treat, and you can choose from one of 528 rooms. The open-air pool is a favorite feature among guests, and it’s particularly spectacular at night when you can gaze in wonder at the lights of this impressive city while you swim.
And for anyone into fine wine and dining, you won’t be disappointed. If you have a head for heights, then the Highest View Lounge will be right up your street. It not only serves up lavish dishes but also provides an astounding panoramic view of the city – and afterward, you can enjoy a shisha out on the terrace. The hotel also features several other restaurants, as well as fitness facilities, and a luxury spa.
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Height: 1,169 ft / 356.3 m
Number Of Floors: 75
Fun fact: This is the tallest hotel in the world!
Next on our list is the Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur, not only the tallest hotel in Malaysia but also the tallest hotel currently found across the whole of Asia. The building is a whopping 1,125 feet tall, and it’s joined an already impressive skyline in the heart of Kular Lumper city. This area, known as the Golden Triangle district, is also home to the famous Petronas Twin Towers, just a stone’s throw from the hotel, and an impressive atrium mall.
Four Seasons are well-known for their luxurious high-end hotels, and this one certainly does not buck the trend. Inside, you can find a stunning bar (Bar Trigona) where the bartenders hand-craft cocktails that are more like works of art than drinks – it’s also focusing on zero-waste initiatives, so kudos to them for that too. There are also various restaurants, lounges, and, of course, a pool, for you to sit back and take a break from busy city life.
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height: 1,125 ft / 343 m
Number Of Floors: 65
Fun Fact: This is the tallest hotel in Asia!
While it might not be the tallest hotel in Dubai (it’s actually the fifth-tallest and the seventh-tallest in the world), a stay in the Burj Al Arab is definitely one that you’ll never forget. This hotel really does add a whole new dimension to the phrase ‘luxury living’, and it’s become a symbol of Arabian affluence.
Not only is the hotel located on its own private island, connected to the mainland by a private bridge, but it’s also incredibly lavishly decorated both inside and out. The building was designed to resemble a Dhow sail, giving it a very elegant appearance. On the interior, the rooms are exquisite and offer breathtaking oceanic views. What’s more, there’s a rooftop pool, world-class dining experiences, celebrity music performances from time to time… and there are even gold iPads located in all the suits.
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Height: 1,053 ft / 321 m
Number Of Floors: 60
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong isn’t used exclusively as a hotel, so it can’t take the award for being the tallest hotel. While the bottom floors make up the International Commerce Center, the top 17 floors are for hotel-goers. This means that this hotel is home to the tallest hotel room and, more importantly, the highest bar in the world.
The building itself is a mighty 1,608 feet tall in total and can be found in the heart of the Tsim Sha Tsui business area, making it a popular choice for high-flying business people. There’s also an indoor pool, Michelin-starred restaurants, an awesome spa, and, of course, incredible views of the Hong Kong skyline, Vicotria Harbour, the Ocean, and Hong Kong Island (views will vary depending on your choice of room).
Location: Hong Kong, China
Height: 1608 ft / 490 m
Number Of Floors: 17
Fun Fact: Home to the world’s highest bar!
And last, but by no means least on our list of the top tallest hotels, is the Baiyoke Sky Hotel. Located in Bangkok and with a height of 1,014 feet, this is Thailand’s tallest hotel. It features a rotating observation deck on the top floor, which is home to the Bangkok Balcony restaurant (accessible to non-residents too), where you can dine in Thailand’s highest restaurant – we definitely recommend heading there in the evening so you can admire the vibrant city lights.
It’s located in a great spot for exploring the city, and you’ll appreciate a dip in the pool and escaping the chaos of the streets below. Plus, if you’re still feeling a little tense, you should definitely try out a world-famous Thai massage at the luxury spa.
There a 658 luxury rooms for you to choose from, all with a spacious modern feel and excellent floor-to-ceiling views. Despite the luxury interior, this hotel is surprisingly affordable and is far more economical than the other options on our list, making it a more inclusive option.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Height: 1,014 ft / 309 m
Number Of Floors: 84
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