These vertigo-inducing group hotels are all at least 300m tall, housed within stunningly futuristic buildings – and of course, all boast sensational views.
These staggeringly tall group hotels are perhaps not best suited to travellers with a fear of heights!
85 Sky Tower Hotel – Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Measuring 347.5m and shaped like the falling pieces of a Tetris game, the 85 Sky Tower is one of the most remarkable buildings in the world, and the most iconic in Kaohsiung. Therein lies the 85 Sky Tower Hotel.
It’s known for its harbour views, Japanese, Chinese and Westin-styled dining options and incredibly powerful elevators that move 600m per minute! Family rooms are suitable for 3-4 guests.
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana – Dubai, UAE
Clocking in at 333m, the Rose Rayhaan by Rotana is the first of our three group hotels located in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The hotel has 462 rooms and suites across 72 floors, plus the Bodylines Fitness and Wellness Club, which has a gym, an outdoor rooftop pool, plus a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
It’s located 3 minutes’ walk from the Dubai International Financial Centre, and a 15-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.
Park Hyatt Shanghai – China
Situated at the top of the 492m-tall World Finance Centre in Shanghai’s Lujiazui financial district, the Park Hyatt Shanghai is another former record holder for tallest hotel in the world.
The hotel occupies floors 79 to 93 of this unique, instantly-recognisable building, which is shaped like a bottle opener. Group hotels don’t have to be gargantuan in size: this one has just 174 rooms, but some are suites: the Chairman Suite, for example, covers 194 sqm and has two oversized beds. Like everywhere in the hotel, the indoor infinity pool offers spectacular views, while the Water’s Edge spa offers massages and has a Hammam, sauna and Jacuzzi.
The Gevora Hotel – Dubai, UAE
Group hotels don’t come any higher than The Gevora Hotel, literally! According to The Independent, it officially took the title in February 2018, standing at 356m, inching ahead of Dubai’s JW Marriott Marquis (more on which in a moment). It stands 50m taller than The Shard, the tallest structure in London, and 56m taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The Gevora has 528 rooms across 75 floors, and is known for its solid gold revolving doors, four health clubs and two restaurants. The aforementioned Rose Rayhaan by Rotana is right next door, while the Burj Khalifa, officially the tallest building in the world, is 10 minutes away by car.
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai – UAE
Believe it or not, the previous world-record holder for the tallest hotel in the world is only a metre shorter than The Gevora Hotel! It boasts 82 floors and 1,608 rooms divided equally across two symmetrical, futuristic towers. The two-bedroom Penthouse Suite on the top floor has city and sea views.
Be sure to check out the heated outdoor pool, complete with underwater speakers, the Saray Spa and the 15 food and beverage options, including cocktail bar Vault on the 72nd floor. According to the hotel, all the outlets combined can seat 2,743 people. The jewel in its culinary crown is Indian restaurant Rang Mahal.