This is the most recent and factual list of the world's tallest hotels. Prepared by Emporis, the world's leading company for building data, the ranking includes 100 tallest buildings intended for hotel use. Here's the tip of the overview - world's highest hotels and their locations.
10.Swissôtel The Stamford. Singapore.
Height: 226 m (741 ft). 73 floors.
Touching the sky, Swissôtel The Stamford is the highest hotel in Southern Asia and the seventh tallest skyscraper in Singapore. The complex was opened in 1986 - when completed, it was the tallest hotel on the globe. It was renovated in 2001 and currently offers 1,263 rooms.
9. JR Central Hotel Tower. Nagoya. Japan.
Height: 226 m (741 ft). 53 floors
Nagoya, the fourth most populous city in Japan, is home to a gigantic JR Central Towers complex. The structure houses a department store, office space and a hotel. The two towers are based on a 20-storey podium that looks like a gateway to the city. This unique entrance has become the city's remarkable icon. The hotel, located in one of the towers, was completed in 2000.
According to Emporis, Oasis Skyway Garden Hotel in Shanghai is also 226 m (742 ft) high and therefore, it shares the ninth place on the list with the Nagoya's complex.
8. Lanko·Grand Hyatt Hotel. Chongqing. China
Height: 258 m (846 ft). 60 floors.
Lanko Grand Hyatt Hotel (unfortunately, no picture available) is the second tallest building in Western China. Its construction was completed in 2004. The hotel is located in Chongqing, largest and most populated municipality in China. The city is one of the fastest developing regions in the country - it has been heavily investing in the construction industry and infrastructure.
7. Grand Lisboa. Macao. China.
Height: 261 m (856 ft). 47 floors.
Shiny Grand Lisboa Hotel, opened in December 2008, towers above Macau, the special administrative region in China. The complex's design is quite "unique" - it resembles the lotus flower, which is the symbol of Macau, although some say it looks more like a Pokemon than a building. Anyway, the hotel was designed by DLN Architects & Engineers, one of the most famous Hong Kong architectural studio.
6. The Cullinan I. Hong Kong. China.
Height: 270 m (886 ft) 68 floors.
The Cullinan I, also called the Cullinan North Tower, is Hong Kong's tallest residential tower. The hotel is part of a complex called the Cullinan (named after the largest diamond in the world). The construction was developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties and it was completed in 2008.
5. Baiyoke Tower II. Bangkok. Thailand
Height: 304 m (997 ft). 85 floors
Baiyoke Tower II, located in the Central Business District of Bangkok, is Thailand's tallest building. Completed in 1997, it is also the highest hotel in the region of Southeast Asia. The 84th floor houses a 360-degree revolving roof deck, open daily from 10.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Baiyoke, as the country's tallest building, will soon be surpassed by the Ocean One Tower (367 m high) that is scheduled to be completed in 2012.
4. Jumeirah Emirates Towers .Dubai. United Arab Emirates
Height: 309 m (1,014 ft). 56 floors
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel is an exclusive business hotel that includes 40 luxury suites, accounting for exactly 10% of the complex's all rooms. The hotel is located in the heart of the city of Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and it is connected with Emirates Office Tower, which is slightly higher than the hotel, boasting the height of 350 m. Both buildings are connected by a podium that houses the Boulevard shopping gallery.
3. Burj Al Arab. Dubai. United Arab Emirates
Height: 321 m (1,053 ft). 60 floors.
Burj Al Arab is one of Dubai's most famous buildings and the country's national landmark. The hotel's unique design resembles the shape of an Arabian sailing ship. The complex stands on an artificial island and is connected to the mainland by means of a private bridge. The hotel is an ultra exclusive complex. It houses eight restaurants (one of them is located 200 m above the Persian Gulf), two-storey suites equipped with Jacuzzi in every bathroom and plasma screens, as well as reception desk on every floor. The cost of the investments is estimated at US$ 650m.
2. Ryugyong Hotel. Pyongyang. North Korea.
Height: 330 m (1,083 ft). 105 floors.
Ryugyong Hotel, located in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, is the country tallest building. The construction of the complex began in 1987 and was stopped in 1992 because of the government's financial troubles. The construction was inactive for 16 years, but it has been restarted in April 2008. Ryugyong is the first complex outside New York and Chicago with more than 100 floors.
1. Rose Tower. Dubai. United Arab Emirates.
Height: 333 m (1,093 ft). 72 floors.
Dubai is definitely a leading destination in terms of world's tallest hotels. Next to Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, ranking 3rd and 4th on the list respectively, it houses the Rose Tower, the world's tallest building used exclusively as a hotel. The construction of the complex commenced in 2004 and was finished in 2007. The official opening of the hotel is scheduled for December 2009.