If you are looking for the high life, then spend some time in Dubai, which has seven of the tallest skyscraper hotels.
The glass and steel desert city boasts an amazing skyline – and the world’s highest building solely operating as a hotel.
The brand new Gevora Hotel wrested the crown from Dubai’s JW Marriott Marquis by stretching less than a metre higher.
The Gevora measures 356.3 metres over 75 floors, compared with the Marriott’s 355.4 metres over 82 floors.
The Gevora boasts 528 guest rooms, 232 deluxe rooms, 265 single bedroom apartments and 31 apartments with two bedrooms.
Other facilities include two swimming pools, a jacuzzi, health club, spa and five restaurants – one of which is on the rooftop.
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The hotel opening crowns a year that has seen 6,000 branded hotels open in the United Arab Emirates – with 78% in Dubai and 10% in Abu Dhabi.
Expect to pay an average rate between US$168 and US$212.
The Gevora ranks as the world’s 37th highest building.
The highest is Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, leading the rest by almost 200 metres at 828 metres tall. The Burj Khalifa does include a hotel, but the Gevora is the tallest single-use building.
The tallest hotel in North America is New York’s Courtyard & Residence Inn Manhattan’s Central Park, which is 229.6 metres tall with 67 floors, while Moscow’s Radisson Royal ranks above the rest in Europe, at 206 metres tall with 34 floors.
The Torre de Cali, standing 183 metres with 44 floors in the Colombian city of Cali is the tallest hotel in Latin America.
The world’s 10 highest hotels
|2||JW Marriott Marquis (Tower 1)||Dubai, UAE||355.4||82|
|3||JW Marriott Marquis (Tower 2)||Dubai, UAE||355.4||82|
|4||Rose Rayhaan||Dubai, UAE||333.0||71|
|5||Burj Al Arab||Dubai, UAE||321.0||71|
|6||Emirates Tower Two||Dubai, UAE||309.0||56|
|7||Baiyoke Tower 2||Bangkok, Thailand||304.0||85|
|8||Wuxi Maoye City||Wuzi, China||303.8||68|
|9||Millennium Hotel||Dubai, UAE||294.0||66|
|10||Abraj Al Bait ZamZam Tower||Makkah, Saudi Arabia||279.0||58|