Quantcast The World’s Tallest Hotel: Shanghai or Hong Kong? | Five Star Alliance

The World’s Tallest Hotel: Shanghai or Hong Kong?

August 20, 2009 By:Mary Winston Nicklin

Park Hyatt ShanghaiAnd the battle wages on... Hotels around the world vie to be the tallest, most luxurious, in a spectacular display of one-upmanship. Five, Six, Seven stars? (What's the legal limit, anyway?) Business Week recently highlighted the Park Hyatt Shanghai, located on floors 79 to 93 of the Shanghai World Financial Center, as the world's highest hotel:

See that nice pagoda-shaped building you're looking down on out the window? Yeah, that's the Jin Mao Tower, and it's about 40 meters taller than the Empire State Building in NYC.

Floor-to-ceiling windows from China's tallest building provide incredible views (through the smog, of course.) And though the Burj Dubai may be the world's tallest building, the "world's highest hotel" title currently belongs to the Park Hyatt Shanghai. Until the completion of the International Commerce Center in Kowloon, that is. Then the planned 7-star Ritz-Carlton will steal the title.


Related Hotels

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra offers five-star accommodations close to the magnificent Angkor Wat, World Heritage. Experience this luxury resort - consistently rated as one of the best Siem Reap hotels - which combines between Khmer... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:

A proud prominent feature at the heart of Hanoi since 1901, the French colonial style Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has a long tradition of welcoming playwrights, ambassadors and heads of state, a luxury place for many... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:

The Nai Harn

Phuket, Thailand

Nestled in a magnificent headland at the southern tip of popular Nai Harn Beach, The Nai Harn resort is one of Thailand's premier resorts and offers exclusivity and luxury in a sophisticated yet friendly environment. All 110... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:

The InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is located on the former site of Baan Taling Ngam Resort and has a legendary status as Koh Samui’s first ever luxury resort of grand dame stature. Baan Taling Ngam, which... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:

Perched in the middle of one of the largest natural lagoons in the world, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives is a luxury resort located on the exotic Emboodhu Finolhu Island, also known as Three Coconut Isle. Set amidst coral... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating: