The tallest building, the tallest picture frame, the largest shopping mall, Dubai has a fascination for “grand”. Now the city’s love for records of height and size has brought forward the tallest hotel in the world by breaking its own record. The city had the 72-storey skyscraper, JW Marriott Marquis, which was recently overtaken by the 1168 feet tall hotel, The Gerova.
So, how does it feel like to stay in these hotels and besides the Gerova & JW Marriott Marquis, which other skyscrapers have hotels.
Burj Khalifa – A skyscraper that makes all other skyscrapers look like ordinary buildings. It tops the chart with its mega height and houses few of the tallest hotels in the world. Standing at almost 830 meters, the world’s tallest artificial structure boasts of 163 floors, a ground floor, a concourse, and two basement levels.
Total height: 829.8 meters
Floors count: 163
Observation deck: 448 m & 555 m
Built year: 2010
Uses: Residences, Hotels, Offices, Observation, Communication
Interesting Fact: Burj Khalifa has 304 hotels, 900 plush apartments and 2957 parking spaces in total.
Must Try Restaurants in Burj Khalifa: At.Mosphere, Armani/Ristorante , Serafina Dubai
Owned by China’s government agencies and designed by Gensler, the Shanghai Tower took seven years to complete. With 121 stories, the Shanghai Tower is world’s second and China’s tallest building. It is one of the tallest hotels in the world.
Standard height: 632 meters (2073 feet)
Built year: 2015
Floors count: 128
Observation Deck: 552 m
Interesting Fact: The building has office, Observation, Book stores, and a Museum too
Location: Shanghaiing Ft
Must Try Restaurants in Shanghai Tower: M on the Bund, Xibo, Lost Heaven, Char
Abraj Al Bait
The Abraj Al Bait Towers also called the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel was built to cater to the visiting pilgrims. The building also flaunts the world’s biggest clock face with a 43-meter diameter.
Standard height: 601 meters (1971 feet)
Floors count: 120
Built year: 2012
Interesting Fact: Hotel, Residences, Retail, Religious establishment
Must Try Restaurants in Abraj Al Bait: Simit Sarayi, Hotel Pullman Zamzam Makkah, Al Hanim
Ping An International Financial Center
Ping An International Finance Centre – one of the tallest hotels in the world is a 115-story mega tall skyscraper, which contains hotels, office, and retail spaces, a conference center, and a high-end shopping mall. The two uppermost stories feature an observation deck, and the building is equipped with 33 double deck elevators.
Standard height: 599 meters (1965 feet)
Roof height: 589 meters
Floor count: 115
Built year: 2016
Features: Office, Retail
Best Restaurants You Must Try in Ping An International Finance Centre: Ajisen Ramen, Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant, Dama Yelin
Goldin Finance 117
Located in the new Central Business District of Tianjin, this 117-story tower will become the tallest building in the city soon after its completion this year. The upper portion will house a 350 rooms five star luxury hotel, a revolving restaurant, indoor swimming pool, and the lower portion will contain office space.
Standard height & Roof height: 597 meters (1959 feet)
Floor count: 117
Estimated top out year: 2018
Uses: Office, Hotel, Residences, Observation, Retail
Lavish Restaurants in Goldin Finance 117: Hanting Express Tianjin Huayuan, Xiqing, Home Inn Tianjin
Wuhan Greenland Center
Wuhan Greenland Center is a mega tall skyscraper being built on the waterfront of Yangtze River in Wuhan, China. The tower is expected to complete in 2019 but has already been constructed at a height that’s only shorter than Burj Khalifa, Shanghai Tower, Abraj Al Bait and Goldin 117.
Standard height & Roof height: 636 meters (2087 feet)
Current height: January 2018, above 550 meters
Observation deck: 610 meters
Floor count: 126
Estimated top out year: 2018
Uses: Office, Hotel, Residences, Observation
Top-Notch Restaurants in Wuhan Greenland Center: Kang-Long-Tai-Zi Restaurant, Kanglong Taizi Donghu Hotel, Aloha diner
One World Trade Center
Standing as a scintillating beacon for the new Downtown, One World Trade Center is sustainable, safe, and creatively dynamic. Soaring to a symbolic 1,776 feet — it is the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building, and already an iconic New York landmark.
Standard height: 541 meters (1776 feet)
Floor count: 104
Built year: 2014
Uses: Office, Observation, Communication
Location: New York City
Best Restaurants You Must Try in One World Trade Center: OneDine, One World Observatory, Blue Smoke
Experience dining and staying in the midst of clouds (literally) at these tallest hotels.