For those in search of adventure, altitude and relaxation simultaneously, there is no better place than staying at a high-rise hotel. Occupying the upper levels of the tallest buildings in the world, these soaring hotels surpass the standards of luxury and service, also providing visitors with stunning views of the surroundings. Those who have already stayed in such getaways, say it’s an experience not to be missed. So, book your room at any of the following towering hotels now, taking into account the fact that a new tallest hotel in the world is probably just a few years away.
Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Few places on earth can match the vibrant, ceaseless energy of Hong Kong – the City of Life. The spirit of this multidimensional city flows throughout every corner of it and the majestic Ritz-Carlton is no exception. Located on the top of Hong Kong’s tallest building, the 488 meter tall International Commerce Center, The Ritz-Carlton welcomes high-end visitors to embark on a timeless journey in the sky, full of thrilling, multi-sensory adventure.
The hotel comes with 312 stylish guestrooms, which reflect the sophistication and elegance of the hotel brand in a fresh and contemporary way, featuring the utmost in terms of facilities and comfort. From the hotel’s two Michelin-starred restaurants serving delicious cuisine, to a glass-enclosed infinity pool with LED screen ceiling, to an owe-inspiring 118th-floor bar, Ozone, the highest of its kind, the hotel promises incredible stay, one you will remember forever.
Park Hyatt Shanghai, China
Far above the madding crowds of Shanghai, in the heart of Lujiazui business district in Pudong, the luxurious Park Hyatt Shanghai delivers serenity. Occupying floors 79 to 83 of the Shanghai World Financial Center, otherwise known as The Vertical Complex City, the hotel offers visitors 174 tastefully furnished rooms and suites; along with a choice of some of the best known Shanghai restaurants, including 100 Century Avenue Restaurant; a renowned Water’s edge Spa and an overflowing 20-meter infinity pool.
The stunning architecture, exquisitely decorated reception, and outrageously perfect views of the city skyline all add to the hotel’s triumph and you notice that no expense was spared.
The St. Regis Shenzhen, China
Rising high above the prestigious financial district in one of China’s most burgeoning cities, the 5-star Regis Shenzhen is a refined landmark, which is definitely worth to pay a visit. Designed by famed architect Sir Terry Farrel, The St. Regis Shenzhen occupies the top 28 floors of the Kingkey 100 building, providing guests with spectacular views, a rarified atmosphere and gracious service. The 290 guestrooms and suites offer residential-style sanctuary in a contemporary setting, with lavish appointments and warm hospitality. What more, every experience is elevated by St. Regis Butler service, available any time, day or night.
The 24-hour Concierge Desk reveals the hotel’s commitment to bespoke service while three dining venues and a wine bar offer epicurean excellence. Recreational amenities also abound in the hotel, from an indoor swimming pool, to fitness center to Iridium Spa, where your uncompromising living is simply guaranteed.
Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, China
Ranking as the 88th property in the growing international portfolio of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou was opened in 2012, celebrating the dawn of a new era of luxury hospitality in China’s third largest metropolitan area. The hotel’s 344 authentic guestrooms and suites (caramel-, jade-, and cranberry-colored) are among the most modern and spacious in the city, boasting unrivaled views of the Pearl River Delta and Canton Tower.
The tapering, 34-floor atrium best viewed and photographed from the lobby – is pure drama, with magical balconies gorgeously sculpted in order to remind of the overall ‘diagrid’ structural shape of the building. But the main draw of any visit remains the local food, and the hotel’s opulent Yu Yue Heen Restaurant, offering wonderful roast goose with plum sauce, double-boiled bird’s nest soup and dim sum among other dishes. Another feature of the hotel is the Hua Spa, promising an ideal retreat from the hectic pace of the city below.
Grand Hyatt Shanghai China
Crowing the prestigious 88-storey Jin Mao Tower, the Grand Hyatt Shanghai Hotel begins on the 53rd floor and rises to the 87th floor. This 548-room hideaway is the fifth largest in the world, a unique place that never fails to impress guests with its multiple dining choices, indoor pool, full-service spa and panoramic top-floor bar. Situated in Pudong’s Lujiazui Business District, the hotel is within two miles of the Huangpu River and the Super Brand Mall, and is close to such attractions, as Jade Buddha Temple, People’s Square and Yuyuan Garden. Being Hyatt International’s flagship property in China, Grand Hyatt Shanghai caters to the international business traveler by offering a style of service and range of facilities that are second to none.