The 20 Tallest Hotels In The WorldThe 20 Tallest Hotels
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We have collected and verified the world's 20 tallest hotels. Below you will find all the skyscrapers that fulfill a strict set of criteria.

The building must be exclusively used as a hotel, so no mixed-use high-rises are included. There are also no twin towers separately to simplify the list.

There are mixed-use towers where hotel rooms are located on the higher floors, but as they cannot be included in the tallest hotels in the world list, we showcase only the highest one at the end of this article.

The listing is updated as soon as a new hotel tower launches and makes it to the top 20.

20. Marina Bay Sands Hotel - Singapore, Singapore - 679 feet (207 meters)

The Singaporean landmark hotel is famed for its three pillars holding a boat-shaped top where you can find the epic infinity pool.

The 150 feet (490 meters) long swimming pool on top of the world's largest public cantilevered platform has a 218 feet (67 meters) long overhang.

At its inauguration in 2010, it was the world's most expensive hotel by construction cost. The 2,561-room hotel cost 6.88 billion USD.

While it seems like a hefty sum, Marina Bay Sands is a big financial success - as well as a tourist magnet - and perhaps unsurprisingly, its owners decided to build a fourth tower which is set to open in 2026.

Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore

Marina Bay Sands hotel sets a high standard for all luxury hotel resorts. And not only in Singapore.

There are few sky pools in the world at such height, and when you stay here, you have free access - as well as to the rooftop bars and restaurants.

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Infinity Pool

The three 55-story tall towers have rooms with incredible views of Singapore (including the F1 race track!) on one side and the ocean full of ships on the other. The spacious rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy this panorama.

While Marina Bay Sands barely made it to the top 20 tallest hotels list, it's one of the unique places that also made it to our bucket list.

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Deluxe Room

19. DoubleTree by Hilton Shanghai-Pudong - Shanghai, China - 679 feet (207 meters)

Shanghai is home to some of the tallest buildings in the world, including the Shanghai Tower, which is a 128-story, 2,073 feet-tall (632 meters) megatall skyscraper.

Most of them are densely populating the Huangpu riverside, opposite the Bund - the city's waterfront area and a protected historic district.

DoubleTree by Hilton Shanghai-Pudong's 47-story tower is close to the Bund, located in Shanghai's business district.

The hotel was opened in 2002 - initially as the Sofitel Jin Jiang Oriental Pudong. It has an incredible panorama of Shanghai, including the Lujiazui financial zone, where the tallest skyscrapers are erected.

DoubleTree by Hilton Shanghai-Pudong Hotel Tower

The rooftop's circular-shaped part is home to the X-Sensation, a revolving restaurant. It operates as a large turning table, so you can sightseeing tour around Shanghai while having dinner.

DoubleTree by Hilton Shanghai-Pudong Hotel Lobby

There are 850 rooms, six restaurants, and a large swimming pool, and all rooms and suites face the city, so modern city vibes are guaranteed. In addition, the hotel uses luxurious Sweet Dreams bedding to make you comfy.

DoubleTree by Hilton Shanghai-Pudong Hotel Room

18. Tamani Hotel Marina - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 679 feet (207 meters)

The first of the many tall hotels located in Dubai, Tamani's building is between Dubai Marina and the entrance to Palm Jumeirah.

The Business hub of Dubai Marina is a quickly developing financial district neighboring Dubai Media City Park. Tamani Hotel Marina opened its doors to guests in 2006 with 245 rooms.

Tamani Hotel Marina Tower

The 55-story hotel attracts families with its spacious suites and visitors wanting a panoramic view of Palm Jumeirah's artificial island.

Tamani Hotel Marina Room

The outdoor infinity pool on the fourth floor is part of the hotel's leisure center and is open year-round.

Tamani Hotel Marina Pool

17. Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World - Shanghai, China - 682 feet (208 meters)

Shanghai has an innate fascination with UFO-shaped rooftops. So, just like the previously mentioned DoubleTree by Hilton Shanghai-Pudong, this hotel is topped by a revolving restaurant called the Epicure on 45. It's, of course, on the top, 45th floor of the tower.

Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World Tower

Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World sits next to the People's Park in close proximity to the Bund. The 520-roomed, 47-story high behemoth hotel opened in 2003.

The 682 feet (208 meters) tall skyscraper is Shanghai's tallest hotel, and it has luxurious sky suites overlooking the metropolis' skyline.

Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World Presidential Suite

Vita Spa's indoor swimming pool is open all year long, and you can have a refreshing morning swim or relax in the poolside hot tub in the evening.

Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World Indoor Swimming Pool

16. Four Seasons Hotel New York - New York, USA - 682 feet (208 meters)

The tallest hotel in New York City is a landmark property on Billionaires Row at the southern tip of Central Park. So, predictably, one of the most recognized hotel chains in the world in one of the most prestigious corners of the world will be extra special.

The 368-roomed hotel tower was opened in 1993, and it's been an icon of New York ever since.

Four Seasons Hotel New York Building

Four Seasons Hotel New York's top floor unit is home to Ty Warner Penthouse. It's the second most expensive suite in the city and third in the country.

The suite covers the entire 52nd floor of the building. Ty Warner Penthouse is named after the American billionaire toy manufacturer, the man who created the Beanie Babies.

Four Seasons Hotel New York Ty Warner Penthouse

Luckily, you don't have to book the most expensive suite to feel special. Many more affordable rooms have a Central Park view and all the comfort you would expect from the Four Seasons hotel chain.

Four Seasons Hotel New York Central Park View Suite

15. Riu Plaza Guadalajara - Guadalajara, Mexico - 705 feet (215 meters)

Hotel Riu Plaza is Guadalajara's tallest building, and it sticks out even on a national level. The classy skyscraper was finished in 2011, and it has 44 habitable floors with 550 guest rooms.

Riu Plaza Guadalajara Hotel Tower

The top floor is a penthouse, which can be easily accessed from the building's rooftop helipad. Great if you are a wealthy Mexican businessman/woman!

Riu Plaza Guadalajara Penthouse Suite

The designer hotel in the center of Guadalajara offers an amazing panorama from its rooms on the higher floors.

And if you want to relax, you can visit the Moon Liz Spa or the outdoor pool, which has Balinese sun loungers, palm trees, and scorching Mexican sunshine.

Riu Plaza Guadalajara Hotel Pool

14. Carlton Downtown Hotel - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 725 feet (221 meters)

The futuristic twin tower was finished in 2017, and it hosts two hotels; the Carlton Downtown Hotel and the Grand Stay Hotel Apartments.

The eye-catching building stands on Sheikh Zayed Road among a long stretch of skyscrapers. It's Dubai's most densely built avenue with some spectacular modern architecture.

Carlton Downtown Hotel Tower in Dubai

The 4-star hotel has 357 rooms spread over 49 floors. The rooms have classic Dubai design, wooden frames, a beige color palette, and panoramic city views - including the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa.

The rooftop's Level 47 Bar & Lounge is a great place to soak in the famous sights of Dubai from a high level.

Carlton Downtown Hotel Room

Carlton Downtown Hotel has one of the highest open rooftops with a pool in the world. And on top of that, there is a poolside bar if you get thirsty.

Carlton Downtown Hotel Pool

13. Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center - Detroit, USA - 727 feet (222 meters)

The Renaissance Center in Detroit is a seven-tower complex, including one where General Motors's headquarter is located. The centerpiece tower is famous for its cylindrical design.

It's a 73-story, 727-foot (221.5 meters) Marriott hotel. When it opened in 1977, it became the tallest hotel in the world.

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Hotel Tower

Marriott hotel's most prominent feature is its eight-story atrium lobby with a glass roof, balconies, and terraces.

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Lobby

The hotel is nearing a half-century of high-quality hospitality service, but its interiors were fully renovated in 2004. With 1,298 rooms - of which 52 are luxurious suites - it's one of the largest hotels operated by Marriott.

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Room

12. Swissotel The Stamford - Singapore, Singapore - 754 feet (226 meters)

The classic tower built in 1986 in Singapore is the masterwork of I.M.Pei, who - among many others - is famous for the glass and steel pyramid of the Louvre.

Swissotel The Stamford Hotel in Singapore

One of Southeast Asia's tallest hotels takes a prime spot on Stamford road in the heart of Singapore.

Thanks to this, it has the best panorama of the city from its 1,252 rooms and many bars and restaurants - including a Michelin-starred on the 70th floor.

Swissotel The Stamford Jaan Restaurant

You can opt to have a city or harbor view room/suite, and each has a modern cosmopolitan interior design with expansive windows and spacious bathrooms.

Swissotel The Stamford Hotel Room

The 73-story 5-star hotel has two rounded outdoor swimming pools and a luxurious spa, Willow Stream.

Swissotel The Stamford Hotel Outdoor Pools

11. 1717 Broadway - New York, USA - 741 feet (230 meters)

171 Broadway building is home to America's tallest hotel.

Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Central Park Hotel in the 1717 Broadway Tower

The tall tower contains two hotels, the Courtyard New York Manhattan/Central Park below the 35th floor and the Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Central Park on floor 35 and higher.

Residence Inn by Marriott New York Manhattan,Central Park Rooftop View

The 68-story hotel tower started operating in 2013, and it stands close to the southern edge of Central Park. The fully glass-cladded skyscraper offers spectacular views from its 639 rooms.

Residence Inn by Marriott New York Manhattan,Central Park Room

Some of the most expensive studio apartments in the hotel have Central Park views.

Residence Inn by Marriott New York Manhattan, Central Park View

10. Centara Grand At Centralworld - Bangkok, Thailand - 771 feet (235 meters)

Thailand's tallest hotel has 55 floors and is directly adjacent to Central World, Southeast Asia's largest shopping center.

Centara Grand At Centralworld is located in downtown Bangkok, surrounded by shops and restaurants.

Centara Grand At Centralworld Hotel Tower

The hotel was opened in 2008 and contains 505 rooms, offering panoramic views of the city's skyline. Their bold, golden-decorated interiors leave no question about the design intention to look luxurious.

Centara Grand At Centralworld Hotel Room

The Red Sky Restaurant on the rooftop is open until 1 AM. So you can have plenty of time enjoying the panoramic view of Bangkok along with tropical cocktails.

Centara Grand At Centralworld Hotel Red Sky Restaurant

9. Nassima Tower Hotel Apartments - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 883 feet (269 meters)

Nassima is a twin tower and one of the many tall skyscrapers along Sheikh Zayed Road in central Dubai. The Nassima Tower Hotel Apartments was opened in 2010, and it's housed in the taller building of the two, and Voco Dubai is in the shorter.

Nassima Tower, Dubai

Nassima's 119 rooms are spread over 60 floors. Their design is rather simplistic, but the view from the rooms is astonishing.

Nassima Tower Hotel Apartments

So, if you want a panoramic view of Dubai's skyline and the Arabian Bay (including from the bathroom!), this is a great choice.

Nassima Tower Hotel Apartments Bathroom

8. Four Seasons Hotel Manama - Manama, Bahrain - 890 feet (270 meters)

Like the iconic Burj Al Arab, the Four Seasons Hotel Manama built its own artificial island where the hotel building rises. While it's well-connected to the city, the island has a white sandy beach and an outdoor pool area if you are more into freshwater than salty.

The famous Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed the super sleek hotel tower. The edgy building resembles a giant "H", with its top part joined together by a sky bridge.

Four Seasons Hotel Manama Tower

Four Seasons Hotel Manama's interior is designed to resemble an art-deco ocean cruiser, and its large indoor swimming pool oozes luxury.

Four Seasons Hotel Manama Room

The 68-story skyscraper opened in 2014, and it's packed with 263 luxurious rooms that overlook Bahrain's capital city and the Arabian Gulf.

Four Seasons Hotel Manama Luxurious Indoor Swimming Pool

7. Tower Plaza Hotel - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 965 feet (294 meters)

Tower Plaza Hotel is housed in a modern skyscraper on Sheikh Zayed Road - like many of the world's tallest hotels. It offers 5-star luxury in its 415 upscale rooms in the 65-story tower.

Initially, the building was called the Khalid Al Attar Tower 2, and it opened its doors to guests under the Millennium Hotel brand in 2011.

Tower Plaza Hotel - Dubai

Tower Plaza Hotel has an outdoor pool that green plants surround and overlooks Dubai, including the Burj Khalifa and the Jumeirah beach.

The Tower Plaza Hotel Dubai Room

The infinity pool is a great place to hang out, where you can also find a whirlpool and a bar.

The Tower Plaza Hotel Dubai Pool

6. Baiyoke Sky Hotel Bangkok - Bangkok, Thailand - 997 feet (304 meters)

When the building was completed in 1986, it was the world's tallest hotel until Bangkok's Baiyoke Tower II came along in 1997.

From this point, the prestigious title exchanged hands nearly every year, with a new tallest hotel tower popping up (mostly) in Dubai.

Baiyoke Tower II is Thailand's third tallest building, even though it was constructed in the late nineties. It takes a grandstand in Bangkok's skyline, even though it's not as famous as Lebua At State Tower, which was featured in the Hangover movie.

Baiyoke Sky Hotel Bangkok Tower

The 88-story skyscraper has a public observation deck on the 77th floor, but if you stay in one of the 673 guest rooms, you can get the same view from the comfort of your bed.

Baiyoke Sky Hotel Bangkok Room

On the 84th floor, you will find the 360-degree revolving roof deck, and a few floors below, you can go for luxurious outdoor dining at the Bangkok Sky & Bangkok Balcony restaurant.

And if you get thirsty for cocktails and panoramic views, the rooftop bar on the 83rd floor has you covered!

Baiyoke Sky Hotel Bangkok Outdoor Restaurant

5. Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 1,014 feet (309 meters)

Avid Dubai fans will recognize the iconic shape of the Emirates Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road. It was one of the first skyscrapers to pave the way for SZR's success. Or, to be precise, the first twins to do so, as Emirates towers consist of the taller office and the shorter hotel towers.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Building

The Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel opened in 2000, right before Dubai's massive property and tourism boom. The 400 rooms (including 40 luxurious suites) are spread over 56 floors.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Club Lounge 42nd Floor

The business hotel is directly connected to the Dubai Metro, so you can quickly and easily get in and out.

And there is a women-only floor targeted at female executives. Gender segregation is not new to Dubai, as you have separated cars in the metro for women, but it's a unique feature for a hotel.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Suite

The rooms and suites follow the classic design language of luxury hotels in Dubai, and some have curved floor-to-ceiling windows with scenic views of the city.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Bathroom

4. Burj Al Arab - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 1,053 feet (332 meters)

The Burj Al Arab needs no introduction. It's one of the most famous hotels in the world, and we have written about it extensively.

It also made it on our 7-star hotel list, and we featured it in the article about the world's most expensive hotel rooms.

Burj Al Arab Tower

The Burj Al Arab was constructed on an artificial island on Jumeirah Beach. Tom Wright of WKK Architects designed the sail-shaped tower, and the world's most luxurious hotel opened in 1999.

Burj Al Arab's Colorful Lobby

Although it's officially still one of the tallest hotels in the world, the 1,053 feet (332 meters) structure's top 39% consists of non-occupiable space.

Burj Al Arab's Underwater Restaurant

Apart from the iconic location and shape, the helipad around its top attracts the most looks. It's where Federer played golf, and you can land with your helicopter if you are a billionaire.

Burj Al Arab Sky One Bedroom Suite

The hotel has only 199 exclusive suites on its 56 floors, and that's because they are huge. The smallest one is 1,820 square feet (169 square meters), and the most luxurious covers 8,400 square feet (780 square meters) of neatly designed space.

Burj Al Arab's Indoor Swimming Pool

3. Rose Rayhaan by Rotana - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 1,093 feet (333 meters)

Burj Al Arab held the title of the world's tallest hotel until Rose Rayhaan by Rotana opened ten years later in 2009.

Interestingly, Abbco Group, the developer of Rose Tower, planned to build a 1,250 feet (380 meters) tall skyscraper, which would grant it the solid first place for the tallest hotel in the world even today.

However, they have settled at a more modest 1,093 feet (333 meters) and 71 floors for the blue-toned skyscraper with a rose-shaped spire.

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Tower

The hotel is located on Sheikh Zayed Road and comprises 462 luxurious rooms and suites with panoramic views of Dubai overlooking Burj Khalifa.

The Rose Rayhaan by Rotana is the first hotel from a major brand to be completely alcohol-free. There are two restaurants and a 24-hour coffee shop, but you will have to search for another place if you like to have an evening drink.

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Hotel Room

The saunas and steam rooms are gender-segregated, and there is a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool to relax.

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Hotel Pool

2. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 1,165 feet (355 meters)

Just three years after the Rose Tower topped out, another skyscraper in Dubai took the prestigious title of the tallest hotel. The 72-story JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is housed in a state-of-the-art twin tower.

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Towers

The 1,608-room (804 in each building) hotel run by Marriott International has a 40,000 square feet (3,700 square meters) spa and a swimming pool.

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Pool

The symmetrical towers were arranged to give the best views of the Burj Khalifa, Business Bay, and the sea.

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Room

The large hotel complex has 12 award-winning restaurants, bars, and lounges. The one with the best panorama of Dubai is the Vault cocktail bar located on the 71st and 72nd floors.

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Vault Dubai Bar

1. Gevora Hotel - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 1,169 feet (356 meters)

As you probably already guessed, the world's tallest hotel is in Dubai. Gevora Hotel's tower narrowly beat JW Marriott Marquis' record, which is only two miles away. The difference is a mere 4 feet (roughly one meter).

In 2005, Al Attar Properties, the developer of Gevora Tower, started constructing a residential building. By 2008 the tower topped out but plans changed due to the economic downturn.

Twelve years into its construction, Gevora Tower was finally finished, but unlike the original plans, it was turned into a hotel.

The first guests arrived at the beginning of 2018 at the world's tallest hotel.

Gevora Hotel Tower in Dubai, UAE

The 75-story 4-star hotel is another symbol of Dubai's record-seeking attitude. The city is home to the world's biggest shopping mall, the world's biggest building, the first 7-star hotel, and now, the world's tallest hotel.

Gevora Hotel Room

There are 528 rooms in the hotel, ranging from the smallest double beds offering 500 square feet (46 square meters) of space to the 910 square feet (85 square meters) suites.

The outdoor swimming pool is on top of Gevora's garage building, but it's high enough to offer scenic views of Sheikh Zayed Road and Dubai's skyline.

Gevora Hotel Outdoor Pool

The highest hotel in the world

So, now that we have the complete list of the tallest hotel buildings, what's the highest-located hotel room in the world?

Rosewood Guangzhou takes up the space of the top sixteen floors of the 111-story Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre in China, soaring to 1,739 feet (530 meters) at its highest point.

Rosewood Guangzhou

If you want to book the highest room, Manor Suite and the duplex Xi Guan House are on the 106th floor.

Rosewood Guangzhou Room

The hotel has a sky bar called Too High (seriously!) on the 107th floor with an outdoor terrace overlooking Guangzhou city, which has a population of over 15 million.

Rosewood Guangzhou Bathroom
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