Highrise buildings with a minimum height of 150 meters (492 feet) are considered to be skyscrapers by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The hotels you will find here exceed this height, in fact, you will find some of the world's tallest buildings on the list, including the tallest, Burj Khalifa. There is nothing that can beat the panoramic views you can get from these tall towers that oftentimes peak above clouds.
Skyscraper Hotels
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Guangzhou
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This hotel blends stylish modernity with traditional hospitality in one of China’s most dynamic cities. The hotel has some arresting contemporary artworks and original designs. When you enter, the first thing you see is the three-story glowing “waterwall” lit by 5000 LED lights; they’re choreographed to create an evanescent pattern …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Guangzhou  China  East Asia
Distrito  
Capital
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Grupo Habita is well-known for producing hotels that have style gurus levitating in amazement. This one is located in Santa Fe, Mexico City’s high-retail and business district, so it is one of their more swish creations. Acclaimed interior designer Joseph Dirand masterminded the interior down to the vintage furnishings and …
Accommodation types: Design   Skyscraper
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Seattle
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Boeing (as in the airplane company) was founded here, so to commemorate that you'll find riveted metal cocktail tables to rest your specially crafted beverage. The massive circular fireplace in the Living Room which houses the resident DJ high above, riffs on a forest ranger look-out tower, and is covered …
Accommodation types: Design   Skyscraper
Location: Seattle  USA  North America
Holiday Inn  
Shanghai
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Shanghai is the center of commerce for Asia. It is rapidly expanding like China’s economy and is home to a staggering 21 million people. It is home to many architectural oddities and unique buildings but this is the only 24-story swimming pool with a glass-bottom I have ever seen. The …
Accommodation types: Skyscraper
Location: Shanghai  China  East Asia
Armani  
Hotel
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Armani Hotel Dubai is located in the prestigious Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai which is the tallest building in the world standing at 2723 ft / 828 m. You can avoid the crowds by accessing the hotel easily via the exclusive entrance. Everything is made by Giorgio Armani from the …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Skyscraper
Traders  
Hotel
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Hong Kong is one of the world’s financial centres and is chock-full of infinite luxury so Traders Hotel must be pretty special to stand out against such still competition. And it does. It is situated right in the centre of the city. Near the galleries, business district and party hubs. …
Accommodation types: Skyscraper
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Ukraina
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This stunning hotel was built in 1952 as part of the ‘Soviet Skyscraper’ project. The foundation stones were laid in 1947 to mark the 800th anniversary of Moscow and celebrate the USSR's victory in World War Two. Though completed after his death, this building and its sisters are seen as …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper   Soviet
Location: Moscow  Russia  East Europe
Atomium  
Kidsphere
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The Atomium is a singular building in the European capital of Brussels. It is a museum, exhibition space, and viewing gallery. It is constructed of enormous spheres connected by futuristic walkways using plastics, steel, and glass. The experience of moving through this novel space is like moving through a new …
Accommodation types: Kids   Museum   Skyscraper
Ryugyong  
Hotel
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Some call it the ‘Hotel of Doom’ while others have dubbed it the ‘Phantom Pyramid’ because the North Korean government went through a phase of airbrushing it from photos and denying its existence. Like many things in North Korea this hotel has been a source of confusion to people not …
Accommodation types: Skyscraper
Peninsula Hotel  
Tokyo
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Your room is one of the largest you will find in Tokyo. And this hotel has so many suites, conference centers, and ballrooms; who could resist the chance to get lost in such space-age opulence! Make sure you don’t miss The Void which is their abstract art installation. But take …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Marina Bay  
Sands
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You won't want to go off the deep end of Marina Bay Sands' infinity pool – it is 57 stories up. This is just one of the hundreds of features guests of the world's most expensive hotel can enjoy. Yes, it cost a cool $6.2 billion to build. The infinity …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper   Spa