4/19/2013 12:52:00 PM

5 Highest Hotel Rooms In The World


Maybe it’s all those pyramids built for pharaohs and kings, or the Arthurian hilltop fortresses of lore, but nothing makes you feel more like royalty than surveying your domain from nosebleed-inducing heights. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel’s twin 1,164-foot towers - the first of which opened officially in Dubai in February, with its twin due early next year - became the tallest hotel in the world by edging out the 1,093-foot Rose Tower, also in Dubai; the ever-striving emirate, in fact, claims the world’s four tallest hotels and seven of the top 10. All of which obscures the fact that you won’t find the loftiest aeries in any of them. The highest guest rooms are found in hotels commanding a portion of skyscrapers devoted mostly to offices and condos. Based on figures from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and other sources, and discounting unoccupied architectural distractions, these are the world’s highest hotel rooms. Don’t take the stairs.

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