Tallest Hotels in the World
These are the tallest hotels in the world. All of these hotels are at least 1,000 feet in height and all but one of these tallest hotels are located in the Middle East. These tallest hotels are impressive buildings to say the least and were built to cater to some of the richest people in the world. For most the only way to spend a night in one of these hotels is to work there or be a very lucky guest. You can see the Tallest Hotels in the United States here.
1) Abraj Al Bait Towers in Saudi Arabia - 1,972 feet
Image Source (Abraj Al Bait Towers hotel under construction in Mecca, Saudi Arabia)
When completed in 2011 the Abraj Al Bait Towers hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia will be the tallest hotel in the world at 1,972 feet in height and the 2nd tallest building in the world. The massive Abraj Al Bait Towers will also be the largest building in the world measured by floor area with an incredible 16.2 million square feet. And if that is not enough to impress the building will also house the largest clock tower in the world. This impressive hotel complex that also includes residential units will be able to accommodate and house 100,000 people per night in Mecca which is the holiest meeting site in Saudi Arabia and all of Islam.
2) Emirate Park Towers in Dubai - 1,234 feet
The Emirate Park Towers is two separate hotel towers located together in the Business Bay district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates that will each be 1,234 feet in height when completed in late 2010. The 77 story Emirate Park Towers will be the 2nd tallest buildings in Dubai and the world's tallest buildings that are completely hotels.
3) Rose Tower Hotel in Dubai - 1,092 feet
The Rose Tower is technically the tallest hotel in the world at 1,092 feet because it is already a fully completed functioning hotel unlike the other hotels listed above. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai the 72 floor Rose Tower Hotel has a very unique and distinctive look and was completed in 2009.
4) Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea - 1,083 feet
The Ryugyong Hotel is located in Pyongyang which is the capital city of North Korea. When completed the Ryugyong Hotel will be 105 floors spaced out over 1,083 feet in height which makes it the 4th tallest hotel in the world. The hotel building was begun in 1987 but work was stopped in 1992 when aid from the Soviet Union stopped after Russia moved away from Communism. Construction resumed in 2008 when an Egyptian company took over supervision of the complex in a business deal. The Ryugyong Hotel is already 1,083 feet tall a height it reached in 1992 and just needs the interior to be finished for completion.
5) Burj Al Arab in Dubai - 1,053 feet
The Burj Al Arab is a distinctive looking hotel located on a man-made island connected to land by a bridge from Jumeirah Beach in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. By design the 60 floor Burj Al Arab looks like the sail of a ship and was built from 1994 to 1999. In a famous publicity stunt in 2006 a helipad on top of the Burj Al Arab hotel was converted into a tennis court and Andre Aggasi and Roger Federer played tennis up there.
6) Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai - 1,014 feet
The Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel is a 56 story hotel located in Dubai next to its sister building the 54 story Emirates Office Tower which actually 6 feet taller than the hotel. The Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel was built from 1996 to 2000 and is the 47th tallest building in the world today and contains 40 luxury suites for the richest people in the world.
7) The Address Downtown Dubai - 1,004 feet
The Address Downtown Dubai is obviously another hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 1,004 feet in height the 63 floor Address Downtown Dubai is the last hotel in the world over 1,000 feet in height and is a hotel and residential skyscraper so some would not include this building among the tallest hotels in the world.
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