Tall hotels have become a bit of a talking point in recent years. Cities such as Dubai and Shanghai have been setting the bar particularly high with their neck-breaking buildings, and of course the beautiful lodges nestled in mountain ranges have been sought out for their towering status for years.
We’ve rounded up our top 10 favourite tall hotels, from buildings redefining gravity to chalets set over 3,000 metres high in the mountains. Readers with vertigo stop reading now, here’s our guide to the world’s tallest luxury hotels.
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Set in the heart of Atlanta it would be hard to miss the Westin Peachtree Plaza as it looms over this bubbly American city at an eye-watering 220 metres. Guests can expect dramatic views across Atlanta from their rooms, or for some real sky scraping why not eat at their iconic Sun Dial Restaurant, their revolving rooftop eatery that takes ‘panoramic’ to a whole new level.
From £150 a night westin.com
The London skyline has never quite been the same since the jagged edges of the Shard pierced through the air space of the South Bank. It’s hardly a surprise that the opening of its 52nd floor hotel the Shangri La is highly anticipated, with its luxurious rooms and unrivalled views of London that stretch as far as the eye can see.
For more information visit shangri-la.com
Set high in the Swiss Alps the Kulmhotel Gornergrat has been a tourist attraction for nearly a century, and we can totally see why! In the midst of stunning mountain peaks visitors can expect to see panoramic views and the clearest sky possible, making it perfect for everyone from skiers to astronomers!
From £150 per night gornergrat-kulm.ch
226 metres above the vibrant shopping district of Singapore stands the awe-inspiring Stamford. This incredible 5-star hotel offers luxurious suites with private balconies that boast views of the lively city and nearby islands Malaysia and Indonesia. Top this with some incredible night life and you’ll be on cloud nine!
From £160 a night swissotel.com
Set on the shores of Lake Wanaka, New Zealand’s fourth largest lake, the Whare Kea Lodge is the ultimate destination for relaxation. It’s surrounded by stunning mountain ranges, with an interior that transports you from high above the clouds to a snuggly ski lodge in Scandinavia. They also offer guests the chance to get the ultimate view of the mountains in a once in a lifetime helicopter ride!
£794 per night wharekealodge.com
For unbelievable opulence and views to die for the Grand Lisboa is the place to be. This hotel is perfect for those looking for a hotel with nightlife, as it houses 12 acclaimed restaurants, 24 hour entertainment and one of the finest casino’s in Asia, all set in a breath taking building that amazes from the ground floor up.
From £1517 per night grandlisboa.com
Part of the legendary ‘Seven Sisters’ group of Moscow, the Ukraina is a testament to the stunning architecture created in Russia during the 20th century. This dramatic building features a huge central spire that lends palatial splendour to the building, and reaches the height of 198 metres for some seriously incredible views.
For more information visit ukraina-hotel.ru
Dubai is known for its cloud scraping skyline, boasting the tallest buildings in the world, which of course includes the world’s tallest hotel. The stunning JW Marriot stands 335 metres high with 77 floors holding 14 restaurants, bars and lounges with dizzying views, plush bedrooms high above this buzzing city and huge conference rooms guaranteed to seal any deal.
From £150 a night marriott.co.uk
The Park Hyatt Hotel sits comfortably on floors 79 to 93 of the Shanghai World Financial Centre, otherwise known as the ‘vertical complex city’. Their luxurious rooms offer spectacular views of the animated metropolis that is Shanghai, and the building plays host to some of the most talked about restaurants in the city.
From 247 per night shanghai.park.hyatt.com
This stunning group of lodges are located in the classic Everest/Khumbu trekking region of Nepal. Tailor made to give the highest comfort to weary trekkers, Yeti Mountain Home boasts cosy lodges and delicious food guaranteed to get you bright and bubbly for your next day exploring.
From £114 per night yetimountainhome.com