Worlds Five Tallest Hotels 2013

With floor space at an ever increasing premium, real estate companies are looking skywards to achieving luxury living dwellings. As engineering technology reaches new innovative methods, many new builds are far surpassing our ideas on how high structures can be developed.

And as there is so much kudos in achieving the world’s highest building, will there ever become a time when the sky really is the limit? In the meantime, feast your eyes on our list of the world’s tallest hotels.

1. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel

The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel comprises of 72-storeys, and stands an impressive 355 m (1,165 ft) above sea level. This twin-tower skyscraper complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates has 1,608 rooms, 10 restaurants, four bars and two lounges and is a 5-star hotel. The guest rooms are all equipped with state of the art technology, which include LCD TVs, iPod stations, Wi-Fi and a tablet that controls the master room. Prices start from around £215 per person per night.

2. The Rose Tower

The Rose Rayhaan Tower Hotel by Rotana

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

The Rose Tower, also known as Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, is also a 72-storey hotel and is situated on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was the world’s tallest hotel from 2009-2012 but was beaten in 2013 by the JW Marriot. This hotel features 462 connecting rooms and suites which all have high speed wireless internet connection and come fully stocked with complimentary tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar. There are multi channel satellite televisions in all rooms. Prices start from around £100 per person per night.

3. The Ryugyong Hotel

The Ryugyong Hotel

The Ryugyong Hotel: Picture Courtesy AP

The Ryugyong Hotel is a 105-story pyramid-shaped skyscraper and is currently still under construction in Pyongyang, North Korea. The hotel is also commonly known as the 105 Building, which refers to its number of floors. Work began on the hotel in 1987 but had to stop in 1992 as the economic crisis in North Korea forced a halt. The hotel is scheduled to partially open this July or August 2013.

4.The Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab: Picture Courtesy Joi Ito

For a very long time, the Burj Al Arab was the world’s tallest and most luxurious hotel. The architecture is unsurpassed still, and the hotel was designed by British architect Tom Wright, and is in the feature of a sailing boat. The hotel itself was built on an artificial island that had to be especially created from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The hotel includes a stunning lobby area, with mulitcoloured atrium windows. Prices start from around £1,368.17 per person per night.

5. Jumeirah Emirates Hotel Tower

Jumeirah Emirates Hotel Tower

Jumeirah Emirates Hotel Tower: Picture Courtesy e-architects

Jumeirah Emirates Hotel Tower, is also known as Emirates Tower Two and has 56-storeys and is situated in the heart of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. There are 40 luxury suites and is connected to the 54-floor Emirates Office Tower by a shopping boulevard. Described as a five star business hotel that combines high octane luxury with spacious rooms, features include a private beach, an open sky swimming pool and 15 world class restaurants and bars. Prices start from around £283.13 per person per night.

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