26/07/2013 13:41 BST | Updated 25/09/2013 06:12 BST

The World's Tallest Hotels


Have you got a head for heights? Viewing a new destination from a skyscraper is often the best way to secure your bearings and discover everything the city has to offer, not to mention the stunning panoramic views and excellent photo opportunities. What better way to begin your exploration than from one of the world's tallest hotels, offering a bird's eye view over the bright lights of your destination.


Hotel comparison website trivago.co.uk has compiled a list of ten of the tallest hotels from around the world, offering unparalleled luxury at heights of up to almost 500 metres. From the 261-metre Grand Lisboa in China's Macua to the vertigo-inducing Park Hyatt Shanghai at 494 metres, these hotels are not for the faint-hearted. Sip cocktails from the tallest building in Thailand, or swim in the highest hotel infinity pool at Hong Kong's Ritz-Carlton. Not only do these Asian and Middle Eastern skyscrapers boast unsurpassed views, but are also renowned for their groundbreaking architecture, elegant interiors and exemplary hospitality.

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