World’s Highest Hotel Opens in Hong Kong

By P. Joseph

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong has given new meaning to the phrase ‘the height of luxury’ by becoming the world's highest hotel.

The ultra-luxurious five-star hotel, which opened last week, towers 1,607 ft over Hong Kong, boasting panoramic views of the skyline, as well as surrounding attractions including Victoria Harbour.

Located in the city’s International Commerce Centre (ICC), currently the world’s fourth tallest building, the hotel occupies floors 102 to 118 and features 312 guest rooms.

Amongst the hotel’s impressive facilities is an Espa spa located on the 116th floor, a roof top terrace, and a ‘Chocolate Library’ serving chocolate dishes all day long.

There are also six high-quality dining venues within the hotel, plus access to some of the finest shopping in Hong Kong at Elements shopping mall, located in the podium of the ICC.

Prior to the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, the world’s highest hotel was the Park Hyatt in Shanghai, China, which stands at 1,614 ft.

By P. Joseph