December 17, 2010
The world’s tallest hotel
The finishing touches are now being applied to the 118 storey hotel as Hong Kong prepares to open its tallest building in March 2011. It will be occupy floors 102 to 118 within The International Commerce Centre (ICC), which is situated on the Kowloon waterfront. The 484 metre hotel will take the ‘world’s tallest hotel’ title from Dubai’s Rose Tower Hotel which stands at 333 metres and 72 floors.
At a recent press conference, Simon Cooper, Ritz-Carltons president described the hotel as “the heart and Soul of Kowloon” and predicted that it “will attract visitors from all over the world for its world-class style, design, service and landmark location.”
The hotel will consist of 312 bedrooms, each including WiFi, iPod docking stations and flat screen TVs. It will also have 6 dining venues, a lobby lounge and an alfresco rooftop bar. Not only will it be stealing the ‘world’s tallest hotel’ title, but thanks to its infinity pool on the 118th floor it will also have ‘the world’s highest pool’. The pool will provide a breathtaking view of the Kowloon waterfront and provides an area of total relaxation for guests.
Room prices are yet to be officially announced, but it is predicted they will start at HK$4,500 (430 Euros) per night.