Technically there are two ways to define the “tallest hotel in the world.” The better way is by what floors the hotel’s rooms are actually on. That’s what this infographic is about. The dumber way would be to define “tallest hotel” by the tallest point on the building the hotel is in. So, if there’s a needle on the building that goes really high, even if the hotel is on floors 1-20, somehow that hotel would be dubbed the tallest hotel. This is an infographic of the highest hotels, or the tallest hotels by a reasonable definition.
In other words, this is a an infographic of hotels where the rooms are really freaking high. Plus, this will tell you which ones can be had for free on points.
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- Ritz Carlton Hong Kong
- Park Hyatt Shanghai
- St. Regis Shenzhen
- Four Season Guangzhou
- Grand Hyatt Shanghai
- JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
- Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
- Splendor Kaohsiung
- InterContinental Hanoi “Landmark 72”
- Makkah Clock Royal Tower Fairmont
This list is incredible because 7 out of the 10 tallest hotels can be booked for free with points from one credit card sign up bonus.
Ritz Carlton Hong Kong & JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
The Marriott credit card gives 70,000 points as a sign up bonus. It’s enough for 1 night at the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong or 2 nights at the Jw Marriott Marquis Dubai. It’s not one of my favorite credit cards, but staying at one of these hotels might be worth it.
Park Hyatt Shanghai & Grand Hyatt Shanghai
There are a number of ways to earn enough Hyatt points because Chase Ultimate Rewards Points transfer 1:1 to Hyatt points.
The Park Hyatt Shanghai is 20,000 points a night and the Grand Hyatt Shanghai is 15,000 points a night.
- Hyatt credit card gives two free nights
- Chase Sapphire Preferred gives 40,000 points
- Ink Bold/Ink Plus gives 50,000 points
Getting a free night is easy with one of the Chase cards. The Park Hyatt Tokyo is a close contendor on the list of highest hotels. Personally, I liked the Park Hyatt Shanghai better, as being on floor 96 instead of 51 was a big difference!
The St. Regis ShenZhen is from 12,000-16,000 SPG points and right now, the SPG credit card is giving a bonus of up to 25,000 SPG points. That could be enough for two free nights.
Pretty straightforward, the Fairmont card gives two free nights as a sign up bonus.
The IHG credit card gives 80,000 points as a sign up bonus… which who knows how many free nights that will get you. The fact of the matter is that this hotel has some issues. It’s been “about to open” for awhile. In fact wikipedia still says the hotel is opening September 2013. No idea what’s going on there… But I hope it actually opens soon.
The novelty of being in a skyscrapper has not worn off for me. Even being on floor 30 is a nice experience. Lucky for me, many of the tallest hotels are luxury hotels that have great rewards programs.