Ever-evolving and competing with each other for recognition, big cities can be quite the exciting travel destination these days. To truly be in the middle of all the action, you’ll want to book a stay that’s not only in the CBD but also soaring above it so you can have that exclusive bird’s eye view of everything that’s happening. Try a skyscraper hotel on your next big city visit. Here are three of the tallest and most luxurious ones in Asia and the Pacific.
57 storeys, 242m
Opening on August 30, 2018, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok will be the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. Towering 242 metres above the busy Ratchaprasong district, privileged guests of this sky-scraping luxury hotel will be able to enjoy views of the impressive metropolis from any one of the 171 rooms and suits, as well as state-of-the-art facilities such as the outdoor infinity pool or the restaurants and bars on the 55th through 57th floors.
Conrad Xiamen, China
55 storeys, 300m
Another luxury hotel that’s reaching for the skies in Asia is the Conrad at Xiamen, China. Located in the Siming CBD, Conrad Xiamen close to many popular attractions, including Baicheng Beach, and is the tallest Conrad property in the world at 300 metres high. With hotel rooms starting from the 41st floor, guests of the Conrad Xiamen can enjoy pristine views of Gulangyu island, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, as well as mountains in the distance. When staying here, also be sure to have a drink up at the Coast Bar & Grill on the 54th floor, as it is the highest bar in Xiamen.
Hilton Surfers Paradise, Australia
58 storeys, 194m
Opened in 2011, Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences is still the tallest building on Australian’s Gold Coast. Within its 58 floors, the hotel has 169 guest rooms and 220 single or multi-bedroom residences—many with striking floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean—for those who want to make this impressive beachside edifice home. Besides the acclaimed bars and restaurants located at the high levels, guests and residences of Hilton Surfers Paradise can also indulge in facilities such as wellness centres and play areas.