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Old 30th March 2011, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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World's highest hotel opens in Hong Kong

World's highest hotel opens in Hong Kong


The International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Hong Kong. Occupying the 102nd to 118st floors, the world's highest hotel, the Ritz-Carlton opened its doors housed in the city's tallest skyscraper and offering unrivalled panoramic views of the world famous Victoria Harbour. -- PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG - THE world's highest hotel opened its doors in Hong Kong on Tuesday, housed in the city's tallest skyscraper and offering unrivalled panoramic views of the world famous Victoria Harbour.

Towering some 490m above the bustling, chaotic streets of the Southern Chinese city, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is making a grand comeback after temporarily closing in 2008.

Visitors peered out of the floor-to-ceiling windows of the 118th floor of the International Commerce Centre, which houses the hotel, for a 360 degree view of the glitzy financial hub and the South China Sea.

'We're opening an iconic hotel which took us about 10 years to build,' president and chief operations officer Herve Humler told reporters.

The Ritz-Carlton however will likely lose the world's highest hotel title in 2014, according to media reports, when the J-Hotel opens near the top of the over 600-metre Shanghai Tower in mainland China.

'People compete all around the world about everything - I'm sure someone somewhere is building an even taller building as we speak,' Humler said. 'We emphasise service.' The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong also will be one of the most expensive places to stay in a city already packed with luxury hotels, with the rack rate starting at HK$ 6,000 (US$970) a night for a deluxe room.

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Wow. Taller than Swissotel. We need to build more storeys to compete liao!

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Wow. Taller than Swissotel. We need to build more storeys to compete liao!
Our buildings have a height limit of 280 metres

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Wow! Thatís very tall. It is taller than the Eiffel tower which is around 324.00 m. Hope the prices of this hotel are fair enough to plan a stay in this lovely hotel.

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This number is expected to rise. Mainland China is a key market for us. Asia as a region has bounced back significantly in the past year, with business going up about 20 percent in 2010

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