The countdown has started to the opening of the world’s tallest hotel, but this time it is not in Dubai, but in Hong Kong. Necessity spawned high-rises in this most densely populated area of Kowloon and technological advances just kept the buildings going higher and higher.
The Ritz-Carlton is opening its doors on floors 102 to118 of the International Commerce Center after a three year absence in the city and at that height every room will have a stunning bird’s eye view of the city. However, they reserved the top floor for the swimming pool – an infinity-edge pool at that.
How happy would you be to relax with a book on one of the floating beds, drifting along the edge of a vertiginous drop at a height of almost 1,600 feet above the street? Even with the glass windows it will be a pretty unnerving experience for some. What’s more the glass windows go beneath the water level, so there’s no escaping vertigo by swimming underwater.
The new Ritz-Carlton Hotel will officially open on March 29 and is already is great demand as a top luxury hotel geared at business travelers and tourists alike. The introductory package rate starts at US$497 and the rack rate starts at $640. If the pool views don’t take your breath away, the prices certainly may.
by Gillian at Luxique Luxury Hotels