10 Asian Hotels on High
LOFT’s pick of the region’s vertigo-inducing hotels
Hyatt Regency, TST, Hong Kong
Occupying one of the tallest skyscrapers in Kowloon, this hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui’s business district enjoys spectacular views over Victoria Harbour. The building also features the K11 Art Mall, filled with boutiques and fashion stores.
Mandarin Oriental, Macau
On the Nape waterfront with views over the sea, this hotel in gambling Mecca Macau is arguably one of the best in town. LOFT recommends Vida Rica Restaurant with a glass wall for your viewing pleasure!
Taking up 18 floors of newly opened 53-storey Tianjin Centre – this towering hotel marks Raffles first foray into a ‘Penthouse-style’ operation. Watch the ‘economic growth city of China’ from your stand-alone bath tub on the 58th floor or head for a dinner with a view at SU restaurant.
Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
The city is waiting with bated breath for this new opening. It doesn’t open until March next year, but it will be the world’s tallest hotel, soaring from the 102nd floor to the 118th floor of the ICC in Kowloon.
Park Hyatt, Shanghai
Occupying the upper levels of one of the world’s tallest buildings – the Shanghai World Financial Center – this hotel in Pudong has gorgeous rooms overlooking the Huangpu River and a blissful spa ‘Water’s Edge’ that appears to hover among the clouds.
Nagoya Marriott Hotel, Japan
Featuring the largest rooms in Nagoya (they claim) – this mammoth hotel in the heart of Japan’s fourth largest city is a cut above its competition.
Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore
At turn 9 of the F1 race, this five-star hotel boasts 11 restaurants, 5 bars, 6 tennis courts and 2 swimming pools.
Grand Lisboa, Macau
The architecture of this hotel may not be to everyone’s taste – but it’s certainly unusual. Asia’s ‘finest casino hotel’ is a glitzy, glittering affair, with two Michelin-rated restaurants and 24 hour entertainment.
Banyan Tree, Bangkok
Vertigo has to be one of the most impressive restaurants in the world; dine in the open-air 61 floors above the bustling streets of Bangkok and you’ll see why this hotel is a LOFT favourite.
With sweeping views of Taipei 101 and the city skyline, this is an impressive hotel – located in the heart of the business district.