Hotel in China's Shanghai Tower billed as world's highest

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June 29 (UPI) -- A Chinese developer opened what is being billed as the highest hotel in the world -- occupying the top floors of the country's tallest building.

The J Hotel Shanghai Tower, situated on the top floors of the 2,073-foot-high Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building, opened to the public June 19, and bills itself as the highest hotel in the world.


The hotel, owned by developer Jin Jiang International, charges $557 per night for the cheapest of its 165 rooms, and a stay in one of the facility's 34 suites can cost more than $10,000 a night.

Guinness World Records lists the Gevora Hotel in Dubai as the world's tallest hotel, measuring 1,169 feet high. The hotel in the Shanghai Tower is unlikely to take the record, as it occupies only a few of the building's floors and not the entire building.

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