Shanghai Inaugurates World's Highest Hotel
The world’s highest luxury hotel has opened in Shanghai (China) to welcome guests with filled pockets and a head for heights. It includes a restaurant on the 120th floor and 24-hour personal butler service.
Elevators fly guests up the spiral-like tower at speeds of 18 metres per second to the J Hotel’s 165 lavish rooms.
The hotel is located on the top floors of the 632-metre (more than 2,000 feet) Shanghai Tower, the second-tallest building in the world after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
Its opening was delayed partially due to the coronavirus pandemic but now the hotel has started receiving wealthy guests who can enjoy the services of a dedicated butler at any hour, day or night.
Customers can also derive pleasure from one of the hotel’s seven restaurants, spa, bars, 84th-floor swimming pool, along with the other normal trappings of a first-class hotel.
But it’s not cheap. For its inaugural celebration, J Hotel offers a “special experience rate” of 3,088 yuan ($450) a night, but prices soar for its 34 apartments.
A night in a “J Suite”, costs more than 67,000 yuan (one Chinese yuan equals 24.48 pkr) with crystal chandeliers and a sauna.
The hotel is one of the Jin Jiang International Hotels, one of the major Chinese state-owned groups, and was officially inaugurated on Saturday (19th June 2021).
“On the day of our inauguration, even our website was overloaded with several visitors who have a strong interest and will to come and experience our hotel,” stated Renee Wu, sales and marketing director.
“This is very encouraging to us, but still, we aim at making sure that all our guests are well taken care of.”