The World's Highest Luxury Hotel, Boasting A Restaurant On The 120th Floor, Has Opened To Guests In Shanghai
On 30th June 2021
The world's highest luxury hotel has opened in Shanghai, with a restaurant on the 120th floor and 24-hour personal butler service for customers with deep pockets and a fear of heights. The 165 magnificent rooms of the J Hotel are located on the top floors of Shanghai's business district's 632m (2,073ft) Shanghai Tower.
Elevators rocket passengers up the terrifying spiral-like skyscraper at a record-breaking 42.8mph or 18 meters per second.
The Shanghai Tower, at 2716 feet, is the world's second-tallest structure, after Dubai's Burj Khalifa.
The coronavirus pandemic delayed the hotel's debut, but it has finally begun to receive well-heeled visitors who can rely on the services of a devoted butler at any hour of the day or night.
The hotel's seven restaurants, bars, spa, 84th-floor swimming pool, and all the other customary trappings of a top-notch hotel are also available to guests.
It is not affordable. J Hotel is giving a special experience rate' of 3,088 yuan ($450 or £343) per night to commemorate its debut, but rates for its 34 suites have skyrocketed.
A night in a "J Suite," equipped with crystal chandeliers and a spa, costs more than 67,000 yuan (£7,443).
The hotel, which is operated by Jin Jiang International Hotels, a significant Chinese state-controlled conglomerate, opened its doors.
'On the day of our opening even the web page was overloaded with so many visitors with strong interest and they have such (a) strong will to come and experience our hotel,' said Ms. Renee Wu, sales and marketing director.
'Of course, this is very encouraging to all of us, but at the same time, we are committed to making sure that all our guests are well taken care of.'
The Shanghai Tower's elevator is the world's fastest elevator. It was formally awarded the title by Guinness World Records at a ceremony after last year.
A Mitsubishi expert controls the fast lift, which can accelerate the capsule up to 42.8 miles per hour (69 kilometers per hour) as it travels up the 632m (2,074ft) tall building.
Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, runs at a speed of 27.44 miles per hour (44 kilometers per hour).