US Firm Designs Tallest Hotel in Hong Kong

23 November 2009 (Last Updated November 23rd, 2009 18:30)

US practice KPF has unveiled the design for the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong, touted as the world's tallest hotel. The hotel will occupy top 17 floors in the 484m International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Hong Kong, which is Hong Kong's tallest building and is the third highest in the w

US practice KPF has unveiled the design for the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong, touted as the world's tallest hotel.

The hotel will occupy top 17 floors in the 484m International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Hong Kong, which is Hong Kong's tallest building and is the third highest in the world.

The hotel will feature 312 guest rooms with views across Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island.

Singapore-based firm LTW has worked on the hotel scheme's interior design while Japan-based Spin Studio designed the bars and restaurants.

The hotel will house a 50m² Deluxe Harbour Room, and 365m² Ritz-Carlton Suite and will feature six dining venues, four 1,300m² meeting rooms, a lobby lounge and a 930m² ballroom.

The 118th floor will feature a fully equipped fitness centre and indoor pool, and the 116th floor will include 860m² of treatment rooms and relaxation areas.

The alfresco rooftop bar will be located at 490m above sea level and feature fire pits and casual seating areas.

The hotel is expected to open in December 2010.