A roof with a view - the world's best hotel rooftops
Tuesday 17 August 2010
The view from the top of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel has been ranked the best hotel rooftop view in the world by users of price comparison website Trivago.
The luxury Dubai hotel, which offers views of the Persian Gulf from a manmade island accessible via a walkway or from the 24th floor "Uptown Bar" in the main building, topped the list of global hotels that offer impressive views.
In second place was the Lebua hotel at State Tower in Bangkok, which offers sprawling views of the Thai capital from its protruding bar on the 63rd floor.
The world's best rooftop pools have also been a matter of some contention recently, with Concierge.com and its sister site HotelChatter both publishing lists recently.
Concierge.com included the London West Hollywood in California and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore among others in its "World's Sexiest Rooftop Pools" selection.
HotelChatter opted for the dangerous edge of rooftop pools, also highlighting the Marina Bay Sands, as well as the W Hong Kong's infinity-edged hot tub and the overhanging pool of The Joule in Dallas among its "Death Defying Rooftop Pool" lists.
Trivago's 15 Most Spectacular Hotel Rooftop Views
Selected by Trivago users
1. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (Dubai)
2. Hotel at Lebua State Tower (Bangkok)
3. Hotel de Rome (Berlin)
4. Bairro Alto Hotel (Lisbon)
5. The Ritz-Carlton (Moscow)
6. NH Parque Central (Havana)
7. Hotel Gansevoort (New York)
8. Grand Hotel Central (Barcelona)
9. Hotel U Prince (Prague)
10. Terrass Hotel (Paris)
11. Hotel St. George Roma (Rome)
12. The Trafalgar Hotel (London)
13. Fresh Hotel (Athens)
14. Palms Casino Resort (Las Vegas)
15. The Marmara Pera (Istanbul)
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