UK-based hotel, Shendish Manor have been digging deep to find out the most interesting facts about hotels across the globe. From the oldest hotel to jaw-dropping skyscrapers.
Hotels have evolved over time. From merely places for weary travelers to take a break from their journeys, to places that offer thrills, relaxation and luxurious escapes. Today, hotels have become fascinating places. But no matter how well-travelled you are, there are some interesting hotel facts that you may not have uncovered yet. Here are some world hotel facts you might find interesting.
The World’s Oldest Hotel
Have you ever wondered which hotel is the oldest in the world? Well here’s your answer. The world’s oldest hotel is the Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan which located in Japan. The hotel was opened over 1300 years ago in 705CE.
Thanks to modern advances in building technology, many hotels stretch far into the sky making them both majestic and impressive. Of course this also increases their capacity as well. The tallest of these is the Gevora hotel in Dubia which boasts an impressive 75 stories as well as two levels below the ground.
Then of course there are those hotels that are located on high terrains or at the highest levels of some impressively tall buildings. The Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong is one, as it is located on the 17 highest floors of West Kowloon’s 1587.9 ft high International Commerce Centre. Another is the Rosewood Guangzhou, which today holds the record as the highest hotel in the world. This hotel occupies the top 16 floors of the 1739 ft high Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre.
Sometimes size matters; and some of the world’s largest hotels have proven that by impressing the world with their size and grandeur. Among these grand marvels is the largest spa resort in the world, Mission Hills Haiku, in China. This hotel boasts over 30 sq. miles in space which makes it lager than the city of Manhattan! Another grand wonder is the sister to Mission Hills Haiku, Mission Hills Shenzhen. Mission Hills Shenzhen currently holds the world record for being the largest Golf Resort in the world. The resort occupies 5.8 square miles and facilitates a whopping 216 holes.
The current powerhouse among large hotels is Malaysia’s First World Hotel. This hotel boasts a whopping 17351 rooms.
Worthy of mention also is the wonder that currently holds the record for being the largest hotel room in the world- The Royal Suite at Lebanon’s Grand Hills Hotel and Spa. This 44,465 square feet suit offers its lucky guests 7 stories with 3 pavilions and of course bragging rights as very few in the world can speak of having enjoyed its luxurious and expansive space.
Whether you’re a fan of world travels or not, you’re likely to be fascinated and intrigued by these impressive hotels.