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Shanghai skyscraper to house world's highest hotel

The hotel will beat the Armani on 160th floor of the Burj Khalifa

The Shanghai Tower will add to the number of skyscrapers that make up the city's skyline.
The Shanghai Tower will add to the number of skyscrapers that make up the city's skyline.
The Shanghai Tower will add to the number of skyscrapers that make up the city's skyline.
The Shanghai Tower will add to the number of skyscrapers that make up the city's skyline.

A 632-metre tower in Shanghai is to house to world’s highest hotel when completed in 2014.

With 128 storeys, the Shanghai Tower will be the second tallest building in China and the third tallest in the world, with the Shanghai Tower J Hotel occupying the 84th to 110th floors.

According to the holding company Jin Jiang Hotels Group, the hotel will be the world's highest luxury hotel, surpassing the Park Hyatt Shanghai, which currently occupies the 79th to 93rd floors of Shanghai’s tallest building - the Shanghai World Financial Centre.

It will also beat the Giorgio Armani hotel which occupies the 160th floor of Dubai's 828-metre-tall Burj Khalifa, which opened this year and is currently the world's highest skyscraper.

The hotel will have 258 luxury guestrooms with the lobby situated on the 101st floor.

The Shanghai Tower is located in the central business district of Lujiazui, the Pudong district, along with the Shanghai World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower.

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