We have listed out a few records related to travel in one of our previous articles. From the largest number of fountains in a hotel to the largest and highest hotel in the world, here is another list of the crazier, zanier and the even more impressive mix of the most exceptional and unmatched feats relating to travel till date.
Tallest Atrium :
The foyer of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai is the tallest atrium in the world and is hundred eighty meters high. This iconic structure was designed by architect Tom Wright and it represents the sales of a dhow and its atrium is a central feature that runs upwards through half the building.
Most fountains at a hotel:
While the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Vegas maybe famous or being the setting of "Ocean's 11" but the hotel also holds a record Ã¢ÂÂ for having the most number of fountains at a hotel! The hotel has over thousand fountains on its twelve acre lake which is Bellagio's extravagant water feature is a nightly spectacle on the Vegas strip!
Most Northerly Hotel:
A hotel 1333 kilometers shy of the North Pole - Radisson SAS Polar Hotel in the town of Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen - is the world's most northerly hotel with full-service. Albeit, the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago is over a thousand kilometers shy of the North Pole, it nevertheless is well within the Arctic Circle.
It officially holds the record of being the most northerly hotel in the world to function. It also is a great place to visit for the glacial scenery of the Arctic. But watch out for the island's Polar bears.
The Tallest Hotel:
The Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Hotel in Dubai managed to eclipse the Burj Al Arab by twelve meters to officially become the world's tallest hotel. The Rose Rayhaan stands at 333 meters from ground level to the top of its mast. Planned originally to stand at a height of 380 meters, it was revised down to 333 meters. The Rose Rayhaan - also known as the Rose Tower - was opened on December 14, 2009. The tower consists of 482 rooms and has seventy-two floors.
Tallest unoccupied Building :
As bizarre as it may sound, the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea holds the record of being the tallest unoccupied building the world. The construction of the hotel began in 1987 and is yet to be finished. The on-site work was topped in 1992, re-started in 2008 but, South Korea estimated that it might cost $2 billion or about ten percent of North Korea's annual GDP to complete the building and make it completely safe; the construction came to a full stop!