6 of the world's highest skyscraper hotels

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LONDON. February 8. KAZINFORM Around the world, city-defining skyscrapers are pushing the limits of technology and engineering.

The best part -- many of them are home to luxury hotels, giving travelers the chance to check in, look down and soak up the cities below, CNN informed.

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Sitting atop the 488-meter International Commerce Centre building in Hong Kong's Kowloon District, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is currently the proud owner of the World's Highest Hotel Suite record from Guinness World Records.

Each of the hotel's 312 rooms includes a telescope, so guests can take advantage of the views (smog depending), or take in the city while swimming laps in the world's highest swimming pool.

Even if you aren't a guest at the hotel, consider popping up to Ozone -- the world's highest bar, of course -- where cocktails and Asian tapas are served among marble, wood and leather furnishings.

Park Hyatt Shanghai

Occupying the 79th to 93rd floors of Shanghai's tallest building, the 492-meter, bottle-opener-shaped World Financial Center, Park Hyatt Shanghai was the world's highest hotel until being overtaken by The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong in 2011.

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox of New York, the Park Hyatt Shanghai has a minimalist, cocoon-like feel.

On a clear day the Park Hyatt Shanghai's views are unbeatable, particularly the toy castle appearance of the colonial-era buildings lining the opposite side of the Huangpu River.

Since opening in 2008, the 174-room hotel has gained a reputation for its dining and nightlife options, with Wednesday evening Ladies' Nights (sparkling wine served free to women) a local favorite.

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