There are hundreds of hugely impressive hotels all over the world. From the world famous Bellagio Luxury Resort & Casino hotel in Las Vegas to The Ritz Hotel in London. But there are not many hotels in the world that actually hold world records.
Guinness World Records was first conceptualised in 1955 and since then there has been some extremely bizarre and funny world records. For example, Lucky Diamond Rich is “the world’s most tattooed person”, being 100% tattooed.
But while we could look through countless fun and interesting world records, let’s take a closer look at some of the best records that have been awarded to the hotel industry.
The First World Hotel located in Malaysia is a 3-star hotel that boasts a whopping 7,351 operational rooms for guests with a floor count of 28.
In 2006, the room count was at 6,118, but in 2015 they regained the Guinness World Record by adding a completely new block. This increased the amount of rooms to 7,351. The hotel adjoins the First World Plaza which features a fantastic theme park, luxury shopping centre and food outlets aplenty.
The Eh'häusl goes down in the books as the Smallest Hotel in the world. Located in the city of Amberg, Germany, the Eh'häusl is only eight-foot wide and accommodates just two people at a time.
Although being the smallest hotel in the world, the amenities are still in abundance, featuring a flat screen TV, music throughout the hotel, a fireplace, a rainbow coloured whirlpool and an elegant red salon.
The Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan hotel lies at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains in Japan. Founded in 705 AD, the hotel is over a whopping 1300 years old. Since the beginning, the hotel has sourced all its hot water from the nearby hot spring.
The hotel was last renovated in 1997 and has 37 rooms for guests. In 2011, the hotel was officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the oldest hotel in the world.
Standing at a staggering 1,165.84ft from ground level to the top of its mast, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai, UAE is officially the tallest hotel in the world.
The hotel consists of two 77-floor towers, both of which are entirely owned by the JW Marriott. Their elevators are surprisingly fast, moving at 6 metres per second and the outside of the hotel features 60,000 panes of glass.
Heaviest Hotel Re-located
Built in 1906, The Fairmount is a hugely historic hotel for the people of San Antonio, Texas. So much so that when it was hinted that the hotel might be demolished to make way for a new retail and lodging space, the city had different ideas and opted to move the entire hotel.
This monumental task of moving a 1,451 tonne building down 5 blocks was no mean feat. At a cost of approximately $1 million, it took a total of 6 days to move the building. This task saw the hotel win a world record for the heaviest hotel ever re-located.
Most Northerly Hotel
Based in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen is classed as the most northerly hotel in the world. The hotel offers fantastic arctic adventures to make your stay memorable.
Located 1,330 kilometres from the North Pole, guests can experience the sights of colossal glaciers and the thriving wildlife that roam the lands such as polar bears, arctic foxes and reindeer.
Largest Hotel Suite
The Royal Residence suite in the Grand Hills Hotel, Broumana, is considered the largest suite in the world. The building itself is comprised of 7 floors and the suite measures in at a total of 4,131 square metres of pure luxury.
First Habitable Sand Hotel
In 2008, Mark Anderson set out to build the world’s first hotel made completely out of sand. The hotel, built on a Dorset beach in the UK took 14 hours a day for seven days to build. Once completed, the roofless hotel featured a twin and double bedroom at a cost of £10 a night.
Guests were able to book a stay until the rain and sea washed the structure away. Unfortunately and unsurprisingly there were no toilet facilities and people were warned that sand would “get everywhere”.