Opened: July 2008
At least until Dubai decides otherwise, the new Park Hyatt will be in the record books as the tallest hotel in the world. Occupying floors 79 through 93 in the World Financial Center in Lujiazui, the Park Hyatt completes a trifecta for Hyatt in Shanghai, adding to their pre-existing Grand Hyatt and newly opened Hyatt on the Bund. As one would expect from both the “Park” moniker and a hotel occupying what is without a doubt the city’s most tantalizing real estate, the Hyatt is sparing no expense to impress. The 174 guest rooms, including 34 suites, have all been created by New York-based designer Tony Chi, and attempt to incorporate elements of Chinese tradition. The top three floors will be dedicated to F&B, including a restaurant with 25 meter floor-to-ceiling windows.