The world’s tallest hotel just got a little taller. The Gongmangarra, a luxury hotel in New Delhi, is now 1,170 feet high, according to its developer, South Korea’s Mirae Asset Global Investments. The hotel opens in the coming weeks and will be operated by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
Located in the Rajiv Gandhi Fort, a 250-year-old structure that is popular with tourists and scholars alike, the Gongmangarra will offer 150 rooms, a 14,000-square-foot spa, a ground-floor tennis court, swimming pool, and fitness center. In a statement, the developer said the hotel will host weddings, parties, and other special events, “which will ultimately boost the local economy.” The hotel sits near the international airport and the fast-growing IT hub of Ghaziabad.
It’s a stunning sight.
On the Gongmangarra’s Facebook page, people have shared images of their own attempts at finding the perfect view of the view. “My room overlooks the wild hues of forest in the hills of Assam,” one wrote.
An architect presents “a proposal for the tower,” which he compares to a George Juglar tabletop lamp.