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Joelle Mentis, Staff Writer

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Whoever said it’s lonely at the top has not checked into one of these hotels. In fact, we would go as far as to say that top of the world is the way to go. These are the hotels where it’s views for days.

The Hotel: The Crown Towers

Location: Sydney, Australia

Crown Towers

Rising more than 900 ft above the Bangaroo precinct, The Crown Towers offers one of the best views of the Sydney Harbor you can find. And it isn’t just from the roof or the restaurant that you get great views. Each room also features floor to ceiling windows from which the Opera house comes into view.

At 6 stars, this hotel with a view also has one of the highest overall ratings. Luxurious marble bathrooms and king sized beds in every room showcase that even at base level, you’re not missing out. A heated outdoor pool, top-tier spa, and 6 story chandelier are all just expected at this caliber of hotel. If you get the munchies, there’s a Nobu and many other high-end restaurants to choose from.

Bulgari Shanghai

The Hotel: Bulgari

Location: Shanghai, China

Rising above the skyscrapers of Shanghai is a challenge but Bulgari does it. Even though the Bulgari styled Roman exteriors might have you confused about where you are, the view does not. Some think its the best the city has to offer. Located on the banks of Suzhou Creek, The Bulgari hotel showcases the diversity of Shanghai’s riverbank. High rises, as well as the historic Bund, and the red rooftops of Puxi all come into view. It’s not a hotel with a view, its a hotel with views.

Being a Bulgari hotel, there is no expense saved when it comes to the rooms, restaurants and spa. Even though its in the basement, the pool somehow gets the same glowing natural light as up above. And sometimes even when in Shanghai, the craving for a gelato strikes. Fear not, as Bulgari showcases delicious Italian cuisine.

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The Hotel: Mandarin Oriental New York

Location: New York City, USA

Even New Yorkers — maybe especially New Yorkers — need a staycation sometimes. The Mandarin Oriental can show you a whole new side to the city. There are a lot of good views in NYC, but none so spectacular as the Mandarin Oriental’s vision of Central Park. Located in Columbus Circle, you get views of the whole park, as well as the downtown skyline and the Hudson River.

If you are planning to stay, take advantage of the 2-floor spa located on the 35th and 36th floors. If not, you can book the ballroom or conference rooms which each showcase the same views, and make for the perfect venues for any events. The hotel with a view is also apartments with a view, as part of the building offers private residences. You know, just incase your staycation turns into something more permanent.

The Hotel: Four Seasons George V

Location: Paris, France

George V is probably on your radar but if not, let it be known that you won’t find better views of the Eiffel Tower than here. It’s not as if you’re in an ultra modern skyscraper with omniscient birds-eye views. Instead you feel as if you find yourself looking into the perfect window in the city. From the eighth arrondissement, you either see the Eiffel Tower, Avenue George V, or look over onto manicured French courtyards.

Best part is that room-depending, you also look out from perfect little balconies. The view is yours to enjoy alongside a room serviced café au lait and pain au chocolate. Of course, everything else about the hotel matches this level of Parisian fairytale, from the multiple Michelin-starred restaurants on property (that’s multiple restaurants with multiple stars each), to the room-sized flower arrangements. George V is a hotel of many things, but best of which is the view.

The Hotel: Aman Tokyo

Location: Tokyo, Japan

We don’t pick favorites. But we will tell you which hotel has the best view. Aman Tokyo gives otherworldly views of the city from its 38 stories on top of the Otemachi building, and prime location in the financial district. A hotel with a view in Tokyo should be really tall. Aman is.

Guests say you feel like you’re rising to the pearly gates as you step out of the elevator and into a cloud-level oasis of calm. The sleek rooms are more like residences than hotel rooms, and everything from the spa to the restaurants are the best of the best. With a staff to guest ratio of 7:1, you can also be assured you’ll get adequate attention. If anything, the service is over the top.

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FAQs

Q: Which hotel has the tallest view?

A: Either The Crown Towers in Sydney or Aman Tokyo.

Q: Which hotel is in the best area?

A: You don’t sacrifice a great neighborhood for the view at Four Seasons George V, which is on the Right Bank of Paris.

Q: Where is the Mandarin Oriental NYC located?

A: The Mandarin Oriental NYC is located on Columbus Circle across from Central Park.

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