Hotels will be part of 1.6km high skyscraper

Saudi Arabia to build world’s tallest megastructure – one mile high

Hotels will be part of an enormous structure reaching 1.6km into the skies above Saudi Arabia, as well as luxury apartments, offices and a shopping centre. The €13.5 billion mixed-use development will actually be twice the height of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently the world’s current tallest skyscraper. It will take 12 minutes to reach the top by lift.
The Saudi Royal family is behind the plans to launch construction of the world’s tallest skyscraper, to be financed by the Royal Family-owned Kingdom Holding Company. International shareholders include Amazon, Apple and McDonald’s. To be built in the port city of Jeddah, it will be called The Kingdom Tower. The American company Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, who designed the Burj Khalifa, and Emaar, the developer behind the Burj Khalifa and voted “Middle East’s Leading Tourism Property Development Company” at the World Travel Awards, have been selected to create the tower.
Incidentally, the Armani Hotel Dubai, located in the Burj Khalifa, will host the World Travel Awards 2011 Middle East Ceremony on 2 May.
Breaking Travel News
[pictured: The Address, also operated by Emaar Hospitality]

x

Check Also

Emirates, Ryanair, Flybe, Austrian, Virgin, British Airways, easyjet, American Airlines, airlines, load factor, PLF, fullest, planes, aircraft, environment, business, profit

Airlines with best and worst load factor

Flying planes full makes airlines far more profitable, and it’s better for the environment.

Delta, airlines, United, American Airlines, pay, pilots, bonus, wage, profit share, usa, captains

Airline gives employees $1.1bn

Delta Airlines is being generous, and people working for its competitors are not too happy.

Hurtigruten to explore distant new lands

Expedition cruises include Northwest Passage and Franz Josef Land

Finnair, A350, Asia, 2017, Chongqing, suspend, wet lease

Finnair to open France route, deepens Asia

Carrier makes all kinds of adjustments to popular routes

Keflavík, isavia, airport, iceland, germany, berlin, capacity, 2018, new routes, icelandair

Iceland’s Keflavik smashes records

Hub prepares to “significantly pass” 10 million in 2018

Norwegian ship to search for MH370

Malaysia approves new search for missing aircraft