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The term twin towers in architecture refers to two tall structures with nearly identical characteristics and similar height.
Emirates Park Towers - JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel is the world's tallest hotel, a 76-story, 355 m (1,165 ft) twin-tower skyscraper complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
With the first tower open, the hotel comprises 14 food and beverage outlets, rooftop bars, a business center, conference halls and meeting rooms, an extensive banquet hall, a 3,700 m2 (40,000 sq ft) spa and health club, as well as retail outlets, a swimming pool, and a gymnasium
Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Emirate of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai from www.hotelscombined.com
Situated in Dubai, this 5-star property is modern and elegant. The various facilities this contemporary hotel offers include a free shuttle service, a sauna and an outdoor pool.
This art deco hotel provides valet parking, a kids pool and an executive floor. Corporate amenities include meeting rooms.
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai provides 804 rooms, each with a mini bar, a private bathroom and an iPod docking station. Guests can relax in the welcoming seating area.
Guests are able to unwind with a drink at JW Marriott Marquis's bar and try international style food in the restaurant. A range of breakfast options are on offer in the hotel's dining room.
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is surrounded by the area's well-known sightseeing attractions, and Dubai Tower, Executive Towers and Business Bay are within walking distance. The helpful staff at the tour desk are available to book and organise activities in Dubai.
Emirates Towers - Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel
The Emirates Towers is a building complex in Dubai that contains the Emirates Office Tower and Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. The two towers, which rise to 355 m (1,165 ft) and 309 m (1,014 ft), respectively, stand as the 23rd and 47th tallest buildings in the world. The two towers are connected by a 9,000 m² (96,875 ft²) two-storey retail complex known as "The Boulevard". The Emirates Towers complex is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is a symbol of the city of Dubai. The Emirates Towers was constructed by the construction wing of Al Ghurair Investment group.
A curiosity of the design is that the towers have a similar number of floors; the taller office tower actually contains 54 floors, while the hotel tower contains 56 floors. This is because the individual floor heights of the office tower are greater than that of the hotel.
Sheikh Zayed Road PO Box 72127, Trade Centre 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Featuring an outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a private beach, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Dubai and won the Best Business Hotel in the Middle East Award. The hotel is also within a 10-minute walk of Emirates Towers Metro Station and received the HolidayCheck Award - City Trips.
This modern Dubai hotel offers a Turkish steam bath and a free shuttle service. Relaxation facilities include a beauty centre and a sauna. After a long day of sightseeing in the local area, Talise is an ideal place to unwind with massage services.
Petronas Towers - Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)'s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.
In order to visit Petronas towers, visitors must first purchase the tickets. Tickets of adults and children can be purchased via online web portal or at the counter. Discounted tickets for seniors are available for those 55 years of age and above. Queues for tickets can get quite long sometimes. The complete Ticketing System or Automated Fare Collection system is provided by a Malaysian-based solution company called Longbow Technologies Sdn Bhd.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur from www.hotelscombined.com
(0.2 km from Petronas Towers)
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Centrally located in Kuala Lumpur, this stylish 5-star hotel offers a Jacuzzi and an infinity pool. It features outdoor tennis courts and a sauna.
There are a range of facilities on offer to guests of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, such as 24-hour room service, a kids pool and an express check-in and check-out feature. It provides babysitting services, a currency exchange and a reception that operates 24 hours a day.
Every stylish room at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur comes with an iPod docking station and a mini bar, and the bathrooms offer bathrobes and slippers. They provide a flat-screen TV, a seating area and a DVD player.
A satisfying breakfast is available every morning at Mandarin Oriental, and there are numerous restaurants and cafés close by. Guests can sample Japanese, Chinese and European dishes at the on-site restaurant.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel KL is ideally located for sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur, with Petronas Towers and Suria KLCC only a short stroll away. Guests can also easily visit nearby attractions, such as Kuala Lumpur Tower.
Suzhou RunHua Global Center - InterContinental Chengdu Global Center
Suzhou, formerly romanized as Soochow, is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Shanghai.
The city's canals, stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens have contributed to its status as one of the top tourist attractions in China. The classical gardens in Suzhou were added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997 and 2000. Suzhou is often dubbed the "Venice of the East" or "Venice of China".
The Suzhou RunHua Global Center, formerly the SPG Global Towers, are a pair of skyscrapers in Suzhou, China. Groundbreaking on the buildings began in 2007, and they were completed in 2010. Building A is 282 m (925 ft) to the architectural tip with 49 floors, and is used mostly for office space, while tower B is 240 m (790 ft) to the architectural tip with 54 floors, and is residential.
InterContinental Chengdu Global Center from www.hotelscombined.com
(0.2 km from Global Centre)
No 1700 Tianfu Avenue North, Wuhou, Chengdu, China
Featuring free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool, InterContinental Chengdu Global Center is located in Chengdu and provides comfortable accommodation. It also features an executive floor, a butler service and a steam bath.
InterContinental Chengdu Global Center's 990 luxury rooms offer a private bathroom, a mini bar and slippers, plus all the essentials required for an enjoyable stay. Each has a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and satellite / cable channels.
InterContinental Chengdu Global Center is within a 20-minute car trip of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and Sichuan University. The hotel's multilingual staff are available to ensure that every guest has an enjoyable visit.
The Cullinan - W Hong Kong
The Cullinan is a residential complex located in Hong Kong's Union Square. This prime waterfront residence has glass curtain walls and sweeping views of the Victoria Harbour. The glass facade gives the twin towers a futuristic look, matching the design language used on the nearby International Commerce Centre.
This complex was named after the 3,106 carat (621.2 g) Cullinan Diamond found in 1905; the largest diamond in the world.
The Cullinan is intended for the richest of the richest. According to Time magazine, it "could well qualify as the world's most expensive apartments
W Hong Kong from www.hotelscombined.com
(0.2 km from The Cullinan)
1 Austin Road West Kowloon Hong Kong, Union Square, Hong Kong
This trendy 5-star hotel is situated in Tsim Sha Tsui and provides a Jacuzzi and a rooftop pool. A short walk from The Cullinan, it offers trendy rooms equipped with a mini bar, an iPod docking station and a private bathroom.
W Hong Kong treats guests to a variety of deluxe facilities, including valet parking, a limousine service and Bliss. Staff are available 24/7 and can help with booking tours and tickets.
The rooms showcase vistas of the city and provide a flat-screen TV, a CD player and a shower. They each offer wireless internet access, movies-on-demand and bottled water.
Those staying at The W Hong Kong are invited to experience international cuisine at Kitchen, or try seafood dishes at Sing Yin Cantonese. Those wanting to socialise can visit WOOBAR, conveniently located in-house.
Situated just a 10-minute walk from The W Hotel Hong Kong are Elements and The Harbourside. Guests can also visit International Commerce Centre and Sorrento.
Grand Gateway Shanghai - Courtyard Hotel Xujiahui Shanghai
Grand Gateway Shanghai is an office complex consisting of two identical skyscrapers in the Xujiahui area of Shanghai, China. It was completed in 2005.
The towers are the 71st tallest existing buildings in the world when measured up to the highest architectural point which is the top of the domes, and the 9th tallest in Shanghai, making them a landmark in the area. The height of the roof is 224.9 metres.
The Grand Gateway 66 shopping mall is located at the base of the towers. The podium contains 1.1 million square feet of retail and entertainment space.
There is also a residential development, called Grand Gateway Garden, consisting of two towers, each 100 m high.
Courtyard Hotel Xujiahui Shanghai from www.hotelscombined.com
(0.7 km from Grand Gateway 66)
100 Hongqiao Road, Xuhui, Shanghai, China
Under 20 minutes' stroll from Xujiahui Metro Station, Courtyard Hotel Xujiahui Shanghai offers guests a convenient base when in Shanghai. It also features a sauna, a steam bath and a swimming pool.
Each room at Courtyard Hotel Xujiahui Shanghai comes with a refrigerator and a mini bar, while the bathrooms feature showers and bathrobes. All have tea and coffee making facilities, a flat-screen TV and movies-on-demand.
Those staying at Courtyard By Marriott can enjoy breakfast every morning.
Courtyard By Marriott Shanghai Xujiahui is close to Hengshan Road. The staff at the tour desk are available to book and organise activities in Shanghai.
Time Warner Center - Mandarin Oriental New York
Time Warner Center is a twin-tower building developed by AREA Property Partners (formerly known as Apollo Real Estate Advisors) and The Related Companies in New York City.
The total floor area of 260,000 square metres (2,800,000 sq ft) is divided between offices (notably the offices of Time Warner Inc. and an R&D Center for VMware), residential condominiums, and the Mandarin Oriental, New York hotel. The Shops at Columbus Circle is an upscale shopping mall located in a curving arcade at the base of the building, with a large Whole Foods Market grocery store in the basement.
Mandarin Oriental New York from www.hotelscombined.com
80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, Clinton, New York City, United States
Mandarin Oriental, New York, located in Manhattan, provides trendy accommodation and high quality facilities. It is situated a brief stroll from the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the New York City Center and Central Park.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York City has sweeping city views, plus a sauna, an express check-in and check-out feature and a swimming pool. It provides child-minding services, a currency exchange and a reception that is available around the clock.
The luxurious feel of each room at Mandarin Oriental, New York is complemented by facilities like slippers, mini bars and iPod docking stations. Each has a bathroom that has a shower and bathrobes.
A satisfying breakfast is available for purchase, and there are numerous restaurants and cafés nearby.
New York City's popular tourist spots are within close proximity to Mandarin Oriental New York, with Broadway just a brief walk away. The Museum of Modern Art and the Radio City Music Hall are each within a 20-minute walk.
102 Incheon Tower
The 102 Incheon Tower is a supertall twin tower proposed for construction in Songdo International City, Incheon, South Korea. The design consists of two 151 floor, 600 m (1,969 ft) supertall skyscrapers connected by three skybridges. Construction started with groundbreaking on 20 June 2008. If completed on schedule in 2015, the building will become the tallest twin towers in the world, surpassing the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and one of the tallest buildings in Asia
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