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Infinity pools, art collections and private malls: Top 10 biggest hotels in the world

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In the Gulf, residents are no stranger to colossal and luxury hotels on their doorstep. But around the world, some hotels even top the GCC for their sheer size and scale.

Here are the top ten biggest hotel and hotel complexes in the world.

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10. Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, US

This photo shows a view of the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, 15 May 2005. (File photo: AFP)
This photo shows a view of the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, 15 May 2005. (File photo: AFP)

With 4,407 rooms, spanning three buildings, the Luxor Hotel & Casino is a 30-storey casino and hotel located on the famous Las Vegas Strip. Owned by MGM Resorts International, the hotel has more than 2,000 slot machines, 87 table games and a 120,000 square foot casino. It is also home to a giant Sphinx replica, housed among the Egyptian style architecture.

9. Mandalay Bay & Delano & Four Seasons, Las Vegas, US

n aerial view shows the Las Vegas Strip including Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino (L) and Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (File photo: AFP)
n aerial view shows the Las Vegas Strip including Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino (L) and Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (File photo: AFP)

These three sister hotels are all connected on the Las Vegas Strip and have a total of 4,429 rooms as well as a casino, shopping mall, swimming pool and spa.

8. Barkhatnyye Sezony Yekaterininskiy Kvartal, Russia

Barkhatnyye Sezony Yekaterininskiy Kvartal, Russia. (Supplied)
Barkhatnyye Sezony Yekaterininskiy Kvartal, Russia. (Supplied)

With 4,688 rooms spanning a collection of 34 buildings, this Russian retreat – built for the Sochi Winter Olympics - is a humongous hotel nestled in a 300-acre park of subtropical flora.

7. Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vega, US

This undated handout image shows the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (File photo: AFP)
This undated handout image shows the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (File photo: AFP)

Spanning over two towers, The Wynn Las Vegas has a total of 4,748 rooms and sits on the Las Vegas Strip alongside some of the other biggest hotels in the world. As well as the obligatory casino and a live entertainment hall, the hotel also as its own shopping mall, 18-hole golf course – and a Ferrari dealership.

6. Izmailovo, Russia

A photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows the ethnographic and amusement center Kremlin in Izmailovo in Moscow. (File photo: AFP)
A photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows the ethnographic and amusement center Kremlin in Izmailovo in Moscow. (File photo: AFP)

Izmailovo Hotel was the largest hotel in Europe largest hotel in the world from 1980 until 1993 and was built to host all the athletes under one roof at the Olympic Games. It consists of four high-rise buildings and has 5,000 rooms. It is located in Izmaylovo District near the Partizanskaya subway station of Moscow Metro and is composed of five buildings named after letters in the Greek alphabet; Alpha, Beta, Vega, Gamma and Delta.

5. Sands Cotai Central, Macau, China

The Sands Cotai Central is seen before the opening of the resort in Macau on April 11, 2012. Las Vegas Sands Corp. opened its fourth casino in the booming Asian gaming capital of Macau transforming a swamp earmarked for a fireworks factory into a $5 billion resort. (FIle photo: AFP)
The Sands Cotai Central is seen before the opening of the resort in Macau on April 11, 2012. Las Vegas Sands Corp. opened its fourth casino in the booming Asian gaming capital of Macau transforming a swamp earmarked for a fireworks factory into a $5 billion resort. (FIle photo: AFP)

Outside of the US and Russia, is the Sands Cotai Centra – a five building complex housing 6,246 rooms. Located in Cotai Strip, Macau, the hotel is a casino resort with a Himalayan-inspired setting – and has suites boating a surface area of 4,000 square feet.

4. CityCenter Vegas, Las Vegas, US

A view of part of the Bellagio and the CityCenter project under construction on the Las Vegas Strip seen from the Voodoo Lounge. (File photo: AFP)
A view of part of the Bellagio and the CityCenter project under construction on the Las Vegas Strip seen from the Voodoo Lounge. (File photo: AFP)

CityCenter (also known as CityCenter Las Vegas) is a 16.797-million square feet mixed-use, urban complex on 76 acres located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, containing multiple linked hotels. The project was started by MGM Resorts International; Dubai World became a joint partner during the project’s construction phase. It is the largest privately funded construction project in the history of the US. It has a total of 6,790 rooms, a giant community center, five water and ice features, an internal tram system, an ultra high-end mall and a fine art collection valued at more than $40million.

3. MGM Grand, Las Vegas, US

An aerial view shows the Las Vegas Strip including MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. (File photo: AFP)
An aerial view shows the Las Vegas Strip including MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. (File photo: AFP)

The MGM Grand Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The MGM Grand is the largest single hotel in the US with 6,852 rooms. It is also the third-largest hotel complex in the world by number of rooms and second-largest hotel resort complex in the US behind the combined The Venetian and The Palazzo. When it opened in 1993, the MGM Grand was the largest hotel complex in the world. With a décor inspired by old Hollywood, the hotel features a one of the largest gaming floors in all of Las Vegas, measuring 171, 500 square foot, and is home to a TopGolf resort and a ‘murder mystery’ studio where guests can solve a crime before getting their own CSI diploma.

2. The Venetian Resort Las Vegas (The Venetian Las Vegas and The Palazzo)

The letters of the resort names at the shuttered Palazzo Las Vegas (L) and The Venetian Las Vegas. (File photo: AFP)
The letters of the resort names at the shuttered Palazzo Las Vegas (L) and The Venetian Las Vegas. (File photo: AFP)

The Venetian and Palazzo hotel complex is the biggest in North America and the second biggest in the world. With a combined total of 7,092 rooms, the complex is also home to a designer shopping mall, huge casinos, a two-storey fountain, the Las Vegas Car Museum, a nightclub, the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, and numerous architectural replicas of various Venetian landmarks.

1.First World Hotel, Malaysia

This photo shows the newly launched First World Hotel in Genting Highlands, north of Kuala Lumpur 26 July 2002. (File photo: AFP)
This photo shows the newly launched First World Hotel in Genting Highlands, north of Kuala Lumpur 26 July 2002. (File photo: AFP)

With 7,351 rooms, The First World Hotel holds the Guinness World Records title for the largest hotel in the world by the number of rooms since 2015. It also features a giant shopping center, a casino, retail and dining outlets, an indoor theme park, a ‘Snow World’, and a huge virtual reality attraction.

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