World Record-Breaking Hotels

Crystal Lagoons

In the competitive world of hotels, it helps to have something that sets you apart. We aren't talking about free cookies at reception. Think more along the lines of the world's largest hotel pool or a Guinness World Record-approved largest suite. Over-the-top cities like Las Vegas and Dubai have come to represent a trend towards dramatic architecture. Vegas now hosts the world's largest hotel while Dubai is home to the two tallest hotels -- the Burj Al Arab was the record-holder until the Rose Tower hotel complex opened in December 2009, surpassing it by 40 feet.