10 Must-see atriums worldwide

An atrium not only brings the natural lights into a building but also creates an impressive and distinctive look for a high-end hotel on account of its unique features. Please let us introduce hotels having fascinating atriums from around the world.

Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, U.A.E

The atrium at Burj Al Arab Hotel used to be the world’s tallest at 180 meters

Burj Al Arab is an iconic sail-shaped building on the shore of Dubai’s beach. As one of the tallest hotels in the world, Burj Al Arab started construction in 1994 with the participation of up to 2,000 workers in the peak period. Two wings of this skyscraper spread in a V to form a vast “mast”, while the space between them is enclosed in a massive atrium which used to be the world’s tallest one before the launching of the Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Leeza SOHO in Beijing, China.

Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, U.S.A

A view of the impressive atrium

Rising high over the city skyline, Marriott Marquis, an iconic 52-story hotel welcomes you to the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Built in 1985 by the renowned architect John C. Portman, this central hotel is famous for its atrium, once being the world’s highest. The impressive 47-storey atrium has a 50-foot blue sail in its centre, enchanting and calming every guest. Today, Marriott Marquis Atlanta is looking better than ever after a dramatic transformation that introduces new amenities and advanced facilities at every corner.

Hotel Atrium at Jin Mao Tower, China

A stunning view of Soaring Hotel Atrium

The atrium space was carefully sculpted to offer panoramic views and allow the usage of natural daylight, underscoring the engineering challenges of creating such a vast space. It is said to be one of the most-photographed atriums and with reason – the balconies was designed to allow photographers to slide the camera over the ledge without looking down the 88 floors.

Leeza Soho Tower, China

45 stories spiraling around the world’s tallest atrium inside Leeza Soho

Leeza Soho is a skyscraper located in the Lize Financial Business District in Beijing, China. Starting construction in 2015, structural rings at each level, four sky bridges, and a double-insulated glass facade unite the two halves of the tower together. The emerging space between these two halves extends the full height of the tower, creating the world’s tallest atrium at 194.15m which rotates through the building. This rotation of the atrium intertwines Leeza SOHO’s two halves in a dynamic ‘pas de deux’ with connecting sky bridges on levels 13, 24, 35 and 45; its glazed facade giving panoramic views across the city.

Georgian Terrace Hotel, U.S.A

The new design of the hotel atrium remains a testament to Atlanta’s rich history

Designed by prolific turn-of-the-century architect William Lee Stoddart, the hotel features turreted corners, columned terraces and floor-to-ceiling Palladian-style windows. The soaring glass atrium in the lobby is befitting of the legends who have stayed here, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Walt Disney and Elvis Presley. With 326 guestrooms, three ballrooms and more than 16,000 square feet of business space, the setting can be a bit frenetic, but it’s still easy to see why the hotel has been called the “Grande Dame of Atlanta”.

Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, U.S.A

The largest atrium in the world

Luxor Las Vegas is a 30-story hotel and casino situated on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The hotel is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International and has more than 4,400 keys, a 120,000-square-foot (11,000 m2) casino with over 2,000 slot machines and 87 table games.
Notably, Luxor Las Vegas has the largest atrium in the world (by volume) at 29 million cu yd (22 million m3). Specifically, the walls of the Atrium are lined with rooms, which offers a view of the entertainment spaces below.

Conrad Hotel New York Downtown, U.S.A

Artworks by post-World War II masters and contemporary artists can be seen throughout the Conrad’s atrium

From the first moment you enter Conrad New York, modern and contemporary artworks become an essential part of your stay. In details, there are over 2,000 works of art displayed throughout the hotel’s public spaces and in 463 luxury guest suites. Besides, Conrad New York also exhibits a diverse collection by some of the world’s most prominent contemporary artists.

ME by Melia Dubai, U.A.E

Free-formed fluidity of this void contrasting with the precise orthogonal geometry of the surrounding cube

ME by Melia Dubai has “a giant irregular void” connecting two glazed towers with smooth transition so that they can appear as a single volume. The design conveys the remarkably inventive quality of Zaha Hadid Architects’ work while expressing a sculptural sensibility that reinvents the balance between solid and void, opaque and transparent, interior and exterior factors.

The Beekman – A Thompson Hotel, U.S.A

A spectacular full-height atrium

Located within the center of Lower Manhattan, the hotel is an architectural gem, hailed for its iconic nine-story atrium and pyramidal skylight. Therein, the soaring atrium of the gorgeous Temple Court has stunned since it was first built in the 1890’s. Besides, the luxury hotel also unites some of the world’s greatest talent, including the sophisticated design of Martin Brudnizki and the culinary cachet of restaurateur and chef Tom Colicchio.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, U.S.A

Iconic “Atrium Tower” of Atlanta

Opened in 1967 as the Regency Hyatt House, John C. Portman, Jr.’s revolutionary 22-story atrium design for the hotel has influenced hotel design enormously in the years since. Thus, the hotel instantly became one of the most recognized buildings in Atlanta.
For the structure, the hotel consists of the main “Atrium Tower” and two extensions, containing a total of 1,260 guestrooms. On top of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta is a revolving restaurant called Polaris, located just beneath the blue dome-shaped structure which gives the hotel its distinctive profile.

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