What attracts you the most when you visit a big city?
Abraj Al Bait – Saudi Arabia, [US$15 Billion]
Located in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the 120 story building is considered the most expensive building in construction, designed by the Lebanese architectural group, Dar Al-Hadassah. Abraj Al Bait is located near Masjid al-Haram mosque. The hotel accommodates nearly 100000 people. The hotel is one of the perfect hotels for the pilgrims that come to Mecca for Hajj. Abraj Al Bait also gives its guests a view of the Masjid al-Haram mosque’s holy courtyard. The construction of the hotel took 8 years- from 2004 to 2012. It is also the fourth-tallest building in the world.
Marina Bay Sands – Singapore [US$8 Billion]
It is marked as one of the most luxurious tourist attractions of Singapore. No wonder that a specialist in the field of tourism has designed such a resort, so yes! It is built by Nevada-based Las Vegas Sands Corporation. What corporation will build such a wonder like this, other than a Las Vegas company? This luxury building features restaurants, a hotel, exhibition centers, theatres, retailers, and entertainment venues. This luxurious resort was officially opened on 23rd June 2010. Having three 55 story buildings and capped by Sands Sky park, the resort is a paradise on earth. The sky park is 200 meters above ground level, offering a panoramic view of the Singapore skyline. The hotel contains 2561 luxury rooms and suites.
Emirates Palace [US$6 Billion]
Despite the fact that the Emirates Palace was officially opened in 2005, it wasn’t until the following year that other areas of the building opened to the public. While the palace itself was massively expensive, the real estate on which it is located is not affordable, as the private beach there makes it unique. If you want one of the suites in the Emirates Palace, you’ll have to show a chunk of change. The walls of the suits are plated in gold. There is even a concert venue that can accommodate nearly 15,000 people and full-size sports events.
The Resort World Sentosa – Singapore [US$5.38 billion]
The Resort World Sentosa is the fourth most expensive building ever built in the world. The total construction cost of this resort casino stands at US$4.93 billion. built by the Malaysian conglomerate Genting Group, the luxurious resort features a number of attractions for tourists as four hotels, resorts, and a casino. The marine life park in the resort is the largest oceanarium worldwide. This large oceanarium has nearly 100000 marine animals. Unique themed parks add a beautiful touch to the resort. The park contains many attractions like Madagascar theme park ride, Transformer ride, The lost world, and Ancient Egypt.
One World Trade Center – New York [US$3.80 billion]
Located in New York City, the One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the United States at 1451 feet. This skyscraper is also known as the ‘freedom tower’ and it contains 120 stories. It was built to replace the twin tower of the original World Trade Center that was destroyed on the 9/11 attack. The construction of the building took 7 years, it began in 2006 and is completed in 2013. Originally, architecture David Childs designed the building. Interestingly, the 9/11 museum in the building displays artifacts, videos, and stories of the original world trade center. Finally, the construction of the building costs US$3.8 billion.
Wynn Resort – Las Vegas – United States [US$2.70 Billion]
Welcome to the sixth-largest hotel in the world. Which corporation can work on such a project? A Nevada-based one, of course. The Nevada-based Wynn resorts limited corporation owns this jewel. Wynn includes a number of well-known stores such as Cartier, Brioni, Alexander McQueen, Dior, and Chanel. Wynn hotel is not marked with a large number of rooms as most of the hotels on the list, however, there are multiple features that make the hotel a renowned tourist attraction. The hotel constitutes nine full-sized restaurants, a large lake, a golf course, and five nightclubs.
Venetian Macau – Macau – China [US$2.40 Billion]
Located in the City of Macau in China, Venetian Macau is the biggest casino in the world. It is owned by an American casino company named Las Vegas Sands. The casino was officially opened on 28th August 2007. When it comes to floor area, Venetian Macau is also the largest hotel in Asia. The hotel constitutes 3000 suites. The Venetian in Las Vegas has the same design as the Venetian Macao. The Venetian in Macao has accommodated some of the important sporting events owing to the full-size Cotai Arena in the resort.