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The Largest Hotels in the World

The First World Hotel and Plaza, in Malaysia, is the world's largest hotel location.

Most of the top 25 largest hotels in the world are found in the United States while the others are found in Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Thailand, Honolulu, Bahamas, and Russia. Las Vegas, USA has the highest number of largest hotels in the world accounting for 14 out of the 25. Macau is the second leading with the largest hotels in the world with four out of the 25 while the rest have one each.

The Five Largest Hotels In The World

First World Hotel

The First World Hotel is a three star hotel found in Genting Highlands in Malaysia. Initially, the hotel was the world’s largest until it was dethroned by an expansion of The Venetian in Las Vegas (now known as The Palazzo) which officially opened on January 1st, 2008. However, in 2015 First World Hotel regained the title once again as the world’s largest hotel in the world and was listed by the Guinness World Record following the opening of a new block. The First World Hotel consists of two towers with 3,164 standard rooms, 2,922 deluxe rooms, 649 triple deluxe rooms, 480 superior deluxe rooms and 136 world club rooms bringing the total number of rooms to 7,351.

The Venetian / Palazzo

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino is in Las Vegas in the US and is a five diamond luxury hotel. The Venetian was designed by KlingStubbins architects. Together with The Palazzo Hotel and Casino Resort and The Sands Convention Center are all adjoining establishments operated and owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Since 2009, The Palazzo has been awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award, but after 2014 the management refused to undertake any AAA inspections. The Venetian and Palazzo Hotel and Resort consist of 7,117 rooms.

MGM Grand Las Vegas

The MGM Grand Las Vegas is a casino and hotel based in Las Vegas. The MGM formally known as Marina and MGM Marina is the largest single hotel found in the US and the third largest hotel in the world with 6,852 rooms. When the MGM Grand Las Vegas was officially opened in 1993 it was the world's largest hotel complex. The hotel which is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International features a 30- floor main building with a height of 293 feet, waterfalls, a convention center, five outdoor pools, the Grand Spa, rivers and the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The establishment also houses several restaurants, the largest casino in County Clark, nightclubs, and numerous shops.

Izmailovo Hotel

The Izmailovo Hotel was officially opened in 1979 and is situated in the Izmaylovo District of Moscow, Russia. It is a four building hotel that was the largest hotel in the world when it transcended the Rossiya located in Moscow in 1980 to 1993 when the MGM Grand extended its establishment. Izmailovo was built to accommodate the 1980 Summer Olympics since Moscow did not have sufficient hotel rooms. The hotel has a three star rating but three of its four buildings are rated four star hotels and are run independently. The Izmailovo Hotel has a total of 5,000 rooms.

Sands Cotai Central

The Sands Cotai Central is a casino resort located in Macau, China that officially opened on April 11th, 2012. The hotel has 6,000 rooms and suites from an affiliated with the Holiday Inn, Conrad, St. Regis, and Sheraton brands. The hotel's architecture was designed, developed and coordinated by the Aedas an international architectural firm.

Record Holders In The Hotel Industry

Throughout the years Moscow, Malaysia, and Las Vegas have exchanged the title and the Guinness World Record for the largest hotels in the world with each trying to surpass the other. However, Vegas hold the title for having the largest hotels in the world with six out of the 10 world's largest hotels and 14 out of the 25 world's largest hotels. The world's largest hotels can be compared to mini cities due to their sizes and the facilities they have within their establishments.

Largest Hotel Locations in the World

RankHotel NameCountryCapacity
1First World HotelMalaysia7,351
2The Venetian/PalazzoUnited States7117
3MGM Grand Las VegasUnited States6852
4CityCenterUnited States6790
5Sands Cotai CentralMacau6000
6Izmailovo HotelRussia5000
7Wynn Las VegasUnited States4750
8Mandalay BayUnited States4426
9Luxor Las VegasUnited States4407
10Ambassador City JomtienThailand4219
11Sheraton Grand MacaoMacau4001
12Excalibur Hotel and CasinoUnited States3981
13Caesars PalaceUnited States3960
14Bellagio Las VegasUnited States3950
15Circus Circus Las VegasUnited States3773
16Shinagawa Prince HotelJapan3680
17Flamingo Las VegasUnited States3626
18Atlantis Paradise IslandBahamas3414
19Hilton Hawaiian VillageHonolulu3386
20Disney's Port Orleans Riverside and French QuarterUnited States3056
21The MirageUnited States3044
22Monte Carlo Resort and CasinoUnited States3002
23The ParisianMacau3000
24The Venetian MacaoMacau3000
25Cosmopolitan of Las VegasUnited States2995

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