Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong formally became the world's tallest hotel and the fourth highest building in the world - when it opened its doors to the public.

Located at the very top of the International Commerce Centre (ICC), it perches on floors 102 to 118 and has 312 rooms all with city and harbor views.

Herve Humler, president of luxury hotel chain said the building was a landmark hotel which was the result of many years of hard work

'We have been able to build truly spectacular so we can welcome our visitors not just to the tallest hotel in the world, but also to one of the very best hotels in the world,' he said. 'We are taking luxury to new heights in every sense.'

The hotel's services include state-of-the-art technology including WiFi, iPod docking stations, Blu-ray DVD players and flat screen TVs.

There are three restaurants on the 102nd floor, including Tin Lung Heen, which is a Chinese restaurant serving advanced Cantonese cuisine; Tosca, an Italian restaurant which offers Southern Italian cuisine and the very stylish The Lounge & Bar with fire pits and open kitchens.

In addition, there is a chocolate-themed lounge named The Chocolate Library on 103rd floor and a elegant patisserie located on 9th floor. Managers say the jewel in the crown is Ozone, located on the hotel's 118th floor.

It offers modern Asian tapas and signature cocktails to a backdrop of unbelievable views as well as the chance to drink on the world's highest al fresco terrace.

The hotel has an ESPA on site which is situated on the 116th floor.

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