What attracts you the most when you visit a big city? Tourist attraction! Most tourist attractions are huge and lighted buildings. Dubai, New York, Vegas, and Singapore compete over the most expensive and hugest buildings in the world. So, here we offer you a list comprising 10 of the most expensive buildings worldwide!
10 The Palazzo [$1.8 Billion]
How many pizza places are called the Palazzo? Okay, hundreds! However, there is only one Palazzo hotel and casino, and it is located on the Las Vegas strip. You may deduce from the name that the place carries a theme of Italian culture. Owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Palazzo was opened in late 2007. There are no rooms. However, the hotel only features suites and they are pretty pricey.
9 City Of Dreams – Macau – China [US$2.40 Billion]
The popular city of dreams hotel-casino in Macau offers an unforgettable night for their guests where they can paint the town red. The 37 story hotel and casino block with four towers. Two towers are called the Grand Hyatt Macau and the other two are hard rock hotel and crown towers hotel. City of dreams hotel0casion was opened in 2009. The building features restaurants, bars, theatres, casinos, and shopping centers. The dancing water theatre is a perfect attraction for the visitors and guests. It offers outstanding water shows and artwork. This amazing theatre accommodates 2000 spectators at a time.
8 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.
7 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.
6 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.
5 The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas [US$3.9 Billion]
It is not reasonable for such a list to miss the building of Las Vegas! so yes our next station is VEGAS!. Opened in the final weeks of 2010, the Cosmopolitan is located on the south side of the Bellagio resort. However, what do you think of a deck attached to a hotel room? Does it sound bizarre? If, yes. The hotel is constructed this way, actually. As a result, hotel rooms reservation can be pricey and definitely will demand a chunk of coins. It was built by the Deutsche Bank of Germany. However, the resort casino is owned by NYC-based Blackstone group corporation, sold by Deutsche bank in 2014 for US$1.73 billion. This grand resort contains 3000 rooms, a casino, a retail space, a convention center, a public area, a spa and fitness area, a back-of-house area, and a theatre that can accommodate 1800 spectators.
4The 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. Impressive, isn’t it?
3 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 Emirati government was the one to construct and build this palace.
2 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.
1 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. It is the tallest and largest clock in the world. Moreover, the hotel also constitutes residential towers, a prayer hall that accommodates 3800 persons, a convention center, a five-story shopping mall, and two heliports.