Editor, Index-Tribune:

Measure B is all about large hotels. But what exactly defines a large hotel? The topic has never been covered in the months of debate, pro and con, over Measure B. How many rooms does a large hotel actually have?

This is letter is an attempt to put “large hotel” in perspective. Please do not ask about the types or size of the respective rooms. I have not been to them all – or, actually, to any of them. And, of course, we don’t know if “room” means the same thing in each country and ownership.

So, according to thrillist.com, on a “100 percent stats-driven list of the 10 largest hotels in the world, seven would be in Vegas. In fact, out of the biggest 25, a whopping 15 are in that patch of Nevada desert. This is a far-more-interesting roundup of the most massive accommodation options in 10 different countries.”


1. Izmailovo Hotel, Russia: 7,500

2. MGM Grand, United States: 6,852

3. First World Hotel, Malaysia: 6,118

4. Ambassador City, Thailand: 4,219

5. Sheraton Macau Hotel, Macau: 3,896

6. Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Japan: 3,680

7. Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas: 3,200

8. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore: 2,561

9. Dacheng Shanshui Intl, China: 2,353

10. Hotel Moon Palace, Mexico:  2,133

Photos and more information are available at thrillist.com/travel/nation/largest-hotels-in-the-world-10-hotels-that-could-house-entire-cities.

Chris Scott