After checking in on the ground floor, you soar up to your room at this 60-story hotel. The light-filled suites in the impossibly slender tower all have sweeping views of the city. The generous use of native woods in everything from the large desks to the walk-in closets gives each room a warm glow. A fully equipped spa offers the latest treatments, and a sundeck on the 53rd floor beckons with a relaxing whirlpool. For meals or a drink in the evening there's the rooftop Vertigo, which the hotel claims is Asia Pacific's highest open-air eatery. Each September you can race up the stairways in the hotel's annual "vertical marathon," a fundraiser for HIV education.