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Think supertall skyscrapers are reserved for major urban centers? Nope. This 80-story, 1,250-foot tall luxury hotel will be erected in Vals, Switzerland, population: 1,049. When it’s completed in 2019, it will be the tallest building in Europe, a distinction currently held by Moscow’s 1,227-foot Vostok Tower.

Designed by Los Angeles architect Thom Mayne, the hotel’s mostly glass facade will ensure that each of the 107 guest rooms — which will go from a staggering $1,005 to $23,831 USD a night — enjoy sweeping views of the Swiss Alps.

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Of course the best view will be reserved for the penthouse suite, which, according to this rendering, will have its own infinity pool.

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Hotel amenities will include a sky bar, ballroom, library, restaurants, cafe, gallery and grand lobby.

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The new tower will be part of Vals’ existing 7132 resort, which already boasts a world-famous hotel and spa. But alas, the expansion plans are not without controversy. It seems that not everyone believes skyscrapers belong in the Swiss Alps.

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