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Flame Towers- one of the world's tallest hotels

Baku, March 9, AZERTAC

Relatively new to the skyline— they were only completed in 2012 the three glass skyscrapers that comprise the Flame Towers have already become iconic. The three towers sit atop a hill overlooking the old city center and Baku Bay and were inspired by the ancient practice of fire worship in Azerbaijan.

By day, the blue-tinted reflective towers are impressive, but they’re truly spectacular after dark, when their surfaces become a giant display for more than 10,000 LED lights that paint the towers with colors of fire, water or the national flag. The buildings’ interiors house mostly offices and residences, but also notably the Fairmont Baku Hotel.

The towers can be seen from almost anywhere in the city, but night is when they truly come alive.

For some in Baku, they're now a symbol of home.

So what's it like to stay in one of the country's most familiar landmarks? It's certainly no ordinary hotel.

The tower is home to more than 300 rooms, suites and serviced apartments.

Even the most basic offer ceiling-to-floor windows and sumptuously large double beds. The décor is a contemporary luxury mix, with plush carpets and modern furniture. Spacious and comfortable, each room in the hotel either looks out over the city or across the bay into the sea.

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