Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea, is to partially open in April 2012 following decades of delays, according to reports.

The hotel is located on the 20th-30th floors of a 105-storey glass tower, which rises 1,080ft above Pyongyang’s skyline.

Although construction of the tower was launched in 1987, work was halted in 1993 due to a lack of funds.

In partnership with Egyptian conglomerate Orascom Group, North Korea announced plans to resume and complete construction three years ago, according to telegraph.co.uk.