SHANGHAI — Skyscrapers are a dime a dozen these days, with an 18-storey building hardly raising an eyebrow. But what about one that’s 18 stories below ground? Now, that’s something to talk about.
Scheduled to open Dec. 1 is the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, the world’s very first underground hotel. The first-of-its-kind luxury resort has been built 300 feet into a former quarry, just 20 miles from Shanghai. It has 18 floors in total, 16 of which are below ground.
Other cool features? A majestic waterfall that plunges into the quarry below, plus a ground level that’s covered in greenery to blend into the surrounding landscape.
The bottom two floors double as a balcony, and even cooler than that is the fact that its two lowest levels are completely submerged in water in a 33-foot-deep aquarium!
Check out these awesome pics:
This Stunning Luxury Hotel Is Built Inside A Disused Quarry.
Carved dramatically into the rock face of an underground quarry, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland will feature bungee jumping, rock climbing and underwater guest rooms. https://t.co/3m7YxyyD1a pic.twitter.com/oci9FcWIxb
— Discover Shanghai (@dscvr_shanghai) October 25, 2018
Underground Shanghai hotel plans Q4 debut.
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland will have 16 floors below ground level.https://t.co/UoqkPOYFiW pic.twitter.com/v2QyTw1DXF
— Discover Shanghai (@dscvr_shanghai) August 24, 2018