Views are pits: a glimpse of world's first underground hotel

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Updated: 2018-11-22

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Views are pits: a glimpse of world's first underground hotel

Shimao Wonderland InterContinental Quarry Hotel is being hailed as an architectural marvel. Of its 18 floors, 16 are technically below ground, including two floors underwater. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The long-waited underground hotel was put into operation in Shanghai's Sheshan National Tourist Resort on Nov 20, becoming the first hotel of its kind in the world.

Developed by Hong Kong-listed property developer Shimao Group and managed by InterContinental Hotels Group, the Shimao Wonderland InterContinental Quarry Hotel is built into the side of an 88-metre deep, water-filled quarry.

The eye-popping, luxury hotel stands out as a must-see destination in itself. Built mostly below ground in a deep pit of an abandoned quarry in southwestern Shanghai, it's being hailed as a modern architectural wonder.

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