InterContinental Shanghai goes underground in former quarry pit

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has unveiled a signing in Shanghai, an underground hotel project on the site of a former quarry.

Scheduled for opening in 4Q2018 is the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, an 18-storey hotel with two floors above ground, and 16 below ground, including two floors underwater.

A rendering of the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland

The Shimao Group development will reach 88 metres underground in a deep pit of a former south-western Shanghai quarry, standing out in the current architectural landscape dominated by high-rise buildings, IHG said in a statement.

With a construction area of more than 61,000m2, the hotel will feature 336 rooms and suites that all boast balconies looking out to waterfalls from the surrounding cliffs.

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