Well I’ll be dam, world’s first quarry hotel opens

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DEVELOPER Shimao Group has opened the world’s first quarry hotel, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland in the financial capital of China, which stretches 88 metres underground and has been listed as one of the architectural wonders of the world by the National Geographic Channel.

The property is the 200th IHG’s hotel. Located at Sheshan Mountain Range, the 336 rooms luxury hotel is mostly subterranean, with two floors above ground and 16 below ground, including two floors underwater.

The stunning underwater loft offers two awe-inspiring levels: the landing deck at water level houses the outdoor terrace and living room, whilst the underwater bedrooms are encased within a turquoise aquarium where guests will be surrounded by the schools of fish that swim by.

IHG Greater China CMO Lin Wang, “We are delighted to be joining forces with Shimao Group again to open InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland – an architectural masterpiece which is a wonder and beauty in the global hospitality industry,”

“IHG has maintained staggering growth since entering the Chinese market in 1984, and the opening of InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland marks a significant milestone in our development strategy and further enhances our luxury portfolio in China,” she added.

Australian Property Journal