Take A Tour Of China's New doughnut-Shaped Hotel

Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort

From Dubai’s sail-shaped Burj Al Arab to Singapore’s cruise ship-on-stilts-shaped Marina Bay Sands, it seems that luxury hotels keep trying to out-do each other with over-the-top designs.

And now China has entered the running for crazy hotel design, with the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, a doughnut-shaped hotel that’s located in the city of Huzhou, near Shanghai.

Designed by Beijing-born architect Ma Yansong, the 27-story arched structure looks like a horseshoe, but is actually shaped like an oval, with two floors below ground connecting the structure. 

The hotel will officially open in August, and guest rooms will cost about $400 per night.

The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort has 321 rooms, including 44 suites and 39 villas.

The lobby feels grandiose, with its marble floors, Swarovski crystal-encrusted ceiling, and crystal lamps.

Each guest room, such as this Studio Suite, has high-tech features like LCD flat screen TVS and iPod docking stations.

All of the suites have balconies overlooking Taihu Lake.

The spacious marble bathrooms have sunken bathtubs and walk-in rainforest showers.

The hotel has three restaurants, including Feast, which is open all day. Even the restaurant has Swarovski crystals on the ceiling.

Diners at Feast can eat indoors or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the lake.

The elegant Yue Chinese Restaurant, which features authentic regional cuisine, can easily accommodate large groups in its private dining room.

The lobby lounge also has great views of Taihu Lake.

There's a state-of-the-art fitness centre.

And indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

There's also a full-service spa called Shine Spa for Sheraton.

The hotel takes advantage of its incredible lake views with its 17,000-square-foot wedding island, which can host weddings and events over the lake.

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