- The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is opening after almost 10 years of being under construction.
- The hotel is built into a quarry 20 miles outside of Shanghai and boasts 337 rooms and suites.
- At 18 stories, the hotel has 16 levels that are underground.
- The hotel was designed by the architects behind Dubai‘s famed Burj Al Arab.
A new hotel opening in Shanghai won’t be known for offering city views.
Built into a quarry at the base of Tianmen Mountain, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland will be opening its doors later this month after 10 years of construction.
Sixteen of the hotel’s 18 floors are underground, and the rooms on the bottom two floors are completely submerged and face a 33-foot-deep aquarium. The underwater portion of the hotel also includes a restaurant, pool, and watersports center, according to CNN.
The property also boasts its own waterfall, which is adjacent to the hotel. Most of the hotel’s rooms face the waterfall along with scenic cliffs and hills because of its proximity to Tianmen Mountain National Park.
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The hotel will make use of the quarry’s space by offering bungee jumping and rock climbing.
Rooms will be available for booking on November 20 on InterContinental’s website, and start from approximately $US487 a night.
A representative for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts did not immediately reply to INSIDER’s request for comment.
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