InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is a hotel like no other!
Move Over Marina Bay Sands Singapore! China’s Shanghai underwater quarry hotel is scheduled to open in late 2018.
After a decade of construction, the Shimao InterContinental Wonderland (also known as the Songjiang Quarry Hotel) is finally opening its doors. The 337-room hotel is located approximately 30km / 20 miles south-west from the Shanghai skyline.
China’s New World-Class Luxury Hotel
There are 18 floors in total including 2 floors submerged; all the floors are built into the disused Shenkeng quarry walls. 16 floors have balcony views of the purpose-built waterfalls that will tumble down the quarry face. Below ground – a 10-metre-deep aquarium, guest rooms, pool, restaurant, and water sports centre – creates an unbelievable experience.
Travellers and hotel guests will love relaxing on the ‘green’ rooftop space that peers above the quarry pit and blends in so beautifully with the surrounding landscape. The quarry walls will also attract the more adventurous types with rock climbing and bungee jumping activities.
B1M | Construction Video Channel
Building the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Video – Extending 90 metres down into an abandoned quarry, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is a structure like no other. Video credits B1M
Top Construction Achievements of the 21st Century
Thousands of architects, engineers, designers and developers collaborated on the project to ensure the construction of the world’s first 5-star quarry hotel would not impact on the surrounding environment.
The abandoned quarry and its unique topography allowed for the opportunity to construct a world-class hotel without damaging the existing landscape. InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel is also regarded as one of the most eco-friendly places to stay in China.
The design was shortlisted for an award at the World Architecture Festival in 2009.
With limited information available, we will continue to wait patiently for all to be revealed.
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