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World’s first subterranean resort opens in Shanghai
POSTED 18 Oct 2018 . BY Andrew Manns
The Shimao Wonderland InterContinental (IHG), the world’s first underground hotel, has opened in Songjiang, around 22 miles (35 km) from Shanghai in the Sheshan Mountain Range.

Built in a 100m (328ft)-deep abandoned quarry, the hotel, which has been in development for a decade, was designed by Studio JADE+QA and the British architectural firm Atkins.

Situated around a manmade lake and amid cascading waterfalls, the 18-storey, 336-guest room structure will be powered by its own geothermal and solar system and will feature an underwater restaurant and aquarium.

The leisure-oriented, 'waveform' venue, which won gold at the MIPIM Asia Conference in 2011, will also have a swimming pool as well as facilities for bungee jumping and rock-climbing.

IHG operates five hotels in the Shanghai area; six further hotels are currently under construction.
The hotel is the direct result of a deal which was inked between Shimao Group and InterContinental Hotels in 2008. Credit: Courtesy of JADE+QA
The hotel could accommodate upwards of 500,000 guests per year. Credit: Courtesy of JADE+QA
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InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland to open Q4 2018


InterContinental Hotels Group’s long-awaited adventurous hotel, which will sit in a 328ft (100m)-deep quarry in the Sheshan Mountain Range in Shanghai, China, is finally due to open this year.
 


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World’s first subterranean resort opens in Shanghai
BY Andrew Manns

In a statement, Atkins said the hotel is meant to

In a statement, Atkins said the hotel is meant to "reflect the natural landscape of the quarry".
photo: Courtesy of JADE+QA

The Shimao Wonderland InterContinental (IHG), the world’s first underground hotel, has opened in Songjiang, around 22 miles (35 km) from Shanghai in the Sheshan Mountain Range.

Built in a 100m (328ft)-deep abandoned quarry, the hotel, which has been in development for a decade, was designed by Studio JADE+QA and the British architectural firm Atkins.

Situated around a manmade lake and amid cascading waterfalls, the 18-storey, 336-guest room structure will be powered by its own geothermal and solar system and will feature an underwater restaurant and aquarium.

The leisure-oriented, 'waveform' venue, which won gold at the MIPIM Asia Conference in 2011, will also have a swimming pool as well as facilities for bungee jumping and rock-climbing.

IHG operates five hotels in the Shanghai area; six further hotels are currently under construction.



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