By Colin O'Leary
December 10th, 2018
Shanghai has plenty of luxury hotels, but there's nothing we've seen like this before. A new 336-room hotel with a lake for water sports activities has been built around an abandoned quarry mine. The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel officially opened to the public in November.
The cost of the quarry hotel is $288 million, according to the South China Morning Post. The project’s developer is the Shimao Group. Martin Jochman is the project’s chief architect. The idea was first envisioned back in 2006. Construction began in 2009.
The developers had to overcome many technical and logistical difficulties that came with building on the unique landscape. The property stands 290 ft tall. Visitors will have great views of the surrounding quarry and lake from their luxury suites. The rooms are currently going for around $500.00 USD per night.