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Last Updated : Nov 20, 2018 02:51 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

In pics: China unveils the world's first underground hotel

The 18-storey luxury hotel is almost entirely subterranean having two floors above ground and the rest underground. The bottom two floors of the hotel are underwater. Here are some pictures of the magnificent property.

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Shanghai unveiled the world's first underground hotel, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, buried 90 metres deep in an old quarry. (Image: AP)
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Shanghai unveiled the world's first underground hotel, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, buried 90 metres deep in an old quarry. (Image: AP)

The 18-storey luxury hotel is almost entirely subterranean having two floors above ground and the rest underground. The bottom two floors of the hotel are underwater. (Image: Reuters)
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The 18-storey luxury hotel is almost entirely subterranean having two floors above ground and the rest underground. The bottom two floors of the hotel are underwater. (Image: Reuters)

Built in the Sheshan Mountain Range, on the hem of Shangai, the ritzy hotel costs $287.9 million. It encloses 336 rooms and suites which mimic the landscape of the quarry offering a picturesque view into the abyss. (Image: Mayweather Promotions/ Twitter)
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Built in the Sheshan Mountain Range, on the hem of Shangai, the ritzy hotel costs $287.9 million. It encloses 336 rooms and suites which mimic the landscape of the quarry offering a picturesque view into the abyss. (Image: Mayweather Promotions/ Twitter)

The bottom floors have underwater suites that feature in-room aquariums where guests can enjoy the aquatic ecosystem of the decommissioned quarry. Other highlights of the exotic resort are its cascading glass waterfall, a glitzy amusement park and exposed rocks. (Image: Reuters)
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The bottom floors have underwater suites that feature in-room aquariums where guests can enjoy the aquatic ecosystem of the decommissioned quarry. Other highlights of the exotic resort are its cascading glass waterfall, a glitzy amusement park and exposed rocks. (Image: Reuters)

A night at the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland will set you back by $489-$546 dollars. Apart from the alluring beauty, the hotel also offers extreme adventures such as kayaking, rock climbing and walking across the glass-floor skywalk. (Image: Reuters)
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A night at the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland will set you back by $489-$546 dollars. Apart from the alluring beauty, the hotel also offers extreme adventures such as kayaking, rock climbing and walking across the glass-floor skywalk. (Image: Reuters)

The sprawling property is built by British firm Atkins, who is also responsible for architectural marvels such as Burj Al Arab in Dubai and skyscraper Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (Image: AP)
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The sprawling property is built by British firm Atkins, who is also responsible for architectural marvels such as Burj Al Arab in Dubai and skyscraper Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (Image: AP)

The hotel can withstand a magnitude 9 earthquake and is incorporated with two fireman’s lifts and six pumping machines to avoid flooding of the quarry during Shanghai’s wet rainy season. (Image: Reuters)
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The hotel can withstand a magnitude 9 earthquake and is incorporated with two fireman’s lifts and six pumping machines to avoid flooding of the quarry during Shanghai’s wet rainy season. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Nov 19, 2018 08:30 am
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