Welcome to the pit of luxury.
Just opened Shanghai Wonderland InterContinental Hotel, 20 miles south of Shanghai, China, is easily the first luxury hospitality palace built in a hole in the ground, a quarry to be exact. Built by Studio JADE+QA in association with British firm Atkins, behind the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, the Chinese"pit hotel," offers 330+ room on 18 floors. Open since November 2018, nightly room prices start at 4600+ in CNY currency or in US$ (about $680.)
The Earthscraper or groundscaper as it has been billed in the media took more than ten years to build on the side of a rock quarry. Photos by the architect and or the hotel.
The Bar (called the Quarry).