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China's Luxury Underground Hotel To Open In 2014 (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/11/2012 6:32 pm Updated: 04/12/2012 3:55 pm

China Underground Hotel
The InterContinental Shimao Wonderland plans to open in late 2014 or early 2015.

China's love for towering skyscrapers just got turned upside down.

Construction is underway to build a luxury resort delving 100 meters underground on the side of an abandoned quarry at the foot of Tianmashan Mountain, Smart Planet reports.

Surrounded by a theme park, the hotel will have three levels above ground and 16 underground, according to CNN.

The 380-room resort will also offer guests spa services, a sports facility and an underwater restaurant, according to Shanghaiist.

Located 30 miles outside of Shanghai, industry analysts expect room rates to start at around $320 per night.

Developed by Shanghai Shimao Property Group and designed by U.K. based engineering firm Atkins, the hotel is expected to open in 2014 or 2015.

Check out photos of the InterContinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland below:


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