Chinese five-star hotel being built INSIDE a quarry 100 yards beneath ground level
China has long been known or identified with mind boggling construction that tests the limits of the human imagination. From -building skyscrapers, houses to even whole cities at a rapid pace that has impressed the globe China is number one in the world of construction.
And it seems the country’s construction projects are becoming more inventive by the year, as this concept of a five star hotel in an abandoned quarry proves. Started in mid 2016 work is advanced in the construction of the InterContinental Shimao quarry hotel at the foot of Tianmenshan Mountain in the Songjiang District of Shanghai, east China.
The £345million complex has been designed by British-based firm Atkins and will have 370 guest rooms across its 19 floors with two of the floors above ground and 17 below.The five-star resort built into the side of a former water filled quarry with multiple high-end amenities including an aquarium, sport and leisure centers, and a luxury spa.
Slated to open in 2018, the Songjiang Intercontinental Hotel in Shanghai will become one of the world’s most dynamic underground hotels.