For most hotels the key selling point is a room with a view, particularly if it towers over a bustling cityscape or sprawling countryside.
The hugely ambitious underground hotel project will see a 19-storey, 380-room structure chiselled out of a giant quarry in Songjiang, near Shanghai.
While towering skyscrapers boast of rooftop restaurants and penthouse luxury, the InterContinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland’s bottom two floors will include an underwater restaurant, athletic complex for water sports and 10-meter deep aquarium.
Project developers Shimao Property Group worked with British engineering firm Atkins to design the imaginative hotel, which they hope to complete in late 2014 or early 2015.
It is thought the vast project will cost at least $555 million, with nightly rooms starting at around $320.
Attribution: Mail Online