Staff Writer
Aug 24, 2018

Underground Shanghai hotel plans Q4 debut

Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland will have 16 floors below ground level.

Underground Shanghai hotel plans Q4 debut

Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland is expected to launch in the fourth quarter this year, an addition to the string of luxury hotels in the bustling Chinese financial hub.

The 18-storey property covering an area of 61,000 square metres with 336 rooms was developed by the Shimao Group and managed by the Intercontinental Hotel Group.

What is interesting about the property, built on a former quarry in southwestern Shanghai, is that it extends 88 metres below ground level, with only two floors above ground. IHG said the unconventional structure defies the traditional concept of high-rises and reshapes the relationship between the city and nature.

The company envisions the property asa must-visit destination in Shanghai. However, the local press has already nicknamed it the 'deep pit hotel'.


Related Articles

Just Published

3 hours ago

Kraft Heinz CMO: Ecommerce 'a hit to profitability'

As ecommerce retailers undercut each other with discounts, brands' profit margins are becoming squeezed.

4 hours ago

The often-hidden costs of in-house agencies

The founder and CEO of marketing consultancy TrinityP3 uses a side-by-side comparison to dig into the costs you might not have considered.

4 hours ago

Ice cream anime: Magnum tells 'pleasure tales'

The Unilever ice cream brand debuted two lovely little animated films at Sydney's Japanese Film Festival.

6 hours ago

Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts for ...

AGENCY REPORT CARD: As Zenith, Starcom and Spark Foundry meld together under the group's 'Power of one' philosophy, we grade them as one entity for the first time.