While I’ve stayed at the world’s two tallest hotels (Ritz Carlton Hong Kong and Park Hyatt Shanghai) and enjoyed the views, I’m equally intrigued by the prospect of staying at the world’s first underground InterContinental.
InterContinental is now working on construction for the new InterContinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland, just 45km outside of Shanghai. It’s built in a 100 meter deep pit, and is projected to open in 2014 or 2015.
Check out the CNN Go article on it. In looking at the “before” picture and projected “after” picture, I’d be amazed if they manage to build this in 2-3 years without any major hurdles.
Anyone else going to make an effort to visit this place once it opens?
(Tip of the hat to David)