Who knew an abandoned quarry can be used this way?

If you’re planning on a close-to-nature trip while exploring the charm of urban Shanghai, you can now add this hotel to your coveted list. InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, a luxury underground (and part underwater) hotel built in southwestern Shanghai, is set to open in the last quarter of this year.

Unlike any other luxury hotel you’ve ever visited, this 18-storey hotel built on the site of an abandoned quarry in Shanghai, has only two floors above ground, while its other 16 floors can be found below ground; inclusive of two being underwater. From the balcony of your hotel room, you can enjoy full view of the spectacular manmade waterfalls running down beside you from the cliffs of the surrounding Sheshan Mountain Range. 

The location of the hotel also provides easy access to nature, being only a few minutes away from attractions like Sheshan National Park and Chenshan Botanic Gardens.

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is located at Lane 5088 Chenhua Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai. More information here.