After almost 10 years of construction, Shanghai has unveiled to the public its ‘earthscraper’ hotel built vertically along the precipice of an underground, water-filled quarry.

Costing 2 billion yuan ($287.9 million) to complete, the 88-meter-deep hotel is located in the Songjiang district. The Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, also known as Shimao Quarry Hotel, has cliff-view rooms that allow guests to stare into the abyss. Prices for the suites range from 3,400 to 3,800 yuan ($489 – $546) per night.

According to British architect Martin Jochman who designed the hotel, “It’s the first time to turn an abandoned quarry into a wonderful hotel beneath the ground.”

Jochman told Xinhua News Agency: “This is such a unique opportunity that gives me some really interesting ideas of reshaping the relationship between city and nature.”According to British architect Martin Jochman who designed the hotel, “It’s the first time to turn an abandoned quarry into a wonderful hotel beneath the ground.”

Jochman told Xinhua News Agency: “This is such a unique opportunity that gives me some really interesting ideas of reshaping the relationship between city and nature.”According to British architect Martin Jochman who designed the hotel, “It’s the first time to turn an abandoned quarry into a wonderful hotel beneath the ground.”

Jochman told Xinhua News Agency: “This is such a unique opportunity that gives me some really interesting ideas of reshaping the relationship between city and nature.”..see more

source. rt.com