It has taken over 11 years of painstaking work, but finally this “Deep Pit Hotel”, the lowest lying hotel in the world, has opened in Shanghai today.
The Sheshan Shimao Quarry Hotel in the city’s southwest is in an abandoned mine the size of five football fields. Total costs exceed 1 billion yuan ($204 million).
It has two floors above ground and 16 underground – two underground floors are even underwater. The hotel has in total 336 guest rooms. It has been called a wonder of modern engineering. National Geographic called it one of the world’s architectural miracles. Guest rooms start from around 4,000 yuan per night.
There are many magical features in this hotel, such as a waterfall, a trestle along a cliff, and even underwater suites!