Accommodation types: Luxury   Underwater
Location: Songjiang  China  East Asia
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland - Hotel In A Water-Filled Quarry With Underwater RoomsInterContinental Shanghai  
Wonderland

Woah, Intercontinental has gone all out on this one! Looking at the visuals of InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, you might be forgiven for thinking that these are stills from a futuristic blockbuster movie and not actual photos!

But this place is real, and you can book a stay in the resort of the future.

The five-star hotel was built in an abandoned quarry about 30 kilometers from Shanghai.

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Designed by Atkins, the same firm that gave us the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland took ten years to build because of the engineering challenges of the project.


The hotel’s out-of-this-world look is owed to the unique design that seamlessly blends in with the natural elements.


The construction seems to grow straight out of the rocky cliffs, and the central element is a glass waterfall that flows over the roof like a river and comes crashing down the façade.


This integration with the landscape is not just a gimmick – the hotel has an extensive sustainability program.

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Exterior

She Shan Lounge

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland She Shan Lounge

Club Floor Lounge

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Club Floor Lounge

Commune

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Commune

The Quarry Bar

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland The Quarry
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland The Quarry Bar

Cai Feng Lou - Chinese restaurant

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Cai Feng Lou
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Cai Feng Lou Restaurant

Mr.Fisher


The hotel's seafood restaurant is one floor below water level, with enormous glass windows so you can observe marine life.

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Mr.Fisher Underwater Restaurant
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Mr.Fisher Underwater Restaurant With Huge Glass Walls

King Bed Deluxe Room Sapphire


Of its 19 stories, 17 are below ground level, and two are underwater.

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland King Bed Deluxe Room Sapphire

InterContinental Suite Waterfall View


The design excellence doesn’t end at the exteriors. The rooms at Shimao are as luxurious as you’d expect from a 5-star hotel, and they’re certainly unique.

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland InterContinental Suite Waterfall View Living Room

Alongside marble, silk linen, and mirrors, you’ll find interior elements inspired by the history of the quarry, such as valves repurposed as lamps or brass pipes for hanging your towels.

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Suite Waterfall View Bedroom

So if you like your novelty experiences to come with maximum comfort, you’ll feel at home here.

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Suite Waterfall View Bathroom

Duplex Suite Aqua View

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Duplex Suite Aqua View
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Duplex Suite Aqua View Interior
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Duplex Suite Aqua View Aquarium
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Duplex Suite Aqua View Bedroom

King Premier Room Underwater View

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Underwater Room
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland King Bed Suite Underwater View
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland King Bed Suite Underwater View Bedroom
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland King Bed Suite Underwater View Bathtub With Aquarium

Presidential Suite

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Presidential Suite
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Presidential Suite Bedroom

The Presidential Suite has a high-tech private pool with a see-through glass wall.

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Presidential Suite Private Pool
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Presidential Suite Balcony

The hotel's futuristic indoor pools are decorated with giant magic mushrooms.

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Design Swimming Pool
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Indoor Swimming Pool
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Recreational Facility - Rock Climbing
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Chen Hua Road No. 5888, Songjiang District, 201619 Songjiang, China
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