>> China has gained a reputation for adventurous architecture. But this new luxury hotel built into a redundant quarry might just be its most daring construction yet. For around $500 a night, you too could live like a James Bond super villain in a building that appears to defy the laws of gravity.
The Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland has 15 underground floors and brings a whole new meaning to sleeping with the fishes. A lifetime experience for sure, but China's record for natural disasters might make you think twice about a visit. An executive at the company who funded the project, Kenneth Chan, says the hotel is entirely secure.
>> Everyone thinks that this hotel's architecture seems unrealistic. There's the issue of water temperature at the bottom of the rock quarry and other issues pertaining to flood disaster prevention. But we have guaranteed and considered the safety and security of this hotel.>> The developers say they wanted to try something challenging and new and it's certainly that.
The hotel plans to officially open on November 20th.