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Inside the New Shimao Wonderland InterContinental in Shanghai

5 monthes ago   |   By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler.
When the hotel is called ‘Wonderland' you can be sure something magical is in store. And you'll be heading down a rabbit hole of sorts, as the curious S-shaped structure is mostly underground - it was built in an abandoned quarry. The hotel has 15 floors, 14 of which are subterranean and two completely submerged inside a 33-ft-deep aquarium. The ambitious $555m project has been a decade in the making; built by Studio Jade+Qa (who also created the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai), the hotel's construction had...
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