5-star hotel in a quarry

The construction site of the Shimao quarry hotel in the Songjiang district of Shanghai in east China. The five-star hotel is being built in a disused, 90m-deep quarry. Estimated to be completed next year, the hotel will have 370 guest rooms in its tw
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The construction site of the Shimao quarry hotel in the Songjiang district of Shanghai in east China.

The five-star hotel is being built in a disused, 90m-deep quarry.

Estimated to be completed next year, the hotel will have 370 guest rooms in its two underwater storeys, 17 underground storeys and two above-ground storeys.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 18, 2016, with the headline '5-star hotel in a quarry'. Print Edition | Subscribe