World's First Underground Hotel Opens in Shanghai
City Express 2019-01-17 12:23:28

A stunning view of the "Deep Pit Hotel" in Shanghai. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

The "Deep Pit Hotel", the lowest lying hotel in the world, opens in Shanghai today. It has two floors above ground and 16 underground – two underground floors are even underwater. The hotel has in total 336 guest rooms.

National Geographic called it the world's architecture miracle. Guest room starts from around 4,000 yuan per night on some of the online tourism sites.
It is also called the 'Quarry Hotel' since it's built on a site which earlier was a quarry.


A stunning view of the "Deep Pit Hotel" in Shanghai. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

 

The two bottom floors are underwater and boast a glass-walled aquarium, a restaurant and guest rooms.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

 

A stunning view of the "Deep Pit Hotel" in Shanghai. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

 

The two bottom floors are underwater and boast a glass-walled aquarium, a restaurant and guest rooms. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

The two bottom floors are underwater and boast a glass-walled aquarium, a restaurant and guest rooms. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

 

 A stunning view of the "Deep Pit Hotel" in Shanghai. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

 

The two bottom floors are underwater and boast a glass-walled aquarium, a restaurant and guest rooms. [Photo/Chinanews.com] 

 

The hotel was built with eco-friendly design principles. [Photo/Chinanews.com] 

 

The hotel was built in an 88-meter-deep stone pit. [Photo/Chinanews.com]