InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland
The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland was transformed in 2019 from an abandoned quarry with an 88m cliff face into an upscale hotel worthy of a Bond villain’s lair. Although it has 336 rooms, the prized suites are below the surface of the artificial lake at the bottom of the quarry. Through their huge windows are 6,000 fish, sharks and stingrays, swimming in thousands of gallons of saltwater specially brought from the South China Sea. The hotel also houses a restaurant with a similar underwater backdrop. There are light and water shows every night and the romantically minded can also share a kayak on the lake.