If it weren’t for the glass arches and overlapping structures, from above, you may have never known it was there. That is the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel, leading the way in architecture and eco-friendly technology. As a brand that has built an empire of hotels from 1946, this latest addition may be its most spectacular.

Taking full advantage of the landscape, the Wonderland Hotel is situated a short drive from the city of Shanghai and nestled in-between cliff-faces that surrounds the resort, you can see why it has earned its name. Featuring 336 rooms that span over 19 floors, two floors rise above the surrounding landscape while several can be found below the lake, offering a 360 degree view of its home environment. Giving the hotel its spectacular facade, a central glass atrium pours over the exterior, mimicking the waterfall across the lake.

Creating experiences that compliment the area, a watersports complex is housed underground along with a pool and restaurant, while over the quarry is an extreme sports centre for the brave and thrill seeker guests.

If its impressive grounds and complex architecture is not enough, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel also boasts environmentally-friendly features with a green roof, solar panels, and geothermal energy.

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