The world’s first ‘underground’ hotel has officially opened inside the abandoned Shenkeng Quarry in Shanghai, China. After almost four years of construction, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, also known as the Deep Pit Hotel, is already welcoming guests in its unique location.

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The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is the only hotel in the world to be built underground. Photo by Zhang Hengwei/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

Located in the Sheshan Mountain Range, the Shanghai Wonderland is mostly below ground, right inside the quarry – and two floors are actually underwater, one featuring facilities for some water sports and the other hosting rooms and a restaurant.

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The Hotel's underwater restaurant overlooks an aquarium. Photo by VCG via Getty Images

There are around 300 beds divided into three ranges of rooms, classic, executive and the suites. Rates start from around 4000 yuan,(€500). Suites have, obviously, the best view out of all three – they overlook the Hotel’s waterfall, which “covers” the glass façade of the atrium. Other features of the Deep Pit Hotel include facilities for extreme sports like rock climbing and bungee jumping.

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The Hotel was officially presented to the public this November. Photo by Zhang Hengwei/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is just 30 kilometres away from Hongqiao Airport, and it’s close to attractions like the Sheshan National Park and the Chenshan Botanic Gardens.

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The hotel also has spaces to host conferences and even weddings. Photo by VCG via Getty Images

If you want to know more about the Deep Pit Hotel and all it can offer now that it’s open, you can check its official website here.

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