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Horseshoe-Shaped Hotel Features Underwater Rooms [Pics]

Horseshoe-Shaped Hotel Features Underwater Rooms [Pics]
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The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort is a 27-storey luxury hotel designed by architect Ma Yansong.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 24 july 2013

Earlier this month China unveiled the world’s largest building in Chengdu. This time it’s Huzhou in the northern Zhejiang province that claims attention, with the opening of a 27-storey horseshoe-shaped hotel set on the Taihu Lake between Nanjing and Shanghai.

The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort was designed by architect Ma Yansong, who designed the Absolute Towers in Canada, and was constructed by the Shanghai Feizhou Group.

From above water the hotel looks like a horseshoe, but it actually has two levels that are underground to create a complete oval.

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The hotel includes 321 guest rooms, including 39 villas and 44 suites. The interiors and furnishings feature different types of jade, a prominent stone in Chinese culture, and the lobby is decorated with Swarovski crystals and European natural crystal lamps, according to an article in The Telegraph.

The hotel is opening in October and hopes to attract luxury travelers from China.

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Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort

Images via Starwood Hotels

 

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