Unique Hotels in the Pipeline
Friday April 5th, 2013 - 11:37AM G
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HAMBURG, GERMANY—TOPHOTELPROJECTS, a provider of global b2b hotel data, recently assembled a list of unique hotel projects.
Among them is the InterContinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland Resort, a 380-room property expected to open in 2015. This property, on an island near Shanghai in Southern China, will be located in a crater. Part of a theme park, one floor of the hotel will sit above the crater, while the other 18 floors will be in its depth.
Gewers & Pudewill, Berlin architects, are planning Hydropolis, a 175-room underwater hotel, in Hanai. The hotel will have views of the coral reef where it will be located. Water taxis will transport guests to the island. The hotel is set to arise by 2016.
Gewers & Pudewill are also developing another hotel in China, Waterworld Bei Bei. This theme park near Chongquing will feature 300 rooms and a luxury spa. The hotel will be integrated into the landscape and should reflect the theme of the rice fields. The opening is scheduled for this year.
In addition, a hotel ship is being planned in Florida. The Undersea Resort will feature three decks with rooms beneath the water’s surface and a casino. 600 suites, a spa, a golf simulator, two helicopter landing fields and an underwater observation station are being planned for. According to the company, the hotel is still looking for investors for the $600-million project.
Tags: • Hospitality • Construction/Renovation •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.