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A Shanghai hotel lobby on the 101st floor. A $1.5
billion Atlantis resort with 1,300 guestrooms
sprawling through more than 150 acres on the
island of Hainan. A Slinky-shaped haven set
amidst the tropical splendor of Huzhou. When
it comes to design, Chinese hotels are going over
the top with dramatic architecture, sky-high
lodgings, and spectacular settings.
"A building standing beside water should
express more than its architectural function,"
says Ma Yanson, founder of MAD Architects,

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the mastermind behind the curving, 321-room
Sheraton Huzhou (interiors are by HBA). "It
should be an artwork." Taking inspiration from
the arching bridges so elemental to traditional
Chinese design, along with the symbolism of
the full circle that is completed by an arch's
reflection in water, the shape of this building
will no doubt become instantly iconic.
Not to be outdone, Shanghai-with a
recently opened Mandarin Oriental and a
Bulgari and W on the way-is abuzz with
hotel developments. Two of the most striking
additions aim to stand out by ambitiously
stretching-in different directions. The
InterContinental Shimao Shanghai
Wonderland, designed by Atkins, is being built
in an abandoned quarry outside of town and will

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dig some 16 floors beneath the earth, with some
portions of the property actually submerged
below water. The J Hotel Shanghai, a 258-key
hotel from the new ultra-luxury brand Jin Jiang
Hotels, operated by Interstate China Hotels &
Resorts, will occupy floors 84-111 of the 121-story
Shanghai Tower, pegged to be the second tallest
building in the world and the world's tallest
LEED certified structure.
But can even that outshine the world's third
Atlantis resort, to be built by New York-based
BBG-BBGM and designed by Jeffrey Beers?
According to Beers, the hotel will feature
"state-of-the-art technology woven throughout
the guest experience." The property will likely
"serve a longer-staying guest and their families,"
he adds, noting that these travelers "look for

1. The curving, arched
bridge-inspired
Sheraton Huzhou.
2. At the
InterContinental Shimao
Shanghai, some portions
of the property are
submerged below water.

3. The J Hotel Shanghai
will take up residence
in what is pegged to
be the world's second
tallest building.

luxurious finishes and a more home-like level
of comfort." Consequently, Beers promises, the
spaces are larger, and the materials are even
more upscale.


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