How cool is this? Scheduled to open in 2014, this 380 room underground hotel is being built into an abandoned quarry at the foot of Tianmashan mountain, 30 miles outside of Shanghai.
Rooms priced at $320 + per night. Would you spend it? I know I would!
Only 2-3 stories will be above ground (depends on which news story you read), the rest all underground, built into the quarry wall. Of course there will be a spa and many luxuries.
There you have the quarry as it appeared prior to construction. Now this is what I call creative. Imagine the creative mind that goes from this (above) wasteland of an old quarry to this (below) creative use of space.