Image copyright AFP Image caption The 20th floor of the Shangri-La hotel
A new luxury hotel in China is the world’s first skyscraper to feature a cellar.
The Shangri-La hotel is on the 70th floor of China’s tallest building, Shanghai Tower.
While this is one of the world’s tallest hotel lobbies, the 450m (1,394ft) hotel is not actually the tallest for its city of Shanghai.
Shanghai Tower is high, but not the highest hotel in the city, as Vodafone Towers has a shorter lifespan than most.
The Vodafone Towers are housed in a five-storey building and boast a 787m (2,646ft) podium, says a story on the Shanghai Daily website .
Image copyright AFP Image caption The doors to the luxury hotel are automatically closed to enjoy a view of Shanghai.
The Shangri-La hotel itself looks a little like an out-of-this-world castle. The cylindrical design may be a product of the Cold War, but it even has “cables carved into the architecture to imitate the original Soviet installations,” says the article.
The super-tall hotel offers guests an expansive range of speciality restaurants, bars and a sparkling swimming pool, all fitted with energy efficient electronics.
With over 1,000 bedrooms, the hotel also has halls in high style: “The grand suite has ornate decorations, carved woodwork and a wood-panelled wall with personalised furniture and an ambience that is decadent,” the article says.