With a radical design to rival Singapore’s “cruise-ship-on-stilts” shaped Marina Bay Sands – the newest landmark hotel in China has grabbed global headlines for its horseshoe shape.
The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort near Shanghai has been labeled the “horseshoe hotel” by locals because of its curved U-shape. The eye-catching 27-level building is actually a full oval, with two basement levels that connect underground. The property has 321 rooms, including 44 suites and 39 villas, with private balconies overlooking Lake Taihu.
The hotel’s interior is lavishly decorated with 20,000 Swarovski and European natural crystal lamps that create a wave-like formation across the ceiling. The lobby floor is paved with Afghan White Jade and Tiger’s Eye Stone from Brazil. For guests who want to celebrate their special day, there is a 1,600 sq-m private wedding island and a full time wedding coordinator on hand to make sure all nuptials go smoothly – with the “horseshoe hotel” for added good luck!