China has added another spectacle to their already impressive list of amazingly unique structures. In August, the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort joined the likes of the world’s largest building (complete with an artificial sun), the New Century Global Center.
This 27-story structure that lies on Taihu Lake between Nanjing and Shanghai was conceived by the architect Ma Yansong. The resort is lavishly designed — covered in all different types of jade and the lobby ceiling is decorated with 20,000 Swarovski and European natural crystal lamps that create a wave-like formation.
The hotel is actually a full oval — two levels underground connect the visible horseshoe shape. According to the resort’s website, it offers 321 guest rooms, including 44 suites and 39 villas, all with private balconies.