Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain, Sichuan, China: The resort opens in May 2015, and promises to be one of the hospitality industry's most exciting openings of the decade. To start with the ancient town of Jiezi, Mount Emei and the world’s largest carved stone Buddha at Leshan will all be within easy reach. Regional architecture and landscaping will be evident throughout the resort, which will have 116 suites and pool villas.
CCTV HEADQUARTERS, BEIJING, CHINA The offices of the largest state-run television network in mainland China almost look too futuristic to be real: The skyscraper consists of two forward-leaning towers joined at the top, forming a loop. The timelapse video of the construction shows you just how far technology has come.
Aerotel moveable hotel that can positioned for long periods of time in lakes or oceans. The benefits include minimal environmental destruction and lower construction costs. The Aerotel would have two relaxation areas and several large pools – one of which can be filled with seawater – and an exterior membrane would protect the hotel from the elements. The best (and slightly bizarre) bit? The Aerotel will also feature a landing strip for a zeppelin.
Built into the side of a former rock quarry, the Shimao Wonderland Hotel takes full advantage of its unique location. Situated a short drive from Shanghai and scheduled for completion in the near future, the hotel will feature 380 rooms...