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Inside the New Shimao Wonderland InterContinental in Shanghai

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This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler.
When the hotel is called ‘Wonderland' you can be sure something magical is in store. And you'll be heading down a rabbit hole of sorts, as the curious S-shaped structure is mostly underground - it was built in an abandoned quarry. The hotel has 15 floors, 14 of which are subterranean and two completely submerged inside a 33-ft-deep aquarium. The ambitious $555m project has been a decade in the making; built by Studio Jade+Qa (who also created the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai), the hotel's construction had...
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Fifteen Reasons Why You Should Head To New Zealand In 2019

Fifteen Reasons Why You Should Head To New Zealand In 2019

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It's always the perfect time to visit New Zealand. Here are 15 extra reasons why you should visit in 2019.
1. Rocket land
The first astronauts to land on the Moon in 1969 may have been American, but 50 years later New Zealand has its own thriving space industry. New Zealand scientist and engineer Peter Beck's Rocket Lab owns the world's only private orbital launch range on the tip of the Mahia Peninsula on the sparsely populated East Coast. Rocket Lab plans to revolutionise the ability of satellite companies to reach orbit by launching smaller, less expensive rockets more frequently. It...
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