China Plans Ping Pong Paddle Hotel

April 9, 2012 by

The Chinese are nuts about the game of ping pong and plans are in the works to bring this obsession to a whole new level. The China Daily newspaper recently reported on plans to erect a hotel shaped like a giant ping pong paddle. It’s part of a new 165-acre sports complex in the city of Huainan.

Plans for the hotel call for rounded guestroom windows that will mimic the texture of a table tennis racquet. The “handle” of the upside down paddle-shaped structure will be an observation deck offering panoramic views of the city.

The $46 million sports complex will also include venues for other sports. The main stadium will be shaped like an American football while smaller facilities will be shaped like a soccer ball, volleyball and basketball.

No word yet on when construction will begin.

via AOL Travel

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  1. Thomas Jones says:

    That entire sports complex is crazy looking

  2. Ashley says:

    I’m not huge into table tennis, but that looks like a pretty cool hotel.

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