Netizens pour scorn on 'toilet seat-shaped hotel'

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Chinese netizens are ridiculing a self-proclaimed "seven-star" hotel that will soon open on Taihu Lake because it looks like a "toilet seat."

The "toilet seat-shaped hotel" in the eastern city of Huzhou [File Photo]

The hotel in Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, reportedly boasts a grand lake view but its appearance has generated large laughs among netizens. Most agreed it's design looked like a "toilet seat."

"Now 'Big Pants' (a building in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, that attracted similar derision) will be sorry," Chen Yumu posted online. "'Toilet Seat' is much cooler."

The Suzhou building is called Arch of the Orient and its designer says it will be the city's newest landmark. But thousands of neitzens joked it looked like a pair of "Big Pants" in September. Some even said its emergence means Beijing's famous "Big Shorts" building will no longer be lonely. China Central Television Station's headquarters has been nicknamed "Big Shorts" because many believe it looks like a pair of undershorts.

A 157-meter-high steel loop building that cost nearly 100 million yuan (US$16 million) to build in Liaoning Province has also generated a stir among netizens because it has no practical function.


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