Most hotel rooms are designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. This, however, is not true of one of the suites at the “Null Stern Hotel” in Switzerland — an art installation designed to give guests a sleepless night.
Designed by Swiss artists and brothers Frank and Patrik Riklin, the “suites” at the Null Stern Hotel — German for “zero-star” — might look like any other hotel rooms — if those rooms didn’t have any walls, doors or ceilings.
Found in the village of Saillon, Switzerland, two of the hotel’s four suites are in vineyards, while one is on the side of a hill. And one is beside a road next to a gas station — perhaps the last place you would go for a good night’s sleep.
This, however, is what the Riklin brothers want. The artists hope that guests who stay in the suite spend the night thinking about the problems of the world, such as war and climate change, while being kept awake by road noise and gas station lights.
“Sleep is not the point,” said Frank Riklin, speaking to Reuters.
All four suites come with a butler service offering drinks and breakfast.
Guests can book a stay at any Null Stern suite for about $330 a night from July 1 to September 18, 2022.
While putting a price on a sleepless night might not feel like a good use of money, according to Euronews, the hotel has as many as 6,500 people waiting to try the experience.