"Even though this version is radically different from the first one in the nuclear bunker," says Charbonnier, "the essence and the spirit of the concept remains the same: to put the guest at the center of the experience and to focus on the intangible by reducing everything else to the minimum."
At the new Null Stern Hotel, the bed is "owned" by local residents, who, according to the artists, "welcome guests while bringing an innovative spirit to the hospitality sector." As an artistic project, it plays with conceptions of resource management and land ownership, using the tag "Zero Real Estate." As a hotel, there aren't many comparisons to be made anywhere in the world. Though for this kind of experience and an incredible view, guests will pay a steep price. It's currently slated to cost 250 Swiss Francs per night, roughly $253 U.S. Dollars, which, though expensive, isn't all that bad considering what guests are getting.
"The landscape of Switzerland is the imaginary building of the new Null Stern Hotel," say Frank and Patrik in a statement at the Hotel's unveiling earlier this month. Even if the idea of a hotel room as art turns you off to the project, it's hard to sniff at a hotel room with a view.