Meet me at the Holiday Inn (of cards)
First the pyramids emerged. Then came the ingenuity of hotels made of ice. Now we have hotels constructed entirely with recycled key cards! Oh what’s next? Tell me please. A castle made of cupcakes? (wishful thinking, wishful thinking)
Bryan Berg has always been a card stacker. It should come as no surprise that when he was handed 200, 000 plastic key cards he built a mini Holiday Inn equipped with a guest room, lobby, and bathroom. The bed might not be the most comfortable thing ever, but it is life-sized (along with all the other furniture). More than a construction made for shits and giggles (and pure skill), it also marks the relaunch of 1,200 Holiday Inn hotels globally.
Standing at 4,000 pounds and 400 square feet, this is Berg’s largest structure to date. The key card hotel was displayed at the South Street Seaport in New York City from September 17 to September 21. In the midst of the madness that we call a key card hotel, Berg also constructed a 9 ft replica of the empire state building with playing cards in the hotel’s lobby. That’s a lot of cards to be stacking around.