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March 14th, 2009

everland hotel paris31 585x388 Quite a View of ParisIs there a more iconic structure than the the Eiffel Tower? It just says “Paris” in a way nothing else can. 

For a true one-of-a-kind experience, we present “Hotel Everland.” This large pod-shaped structure was designed in 2002 by Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann. Conceived of as a dual-use hotel and work of art, it is shown to visitors of the Palais de Tokyo during the day and then, once the museum has closed  for the day (at midnight, of course) it converts into a hotel room for the evening. Guests cannot stay for more than one night, and that night is considered to be a “privilege.” Indeed it must be.

Hotel Everland’s  final nights in Paris are being auctioned off on Ebay, and the current rate appears to be more than $1,000 per night. Wherever the Hotel goes after that, partnership with an art institution is an important consideration. Here’s hoping it finds its way to the States someday…

  • soslik

    i LOVE This. such an original idea, and an awsome one at the same time. i wsh i had the $ to stay there.