Dec 5, 2008

It's Friday, Have a Different View!

Everland is a hotel with only one room including a bathroom, a king-size bed and a lounge. The room can be booked for one night only, the mini-bar is fully stocked and included in the price, breakfast is delivered to the door and a record collection with the needed record player is there at our disposal.

It is a hotel like no other, conceived as a project by Swiss artist-duo L/B (Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann). L/B are known for their installations that deal with architecture and space and invite the viewer to get involved and become part of the artwork.

What makes it do different? To start with, it is a hotel that "travels": it has been at Yverdon where it was located on the lake of Neuchatel for 4 months for the Swiss National Exhibition in 2002. After the end of the Expo, the mobile pavilion was sent to Burgdorf and was placed on the factory roof at L/B's studio. Then, from June 2006 until September 2007 the one room hotel was exhibited and run as a Hotel on the roof-deck of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Germany.

Since October 2007 until spring 2009, it will be available in Paris, high above the city, with a view on the Eiffel Tower, as it was installed on the roof of Palais de Tokyo.

As you can see in the pictures, it has a view like no other. All Everland guests are in some way partaking in the project (and invited to steal the golden embroidered bath towels). Considering how unique a night in this hotel is, the price is not SO crazy (333 Euros during the week, 444 Euros during the weekends).

Outside and inside it looks a bit 70's but there is something very attractive abut the rooms, maybe the curves, maybe the feeling of being in a very designed space capsule...

View at the Lake
at the Lake
Paris View
View of Paris
A tour inside Everland

If you want to book a night, you can try to make a reservation online. Most nights are already taken but one night per month is auctioned so maybe you can a real different night in Paris. If you can't afford it though, do not get desperate..., you can still visit the hotel during the day!

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