When we talk about minimalistic hotel, you can’t get any more minimal than Null Stern Hotel, which literally translates to zero star hotel. And when we say ‘you can’t get any more minimal’, we do mean you can’t, well, not unless you can beat a room that has no walls and only has a double bed with side tables. There’s no wardrobe in sight, neither is a bathroom, and it is right smack on the mountains of Graubünden, Switzerland, up on a slightly air-deprived altitude of 6,463 feet. In other words, if you are looking for a hotel room with unobstructed, panoramic view, this is it.
If you think Null Stern Hotel is vaguely familiar, that’s because it made headlines when it was launched in 2008. The hotel operated till 2010 and fast forward to today, or July 2 this year, to be exact, it was reopened by conceptual artists, Frank and Patrik Riklin, and Atelier für Sonderaufgaben and hospitality professional Daniel Charbonnier, but only this time, the team took minimalism to an entirely new level – just so you could completely immersed in the environment of your stay. Seriously, with the environment just a hand stretch away, that’s just about as immersive as it can gets.
While you and your partner may appear to be sleeping in the wild, you’d be glad to know that there’s a proper kitchen where a personal butler can whips up a meal or two for you and when nature calls, there’s a public bathroom located a short walk away down the mountain. If the Ice Hotel isn’t the craziest accommodation for you, I am sure this one will.
In case you thought this is an art installation that invites participating art aficionados to sleep openly on a mountain, we can assure you it is not. In fact, it is open for reservation, however, if you are keen, you will have to look to 2017 summer’s slots cos’ availability for 2016 summer season is fully booked. Man, we didn’t think that so many folks are into sleeping in the open, but then again, with just one ‘room’, it shouldn’t be too hard to be booked out, isn’t it?
Images: Null Stern Hotel.