Your perfect hotel room has to have four walls, a large bed, roomy bathroom, minifridge, big screen TV, the internet and all other luxuries you can think of. Most of all it has to be comfortable. A B&B is acceptable too. On the other hand, if you are into adventures and looking for a unique experience there is a newly opened special inn, in the Swiss Alps, called The Null Stern. Propped up on land belonged to a former nuclear bunker, the converted hotel room comes with nothing. All you get is a bed with linens, a couple of side tables that double up as stools and lamps.
As you can see there is no bathroom at the open-air hotel. For your needs, just take a five-minute trudge down the mountain to the public bathroom. The room costs CHF 250 a night, services include a welcome drink and a small breakfast basket. A personal butler is part of the deal, he lives in a nearby shack and prepares meals if guests make such requests. Open-air means open-air and weather plays a big role in everything. Thankfully Null Stern allow last minute cancellations during bad weather. Very considerate.
Null Stern has no fewer than three co-founders. Two are concept artist brothers Frank and Patrik Riklin from Atelier für Sonderaufgabe. The third member is Daniel Charbonnier, who is more of a business brain. Since its opening, the no wall room is in much demand. No need to hurry, the place is booked through 2017. They are now working with tourist agencies to build more rooms in other popular valleys in Switzerland.
According to them, the idea behind Null Stern is to give an unforgettable experience so they “got rid of all the walls, and the only thing left is you and your experience.” Hotel’s name translates from German to English as “Zero Stars”. The “no star” hotel wants you, the guest to know “the star is not the hotel but each guest is.”
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Source: Business Insider