(thanks to http://www.everland.ch/)
(photos by Lang Baumann)
Everland is a Hotel with only one room including a bathroom, a king-size bed and a lounge. The bounteous dimensioned room represents the subjective dream of a hotel: the architecture, the playful details, as well as the request to steal the golden embroidered bath towels. All Everland guests are partaking in the project.
The concept for operating the hotel was defined by the artists. All facets are important constituents of the artistic idea: 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 stands at ones disposal.
Hotel Everland is 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.
Hotel Everland was first developed on invitation of the Curator Gianni Jetzer for the Exhibition concept "Everland" at the Swiss national exhibition in the year 2002. The Hotel was planned by L/B and built by a team of craftspeople in Burgdorf. Following it was transported to Yverdon where it was located on the lake of Neuchatel for 4 moth. After the end of Expo.02 the mobile pavilion was brought to Burgdorf and was placed on the factory roof at L/B's studio.
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 Leipzig, Germany. Like in Yverdon, visitors could take a peek at the Hotel during the opening hours of the museum, after closing hours at 18.00 it was reserved for the guests.
As a last destination Hotel Everland moves to Paris from October 2007 until end of 2008. High above the city, with a view on the Eiffel Tower, it is installed on the roof of Palais de Tokyo. It will also be possible to book the room for the night or visit it during the day.
In the end of 2007 a book about the Project will be published by Christoph Merian Verlag.
(I came across this from researching about architecture/public art space. This is not an advert, merely pointing out the pricey cost of rooms and the inavailability even if you did have the moneys! You have to admit it does have amazing views ...)
Currently all available nights are booked.
Bookings can be made within the next 60 days.
The next night Tuesday, 3 June 2008 will be available for booking on 4 April 2008 at a random hour on this page.
ROOM PRICE PER NIGHT
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 333 Euro
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 444 Euro