Swiss artists Sabina Lang (C) and Daniel Baumann sit inside their creation Hotel Everland, situated on the roof of Paris Modern Art Museum, the “Palais de Tokyo, site de creation contemporaine”.
Hotel Everland is an art installation consisting of an actual one-room hotel offering 1970s-style glamour, artistic cachet, and a view of the Eiffel Tower. It occupied a place of pride on the roof of the museum until November 2008, functioning as both a museum exhibit as well as a room where people stayed overnight.
A model poses in a room of the Alcatraz hotel in the southwestern German city of Kaiserslautern September 19, 2008. The hotel, built in a former prison from 1867 today offers a total of 57 rooms, with original carceral beds, lattice bars and pass-throughs in the heavy steel doors. Guests can sleep in convict uniform pyjamas and enjoy their drinks in the ‘Behind Bars’ (‘Hinter Gittern’) bar.
Local Manager Gisela Olsson makes a bed in one of the standard rooms in the Jumbo Hostel at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm January 14, 2009. Jumbo Hostel is a Boeing 747-200 jumbo jet that has been converted into a 25 room hotel and cafe and the cockpit has been converted into a de luxe suite.
Two Yorkshire terriers Billy (R) and Jully (L), sit on the bed at a pet motel in Sao Paulo. The doggy love motel, complete with a heart-shaped mirror on the ceiling and a headboard resembling a doggy bone, has opened for amorous pooches in Brazil.
The doggy love motel in Sao Paulo, South America’s largest city, was inspired by the thousands of such establishments that rent rooms to Brazilian couples for four-hour periods for trysts. The air-conditioned pet love motel room, with a paw print decorative motif, has a special control panel to dim the lights, turn on romantic music or play films.
German designer Karl Lagerfeld poses as he unveils his hotel suite creation made of chocolate, part of a campaign by a leading ice cream brand, at a hotel in Paris.
General view of a hotel room with a picture of GDR politician Willi Stoph in the hostel “Ostel” is pictured in Berlin June 28, 2007.
In a multi-storey concrete block near the German capital’s eastern train station, former communist leader Erich Honecker, wearing his trademark thick black glasses, stares down at guests from the walls of each of the 39 rooms at a new communist-style hotel. Garish orange patterned curtains and retro brown sofas clash with lime green walls.
Plastic plants and old-style lamps stand by windows overlooking more concrete blocks and the clocks at reception show the time in Moscow, Beijing and Havana.
Two year-old Siberian husky Inook has a sip of imported bottled water as he receives his room service from David Wang during a recent visit to Vancouver’s Sutton Place Hotel.
The five-star Vancouver hotel has begun a room service for VIP ( very important pets) catering to guests traveling with their faithful dog or cat. Owners can order a gourmet dinner of grilled Alberta beef, T-bone steak or seared fresh tuna filet topped with caviar. The hotel also offers a walking service and pet massages.
A woman stands in the Mirrorcube, a hotelroom built as a treehouse four metres (13 feet) above the ground, at the Treehotel in Harads, Boden municipality in Norrbotten county, about 60 km (37 miles) south of the Arctic Circle July 17, 2010. A lofty new hotel concept is set to open on Saturday in a remote village in northern Sweden, which aims to elevate the simple treehouse into a world-class destination for design-conscious travellers.