Null Stern Hotels Aka 'Zero Star Hotels' In Switzerland
Frank and Patrik Riklin, two artistic business brothers, created the concept hotel known as The Null Stern hotels. It operated from 2009 to 2010 for a single year before becoming a museum. Null Stern translates to "no stars." This is not to say that it is bad; just the contrary.
The only thing it has is a bed with linens, and it's in the middle of the Swiss Alps. The hotel's name translates to "zero stars" in German. According to Daniel Charbonnier, a co-founder of the hotel, "each guest is the star, not the hotel."
They took down all the walls, and you and your experience are the only things left. In Appenzell, Switzerland, on the Gobsi mountain, Null Stern opened its second bed at the beginning of June. When it first opened in July 2016, it only had one bed.
The name is intended to be a parody and critique of the overly fashionable, ultra-trendy hotels that are currently popular throughout the world. The phrase "the only star is you" highlights your participation in this live piece of art as well as your status as a visitor.
It is housed in a former nuclear bunker in Switzerland that has two-foot blast-proof walls and doors. And if you think this is a bit excessive, you're in luck—a butler is on call around-the-clock to attend to your requirements and serve you coffee.
This former fallout shelter received a nomination for a World Hospitality Award three months after it opened. After permanently closing as a hotel in 2010, Null Stern sadly only remained open as a museum. However, similar projects are set to open in abandoned metropolitan areas all around the world.
In a manner, hotel rooms without walls can be fancy, according to Architectural Digest, if they're located in the correct area. Charbonnier said,
The idea was first introduced in 2009, but it really started to gain attention in 2017 when their suite in the Swiss Alps gained a reputation for having a long waitlist (it's currently up to 6000 people).
In their open-air apartments in the Swiss Alps, guests may be the sole "star," but you can still see a lot of them. But it all started out as something a little less glitzy than alpine glamping.
You can book the Null Stern hotel for your stay at uniqhotels.com, thrillist.com, nullsternhotel.ch, etc.
T.F.A shared his detailed review:
A nuclear bunker that has been turned into a hotel is called the Null Stern hotel. A prototype debuted on June 5, 2009, in Teufen, Appenzellerland, Switzerland. In June 2010, it underwent a transformation to become a museum.
A hotel room outside, where sleeping might not be possible. The Riklin brothers call this project "an anti-idyllic variant" of their "Zero Star Hotel," which is German for "zero star."
Null Stern hotels charge $210 per night.
There are so many unusual hotels that rethink the typical B&B, from a lodge carved out of ice to one made of metal sheets. One open-air hotel, Null Stern, does away with both walls and roof completely. There, staying is similar to camping.