Why Does Banksy’s New Hotel Have “The Worst View In The World”?

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Why Does Banksy’s New Hotel Have “The Worst View In The World”?
Guests can peruse a collection of Banksy artworks.

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Why Does Banksy’s New Hotel Have “The Worst View In The World”?
To live with an artwork is something different, to glimpse it from the corner of your eye. - Diane Arbus

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Why Does Banksy’s New Hotel Have “The Worst View In The World”?
Stay at the Walled Off you could find yourself literally sleeping inside a work of art.

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Why Does Banksy’s New Hotel Have “The Worst View In The World”?
The hotel boasts floor to ceiling views of graffiti-strewn concrete.

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Why Does Banksy’s New Hotel Have “The Worst View In The World”?
The hotel is coined as having the worst view in the world.

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Why Does Banksy’s New Hotel Have “The Worst View In The World”?
Warm scones and freshly brewed tea are served daily.

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Why Does Banksy’s New Hotel Have “The Worst View In The World”?
The hotel's museum contains state-of-the-art audio visual presentations.

Why Does Banksy’s New Hotel Have “The Worst View In The World”?
The in-house gallery is curated by the venerated historian and critic Dr. Housni Alkhateeb Shehada.

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BY JST NEWS

Staying at your favorite graffiti artist’s hotel is not only a possibility now, it’s also ultra-affordable. That is, if you can make it all the way to Bethlehem, Palestine. For a cool USD $30/night, The Walled Off Hotel, has a fascinating marketing slogan: “the worst view in the world.” In fact, the worst view is a profound one for those interested in facing the wall which separates Israel from the Palestinian West Bank.

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Set to open on March 20, each of the seven rooms is designed by Banksy himself. Hence instilling the entire property to double as an art gallery and an art hotel. The lobby floor includes a gallery selling Palestinian art, a museum which focuses on the history of West Bank and a chimpanzee bellboy waiting to snap an Instagram post with you.

It’s clear the hotel isn’t meant to be a money-making machine but to declare a powerful statement. Banksy says:

[The hotel] offers a warm welcome to people from all sides of the conflict and across the world.

 

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