The Walled Off Hotel By Banksy

View all 24 Photos

Some artists don’t need an introduction. Banksy is certainly one of them. He has become one of the most easily recognizable contemporary artists thanks to an almost uncanny ability to translate biting social remarks and conceptual Molotov cocktails into beautiful artworks by using reductionism and plenty of humor. In 2005, he traveled to Gaza to paint the infamous Wall on the Palestinian side. Now, the artist has launched one of his most ambitious works to date. The Walled Off Hotel’s opening on 11 March marks 100 years since the British Empire took charge of Palestine. That ripple effect is felt more acutely today than perhaps ever before.

Banksy’s most ambitious and politically charged work yet still maintains humor at its heart.

Located a few feet away from the infamous wall, the hotel provides a unique traveling experience. The ten rooms feature artworks created by Banksy, Sami Musa and Dominique Petrin, with more artists to follow. And like every artwork created by the artist, the entire hotel is filled with humor. It boasts “floor to ceiling views of graffiti-strewn concrete from almost every room,” as well as hovering cherubs wearing gas masks in the bar area. The Presidential suite contains a bullet riddled water tank, while the bunk-style beds feature surplus items from military barracks.

Dusan Vranic, Associated Press

Apart from staying in a work of art, guests will be able to enjoy special piano songs created exclusively for the hotel by 3D from Massive Attack or Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, among others. The Walled Off Hotel also offers access to a museum and to an art gallery that honors Palestinian artists. Prices start at just $30 per night for the barracks-style room, with reservations opening on 11 March. Photo credits: The Walled Off Hotel.

Dusan Vranic, Associated Press
Dusan Vranic, Associated Press

Save

Save

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • Zallinger Refuge

    A thoughtful renovation and expansion of historical buildings in the Alps. Dating back to the…

  • Dá Licença Hotel In Portugal

    One-of-a-kind, this retreat celebrates the heritage and culture of Alentejo. During their travels, Vitor Borges…

  • The Wuyuan Skywells Hotel

    A 300-year-old traditional Chinese building transformed into a high-end hotel. Nestled in the Yan village…

  • Design Destination: Melbourne

    A complete travel guide to Melbourne, your next design destination. The cultural capital of Australia,…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(177655)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(16202)
}
            
  • Taping Faces By Elda Bellone

    An exploration of human features through a series of creative portraits. Following on the footsteps…

  • The Tool Cabinet of Curiosity

    A thought-provoking exploration of the meaning of craftsmanship. Created by designer Aaron Garlick, the Tool…

  • Waste Suprematism By Balazs Csizik

    A colorful photography series that looks at ocean pollution from a different perspective. As plastic…

  • Yuri Suzuki’s Furniture Music

    Transforming domestic noise pollution into relaxing soundscapes. Created by London-based sound artist and designer Yuri…

  • Cámara Catamaramétrica

    A floating pavilion on a lake in Mexico. Designed by Mexican architecture firm S-AR, Cámara…

  • Human Element By Collin Townsend Velkoff

    Conceptual sculptures that explore humanity’s reliance on nature. Multidisciplinary artist Collin Townsend Velkoff creates artworks…

  • The Jack Lamp Family

    A creative series that merges art and design. Portuguese designer and artist André Teoman makes…

  • Elda Bellone – Encoded Icons

    Finding the hidden digital world behind photographs. Born in Italy, architect, designer and artist Elda…

  • Piles Vases By Sylvie Godel

    Porcelain vases that celebrate the art of crafting by hand. Swiss porcelain artist Sylvie Godel…

Close Cart