If you’re ever in Switzerland and want to experience one of the most intriguing hotel experiences ever, Null Stern Hotel is right up your alley. Formed by twins Frank and Patrik Riklin and their business partner Daniel Charbonnier, the original Null Stern Hotel was a remodeled nuclear bunker in Teufen back in 2009.
That same year, the hotel was nominated for best innovation of the year at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards, and in the following year, it was named one of the top 100 hotels in Europe by German magazine GEO.
The twins decided to change things up by moving the hotel to the majestic Swiss alps of Graubünden and give attendees a completely unique experience they won’t ever forget.
The Story Behind Null Stern Hotel
Null Stern translates to “zero star”, and the slogan for the hotel is “the only star is you.” The idea behind the hotel is to put the guest at the center of it all. It’s safe to say that sleeping on the alps is the best way to convey that message. With no windows or walls present, minimalism is certainly a strong factor with Null Stern Hotel.
It’s Not The First, And It Won’t Be The Last
Many folks are right to believe that the idea behind Null Stern Hotel is very unique, but there are other open-air hotels around the world, including the Virgin Islands’ Bitter End Yacht Club, Mexico’s Encantada Beachfront Boutique Hotel, Florida’s Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, and Barbados’ Inchcape Seaside Villas. The only difference is the location.
What’s Actually Included?
The obvious thing with a hotel on the Alps is there’s no private bathroom included. If you do need to use the bathroom, there’s one located 10 minutes away. To make up for this injustice, you do receive a sharp dressed butler and all of the cured pork saucisson and Röteli that you can handle.
What About The Weather?
In a perfect world, you would relax at the Null Stern Hotel with the bright sun shining down on you and a cool breeze surrounding you. Unfortunately, Mother Nature might have some different plans in the works, and you’ll wind up soaking wet in the middle of a thunderstorm. Fortunately, if there’s some bad weather heading your way, you can cancel the reservation.
What’s The Verdict?
At the price of $253 per night, some folks have enjoyed their stay at Null Stern Hotel. Of course, there are plenty of folks who want to experience this outdoors hotel in the near future or simply respect such an intriguing project.
There are some people, however, that are very creeped out by the premise and won’t make their way to the Swiss alps for a good night’s sleep. Others have stated that the Null Stern Hotel shouldn’t really be considered a hotel at all since it doesn’t have the necessities required to function properly as a hotel.
Would you take a chance at a night out in the alps?