The Hotel That Has a Room With No Walls

Do you like the idea of sleeping under the stars? Would you be willing to pay $340 a night to do it? If so, we might know just the place for you. For most people, the most important part of a hotel room is the ability to get some rest. It’s a safe bet that those folks won’t be signing up any time soon for a room located at an intersection next door to a gas station and entirely without walls. Even if you have that fairly common love for the smell of gasoline and don't mind the idea of hearing traffic noise all night as you sleep, the Null Stern Hotel in Switzerland still may not be the right choice for you. Brothers and conceptual artists Frank and Patrik Riklin, who partnered with hotelier Daniel Charbonnier to create the hotel room, are perfectly aware that guests won’t be sleeping peacefully in their newest hospitality experience, but that's exactly the point. The open-air suite — which is located between a gas station and busy intersection and purposefully lacks a door, ceiling, or walls — is designed to keep you up so you have time to contemplate current social, economic, and environmental issues. The Riklins don’t have the only open-air suites in the world, but they’re likely the only one with a waiting list of 6,000 people. Some say it’s a breathtaking way to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Swiss Alps, while others call it camping.