7 Peculiar Photos From Inside Banksy's Controversial New Hotel

7 Peculiar Photos From Inside Banksy's Controversial New Hotel

Art lover's paradise... or fever dream?

By Alesandra Dubin

If you're in the market for a hotel that offers "the worst view in the world," well — you're in luck. Controversial graffiti artist Banksy has designed, financed, and opened his first hotel... and it's located in the West Bank. The ever eyebrow-raising artist's idea was to draw attention to the people affected by Israel's wall on the border between it and Palestinian territories.

A 30-foot concrete wall surrounds the aptly named Walled Off Hotel and his surreal, activist art is plastered all over the place. Other artists were also involved in the project.

There are nine guest rooms and a presidential suite. For $30, you can get a bare-bones room outfitted with Israeli military barracks surplus (it comes with earplugs), or you could splurge on the presidential suite, "equipped with everything a corrupt head of state would need."

Take a look inside the wild new hotel.

1. Monkey business

A doorman posts up at the entrance to the hotel, alongside a monkey sculpture reflecting the same profession.

2. Little angels

The lobby features street art, plus an assortment of objects such as security cameras and slingshots presented like taxidermy.

3. Museum pieces

The lobby features thought-provoking art, presented in gallery style, alongside a museum-like pedestal sculpture.

4. Pillow fight

Each of the rooms has a different design. This one features a wall mural by Banksy depicting a pillow fight above the bed.

5. Animal style

Mixed animal prints and imagery add intrigue.

6. Bed time

The presidential suite features a vibrant red bed... plus a tiki bar, and a water feature made from a bullet-ridden water tank.

7. Obstructed view

Concrete walls surround the West Bank hotel.

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