The notorious graffiti artist Banksy has done it again — he or she has surprised the world with a controversial artistic statement. Only this time, instead of leaving graffiti on a wall, Banksy opened an entire hotel in Bethlehem.
But the hotel’s selling point isn’t that it serves up good food or features beautiful views. On the contrary, it’s being advertised for having the worst views in the world.
Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel is surrounded by a concrete wall that separates Palestinians from Israelis in the West Bank. The views are, without a doubt, far from relaxing, but we’re sure seeing it in person would be a memorable experience, to say the least.
The hotel’s nine rooms are each filled with artwork depicting the political conflict between the Israeli and Palestinian nations — even the hotel key is shaped to resemble the sections of the surrounding cement wall.
So if you’re interested in checking out controversial and evocative artwork, you can book your stay at the hotel starting March 11. Might even be worth cancelling that trip to Florida over.