There aren’t many hotels that might have traveled more around Europe than its guests. Then again there’s no hotel like the one-room Everland.
This pre-fab capsule, designed by a pair of Swiss artists who cryptically go by L/B (Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann), was built to be mobile. After stints at Zurich’s Expo.02, on the Shores of Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland, and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Germany the Everland is now atop the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. At its current location this hotel might have the best Eiffel Tower view of any in the city.
From the outside, the hotel’s two most distinguishing features are its large floor-to-ceiling glass window and its color scheme (which looks suspiciously like the BP logo to us). Inside, the room has a complete lack of right angles. Everything, including the shelves, tables and bathroom shower, is curved. The carpet is not only wall-to-wall but extents up the walls and across the ceiling as well, in stripped patterns of yellow, blue and brown. The whole look is a bit busy for us but it is undeniably cool in a retro sort of way. Staying at the Hotel Everland feels like spending the night in a 1970s shagadelic bachelor pad.
The room rate—€444 Friday through Sunday nights and €333 Tuesday through Thursday—is a bit steep. For that price guests get wi-fi use, breakfast in bed and free rein of the minibar, as well as a ridiculously romantic view of Paris. Hurry to book—the Hotel Everland continues its journey in April 2009.
May 2009 Update: Sadly, the Hotel Everland is no longer at its perch above Paris. Curious where it will land next? Want to be among the first to read about the unusual temporary hotels we review? Subscribe to our RSS feed and get all of our travel posts delivered directly to your email inbox or to your RSS aggregator.