Attention: exhibitionists and voyeurs! I might have the perfect hotel for you.
Ibiza, Spain’s, Paradiso Art Hotel apparently offers guests the opportunity to stay a free night at their property.
But there’s a catch.
Do You Like to Watch or Be Watched?
“The Zero Suite” is located in the hotel’s lobby. It features transparent glass walls. Anyone and everyone can see you. I’m unsure if your “audience” is privy to any sounds emanating from the cube. (Gosh, I hope not. That’s a lot of gas passing and sleep talking you might share with others.) I’m guessing there are limits as to what behavior is allowed. Probably no nudity or sexual activity. (Although, it is Europe. 😉 )
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(The bathroom is private and hidden from the public. That’s a relief — at least for most people, I guess.)
And if you’re willing to stay in it for a night, the room is comped. (Or if you’re into free hotel nights, there are hotel credit cards offering award stays without having to show off.)
What do you think about this? Are you OK being the hotel lobby’s “live entertainment”? (Now we know how zoo animals feel, I guess?)
Someone claiming to be a guest commented on Instagram, “Had half a (night’s) sleep in there!! People banging on (the) windows not fun (but the experience) was great!!” Um, yeah. Sounds like it?
Frankly, I’m not a huge fan of drawing attention to myself. (Says the guy who invites his Twitter followers to join him for drinks in airport lounges.) So, that part doesn’t appeal to me.
But on the same token, it might be “one of those things that’s fun to try once.” I could put in some earplugs and wear a blackout night mask. Then try to block out everyone as much as possible. Sort of one of those things where you trick yourself into believing, I can’t see or hear them if they can’t see or hear me.
Or some people probably have fun with it. I’m sure my wife would have us sporting avocado facial treatments for all to see. Then various wardrobe changes. Me gesturing and screaming at the television during a sports game may be entertaining (and/or endearing) for some people.
TikTokker (of course) Olympia Anley posted a couple of videos showing her recent stay. That’s how the Zero Suite recently found its way into the news.
@olympiaanley i’ve made a lot of friends tonight #ibiza #paradiso #art ♬ Lights – Em1r
@olympiaanley Reply to @wellaliceitseems would you stay in this hotel room? #ibiza #free #hotel ♬ original sound – Olympia Anley
Vlogger Dwayne Muffin shared his experience:
YOU Can Become a Standard Box Girl (or Guy)!
When I first heard about the Zero Suite on the KTLA Morning News, my first thought was Wow, that’s like an extreme version of the models in the box at The Standard. If you’re unfamiliar: The Standard in West Hollywood, California, was a trendy hotel frequented by celebrities and others in the entertainment industry. (The restaurant also featured amazing French fries.) The hotel closed several years ago.
But The Standard featured something unique (at least, to me): models lying in a glass box situated behind the front desk. The models (male or female) would lie or sit on a pad inside the box. They’d watch TV, read, play on an electronic device, nap, etc. And that was the lobby’s entertainment. Creepy? I thought so. Fantastically voyeuristic? I thought so. (When I met colleagues for after-work cocktails and fries, I felt as though a ghostly, miniature version of my late mother was perched on my shoulder saying “Christopher! Don’t stare!” when I entered the lobby and instantly spotted a beautiful, young woman behind the glass.)
The amazing singer-actress Andra Day made a video where she played a Standard “Box Girl” for her song “Forever Mine.”
So, the Zero Suite seems like a bigger, grander version of The Standard’s Box models. Except ordinary, average folks like us can be the entertainment. If we’re into that sort of thing.
You tell me: would you stay in the Zero Suite for free in exchange for being people’s voyeuristic entertainment? Please tell me in the Comments section below.
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