West Bank Hotel with 'World's Worst View' gets Million Dollar Upgrade and a 'Banksy Room'


Image: Banksy

Fancy a stay in the “hotel with the worst view in the world”? The Walled Off Hotel will officially throw its doors open on March 11, with walls adorned with the works of British graffiti artist Banksy. The mystery artist is most famous for their satirical street art and subversive epigrams, amongst other works of political and social activism.

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The upcoming nine-room guest house offered a sneak peek on Friday ahead of its official opening in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The Palestinian hotel overlooks the famous West Bank separation wall, heavily decorated with various artwork including several by murals by Banksy.

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Banksy, whose identity remains unverified today, is no stranger to Palestine, with some now-iconic marks including the monumental Girl with a Balloon. Indeed, the artist, whose works have fetched over $1.8 million at auctions, is famous for addressing war and child poverty in their satirical works.

Highlights of The Walled Off Hotel include “Banksy’s Room”, complete with a king sized bed leaning against with an artwork depicting Palestinian and an Israeli in a pillow fight. There will also be a presidential suite and a museum featuring the artist’s prolific work.

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