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A 'Night' at the Cardboard Hotel in NYC is Totally Free

Where: 547 W. 27th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10001
February 4, 2010 at 9:29 AM | by | ()

We've seen all sorts of odd and unusual hotels here at HotelChatter but this one just might be our fave. The only problem is it's not really a hotel but rather an art gallery installation.

The Five-Star Cardboard Hotel was created by artist-designers, Sarah Kueng and Lovis Caputo, and is now on display in the Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects gallery in Manhattan. It is essentially a cardboard box, like the ones you used to play in when you were a kid. Except it has far better design that your draw-on window panes.

Constructed with plain cardboard, the lightweight and portable box folds out in a second at any location. The naturally warm interior is designed for relaxation or even an overnight stay; a guest can rest his/her upper body on the mattress and pillow inside, while stretching their legs outside the box. Yet, the really surprising feature is the interior walls decorated with delightful laser-cut pop-outs and soft, warm LED lights.

The hotel does allow guests to lay in it during gallery hours (11am to 6pm) until February 6. So hurry up and get your "room reservation" in. Otherwise, it's back to making your own cardboard hotels again.

[Photo: ShelterPop]

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CardBoard Hotel, New York

Is that based on 'Full Board' or Half Board' ;-)