Ice hotel

Stead, Naomi (2008) Ice hotel. Artichoke, 2 24: 95-97.

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Author Stead, Naomi
Title Ice hotel
Journal name Artichoke
ISSN 1442-0953
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Open Access Status
Volume 2
Issue 24
Start page 95
End page 97
Total pages 3
Place of publication Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Architecture Media
Language eng
Subject 1201 Architecture
Original Creative Work - Textual work
Formatted abstract
The ICEHOTEL could be the most uncomfortable hotel in the world. Such are the curious vagaries of the “experience economy” that people will pay (handsomely) to spend the night in a freezer, albeit a very artfully decorated one. It is something like camping in a display home – you move in after six in the evening, when the daytime hordes have passed through to have a look, and you’re up early and out again before the next lot arrive. It also has the sense of adventure, transience and the enjoyably makeshift nature of camping – along with many of its more striking discomforts. Who would have thought people would clamour to stay in a room where the temperature is minus five degrees, you can’t store your luggage because it will freeze, the most comfortable thing you can slip into is a padded snowsuit and there is no bathroom or toilet? Regardless, a stay at the ICEHOTEL would have to be one of the most strange and beautiful experiences to be had anywhere...
Keyword Architecture
Interior design
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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