You Can Pay To Sleep Inside This Giant Robot's Stomach

"Sir," the bellhop says as you waltz up to the check-in counter, "we've upgraded you to out finest suite—no, not the honeymoon suite, even better. The robot gut suite." This scenario could soon become a reality at London's Beaumont Hotel, which recently installed a giant inhabitable statue on its facade. Unfortunately, it sounds like a pretty terrible space.

Inside the metal-clad humanoid, you'll find a hotel room that sounds fairly un-luxurious: Only thirteen by thirteen feet wide, with a single window and a 32-foot-high ceiling that makes the space into an echo chamber. The Guardian compares it to a "penitent monastic cell created for some guilt-stricken Renaissance prince," reporting that one visitor had to leave the space during a press tour after becoming claustrophobic.

You Can Pay To Sleep Inside This Giant Robot's Stomach

But hey, this is art, not hospitality. Room was designed by British artist Antony Gormley, who has made a career of bridging sculpture and architecture. In fact, this room is designed to throw you into despair, as Gormley told The Guardian:

He thinks of the Room as "a cave, a tomb, a womb or a padded cell" and hopes it will provoke its wealthy guests to ask themselves such "existential" questions as: "who am I and what am I doing here?"

That must be how the hotel rationalizes the cost of a night inside this deconstructed cyborg, which will cost you $4,199. [The Guardian]

You Can Pay To Sleep Inside This Giant Robot's Stomach

You Can Pay To Sleep Inside This Giant Robot's Stomach

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