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Take in a different view of the Alps | © Null Stern
Take in a different view of the Alps | © Null Stern
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Would You Stay in This Open Air Hotel in the Swiss Alps?

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Updated: 7 September 2017
The future of the hotel industry is here, and it has no walls nor does it have a roof. Well, at least that’s how the people at Null Stern (or Zero Stars) see things. Their wall-less hotel opened in 2016 and has been a raging success ever since.

The open-air hotel consists of a double bed, a couple of lamps and no toilet (the nearest one is a five-minute walk away). What’s all the fuss then?

Well, the wall-lessness of Null Stern isn’t its only feature. The trio wanted to strip back the hotel experience, quite literally in fact, and redefine the “stars,” not through a glitzy hotel building but instead through “each guest and his/her experience,” Charbonnier says.

So, during your stay, you’ll be pampered by a “Modern Butler” who takes care of your every whim, from picking you up at the train station to serving up a delicious breakfast in bed while you enjoy stunning 360-degree views of the Swiss mountains. The Butler retires to a nearby log cabin when he’s off duty.

Your own personal butler
Your own personal butler | © Null Stern

“We received reservation requests from all over the world, and we were sold out within a few days. We currently have more than 2,000 guests on a waiting list.” Daniel Charbonnier told The Culture Trip. Charbonnier’s one of the co-founders of Null Stern, alongside Frank and Patrik Riklin.

Charbonnier explained that they’ve broken the mold of the tradition hotel, which is often marked off into business visitors or vacationers: “Our guests come from all horizons, social status and origins.” What unites them, he said, is the desire to be part of the experience.

The three co-founders show off the wall-less hotel
The three co-founders show off the wall-less hotel | © Null Stern

The hotel sits 6,463 feet above sea level in the Swiss Alps, and there have been requests from all over the country to open up more open-air hotels. “I can promise you that we will be where you don’t expect us!” said Charbonnier.

If you’re dying to brave a night outdoors in the Swiss Alps, an overnight stay costs CHF295, but, be aware, that waiting list is lengthy. Contact Null Stern here to book or register your interest.