“Rubbish hotel” booked up for Spanish tourism fair23 January 2011
German sculptor H.A. Shult used 12 tonnes of recycled junk to build the hotel in central Madrid’s Callao Square and draw attention to the amount of flotsam spoiling Europe’s beaches.
His Corona Extra Save the Beach Hotel opened its doors on Jan. 19 and operators say its five double rooms have been fully booked for the four days in which it will be taking guests.
Schult has been getting support from some pretty famous patrons, including Danish model Helena Christensen — who has spent a night in the hotel — French explorer Alexandra Cousteau and jewellery designer Jade Jagger.