The Walled Off Hotel
Bethlehem, March 2017
The Worst View of Any Hotel in the World
The Walled Off Hotel is a boutique hotel, located in Bethlehem, designed by Banksy alongside other creatives and notable academic Dr. David Grindon. Established in March 2017, and initially set out to be a temporary exhibition, the hotel has since attracted nearly 140,000 visitors, thanks in part to its location opposite the portion of the Israeli West Bank Barrier separating Bethlehem from the holy site of Rachel’s Tomb. The hotel is considered to be a key piece of social commentary on the Palestinians affected by the Israeli-Palestine Conflict and billed as having “the worst view of any hotel in the world”.
“Britain got its hands on Palestine in 1917 and the piano bar is themed
as a colonial outpost from those heady days.”
“It is equipped with languid ceiling fans, leather bound couches and an air of undeserved authority. Guests can peruse a collection of Banksy artworks that include vandalized oil paintings and statues choking on tear gas fumes. Warm scones and freshly brewed tea are served daily on fine bone china and the Walled Off Salad should not be missed.”
“This place is the center of the universe
every time God comes to earth it seems to happen near here.
The architecture and landscape are stunning, the food delicious
and the current situation remarkable and touching.
This is a place of immense spiritual and political significance – and very good falafel.
We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.”
Opening of the Walled Off Hotel (March 2017)
Elton performing at the opening party of the Walled Off Hotel
The Walled Off Hotel
Welcome to the Banksy Art Hotel in Bethlehem
“The hotel boasts floor to ceiling views of graffiti-strewn concrete from almost every room. And for the exhibitionists amongst you, Many are within range of the army watchtower. All scenic rooms are en-suite and equipped with wifi, fridge, radio, personal safe and air conditioning.”
“This palatial suite is equipped with everything a corrupt head of state would need.
A plunge bath able to accommodate up to four revelers, original artwork, library,
home cinema, roof garden, tiki barn
and a water feature made from a bullet riddled water tank.
Comes with a complete set of Dead Sea bath minerals.
And an in-room dining service available upon request.”
Donald Trump Visit (May 2017)
Gift Shop (September 2017)
Opening of The Gift Shop – September 2017
“Opened a gift shop today – situated at the back of the Walled Off Hotel. Not to be confused with the “Banksy shop” next door which has nothing to do with me at all. Hand painted mini souvenir separation walls now available.”
Banksy Nativity Set – 21 December 2019
Two New Murals on 3 December 2017
World Travel Art Fair (November 2018)
Opening my first ever stall at a trade fair next week. I’ve painted a replica separation barrier to promote the Walled Off hotel, ironically the neighbors have complained it’s too tall. We’ll be at Palestine stand giving away free stuff, World Travel Fair, London Excel center 6th and 7th November. Free to get in if you register online today and pretend to be a travel agent.
Free Palestine poster.
Be advised we only have 1000 posters to hand out each day at the tourist fair.
You can download one from the website at http://www.banksy.co.uk