Corona Save the Beach Hotel
We’ve all stayed in a few less-than-ideal hotels at one point in our lives, perhaps even some that were downright seedy. A brand new hotel in Rome can easily be referred to as plain ol’ trashy. In the center of the ancient city near the Castel Sant Angelo, lies the Corona Save The Beach Hotel – the world’s first hotel made entirely out of garbage.
As the hotel’s name implies, all of the trash used to make the 2-story, 5-room building came from beaches in Europe. Everything from old toys and rusted hubcaps, to mangled musical instruments, cardboard boxes and torn trousers, were used in the construction. Before you start feeling queasy, we should point out that the only objects in or of the hotel that weren’t found on a beach are the floorboards, support beams and most importantly – the linens.
The hotel, that already closed just a few days after it’s debut, was more about conveying an artistic statement about the state of beaches in Europe than it is about providing accommodations. Clearly, the garbage used in its construction didn’t smell too bad, as supermodel Helena Christensen was the very first guest.