Japanese Artist Tatzu Nish Creates Merlion Hotel

Singapore Opens Statue-Inspired Pop-Up Hotel For Biennale

Japanese Artist Tatzu Nish Creates Merlion Hotel

Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi (seen here) has a reputation for thinking outside of the box with his surprising public installations. This time, Nishi has created a single-room luxury hotel room that he's built around Singapore's national monument, the Merlion. Created for the Singapore Biennale 2011, the Merlion statue has now been transformed into the Merlion Hotel. The hotel is a surprising and fun addition to the 150 works featured by 63 artists from 30 countries at the Biennale. The Merlion will revert to being a tourist landmark on June 6, 2011. Until then, the hotel will be open during the day for public viewing and then booked at night for overnight stays. Furnished with a full-size bed, a bathroom, butler, breakfast at the nearby Fullerton Hotel, and, of course, one of the most unusual and unique headboards ever seen, it's a hotel room like no other. Check out the slideshow for more photos, and definitely let me know what you think about the wallpaper, too!

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