Bethlehem: Inside Banksy's The Walled Off Hotel
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Bethlehem: Inside Banksy’s The Walled Off Hotel

Unable to play video. HTML5 is not supported! The approach to Bethlehem’s The Walled Off Hotel is as confronting as it is comical. To your left, you have the imposing hotel with it’s neon sign, underneath which is a life-sized plaster chimpanzee dressed as a bell boy from the 1930s, the suitcase he’s carrying overflowing with women’s underwear. Just metres to the right, you have the towering concrete border wall, the starkest reminder of the plight of the Palestinian people – and not the least bit funny. But it’s this juxtaposition of the completely serious, and ironic humour that has put this hotel on the map. Well that, and it’s rather well-known creator: Banksy. Banksy’s art in one of the rooms. READ MORE: * ‘The worst view in the world’: The Walled Off Hotel, Bethlehem * Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa, the former bank turned boutique hotel * Banksy hotel without a view opens to guests in Bethlehem Advertise with Stuff The Walled-Off Hotel opened in March 2017, and has been affectionately nicknamed "the Banksy hotel" ever since. It’s come to personify the "creative, non-violent resistance" of the Palestinian people, and a cause in which Banksy himself has long […]

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