For the 2011 Singapore Biennale, Tatsu Nishi has created a luxurious temporary hotel room around the city's iconic Merlion, staging an uncanny encounter with a public landmark in the intimate space of a hotel room. During the day visitors can visit The Merlion Hotel, while each evening a guest will check in and spend the night. Guests will enjoy a luxury hotel stay with a hospitality team from the Fullerton Hotel providing a full service, which includes personalised room check-in and Merlion Hotel Butler service. The Biennale reports that the 32 available nights were fully booked just one hour after the reservation lines opened.
The Singapore Biennale Open House opens on 13 March and runs to 15 May 2011.
Images: the Merlion and Tatzu NIshi's The Merlion Hotel 2011 (artist's rendering)