- A superb hotel stay for space enthusiasts
- Chance to visit studio of Michael Najjars
- Take the controls in a space flight simulator
This isn’t your average hotel room. If you’ve always wanted to visit space, but don’t think you have the Right Stuff to complete astronaut training, then this unique Zurich gift experience, an overnight stay in a ‘Space Suite’ designed by the artist Michael Najjar, will help you reach for the stars anyway. Najjar, a major space enthusiast who is training for his own civilian space flight, has installed this conceptual artwork to help guests immerse themselves in life on board a space station. The bed looks as though it’s floating in zero-gravity. The TV shows a live feed from the ISS or NASA. On the ceiling is a vast image taken by the Hubble telescope. Ladies and gentlemen, we are floating in space.
This experience also comes with an exciting add-on, an hour spent in an A320 flight simulator where you’ll practise taking off and landing in a jet. Returning to your suite, admire the space-themed murals on the walls, the shelf shaped like an astronaut’s glove, the lights designed to resemble rocket boosters and the library of space-themed literature. An automated female voice welcomes you aboard. If you share artist Najjar’s passion, you’ll love that this experience also includes an open invitation to visit him at his Berlin studio and see more of his work, and a personally signed book for you to keep as a memento of your stay. It’s not moon rock, but the next best thing.