Photos: Would you pay $50,000 for a night in floating pop-up hotel room?

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Big photos below.
Earlier this month, the folks over at our Show and Tell blog told you about "The Hotel Rehearsal," a "floating" hotel room at the Curtis Hotel, available for rent at the bargain price of $50,000.

The deal is getting national publicity thanks to a new Time magazine feature. But strangely enough, no one has paid the price -- yet.

Get details about the highly unusual deal and see a slew of photos below.

According to Curtis Hotel sales and marketing director Kate Thompson, "The Hotel Rehearsal," created by artist Alex Schweder, was launched in conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas and will be available through August 23.

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Courtesy of the Curtis Hotel
The ten-feet-by-seven-feet space isn't exactly spacious, but it does offer its share of amenities, especially once it's lofted skyward above a specially outfitted van.

"You'll go up about thirty feet in the air total," Thompson says, "and stay in a vinyl room that has all the comforts of home. And you get a very different view of Denver from up there, because the top of the piece is see-through."

While the walls are clear, too, guests will be provided with curtains for when they want a little privacy. But what if nature calls? Do you have to shinny down to the ground and find a facility?

"You don't," Thompson confirms. "It's got a full bathroom, a shower, a toilet and a sink, with everything all enclosed within that space. It's really kind of amazing."

To enhance the visuals in the main area, the $50,000 price tag includes "some binoculars and some groovy tunes on two iPods that you can keep -- and you can also keep an iPad with a StarGazer app."

That's not all. The "Lloyd in the Sky" package -- named for the hotel's robot mascot -- also includes a party for a hundred friends at Lloyd's Studio 54 lounge in the Four Square Ballroom, complete with food and drinks. And that's not to mention a "disco brunch" at The Corner Office Restaurant & Martini Bar and greetings by impersonators Jon, Paul, Sunny and Cher. And the beat goes on.

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Courtesy of the Curtis Hotel
Given all that, not to mention that Time magazine article, renters must be lining up to spend time in the room, right?

Wrong. "We did have one call inquiring about it," Thompson reveals. "But no takers so far."

If anyone with a thick wallet steps up, he or she will know the dough will be sending a positive message. "First and foremost, it's a contribution to the arts," she allows. "That's why we wanted to be part of this. We love celebrating the culture and the art coming into the Biennial."

Need more reasons to rent? Check out photos by our Philip Poston from the room's unveiling, during which it was given a try-out by two prominent endorsers -- Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver mayor Michael Hancock.

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Photo by Philip Poston
Continue for more photos of the floating pop-up hotel room that costs just $50,000 per night.


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22 comments
Jamie Hillyer
Jamie Hillyer

you couldnt stop the hooligans from throwin rocks at the dork who would pay for this

Michael Sabin
Michael Sabin

Pretty Lame.....and whats up with the Robot???

Rick Hall
Rick Hall

This isn't f*#king art! I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

get-a-life
get-a-life

If this is "art" then I'm going to find a cardboard box to rent out to some dumb ass rich guy for $50,000 and call myself an artist too! These "artists" can be so out of touch with reality sometimes it makes me want to punch a baby when I see the things they do. I love the Curtis. I can't believe they went along with this yuppy bullshit. Give me a break

Mohammed Z. Noufal
Mohammed Z. Noufal

Really? amazing in what way exactly? being stuck on top of an old ass gmc drive-by van

Jason McClure
Jason McClure

It doesnt cost 50,000 to rent a scissor lift and then put a bed on it

Lou Van Duerm
Lou Van Duerm

Well that would officially be the dumbest way to spend 50k

Angela Taylor
Angela Taylor

According to them it DOES have a bathroom! A sink, toilet AND shower...

Abby Hauck
Abby Hauck

for $50,000, i expect top-notch room service, not a bubble advertising my sleeping preference. That's just creepy.

Robert Denison
Robert Denison

I'll pass a tent in the mountains is more appealing.

Mane Rok
Mane Rok

...nice, more ways rich folk can throw their money away/in our faces. *yippee*

Anh Mai
Anh Mai

that's pretty expensive for a night in prison

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@get-a-life Strongly put, get-a-life. We're going to feature your post in an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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