World’s ugliest hotel?


Yes, I think it definitely qualifies. Oh, and it’s in Beijing.

Via GI Korea.

The Discussion: 26 Comments

I don’t remember ever seeing it before. And I don’t think it’s the kind of thing you’d forget.

Can you imagine what this turkey is going to look like a few years from now, after the wind and acid rain have disfigured its already ghastly paint job?

December 12, 2005 @ 1:02 am | Comment


I think I’ll stay there next time I’m in Beijing…just because…

December 11, 2005 @ 11:35 pm | Comment

Hmm, wasn’t this shown on the website “Bad Bianzhu” or whatever it was about architecture in China? I remember them saying that you could book the vip suite in the guy’s pumpkin if you had enough dosh.

December 12, 2005 @ 12:02 am | Comment

I saw the photo before on the Bad Architecture site but didn’t realize that this thing is actually in Beijing.

I must go there and experience it.

December 12, 2005 @ 1:16 am | Comment

It would look more realistic if Curly whacked Moe with that big stick he’s holding.

December 12, 2005 @ 1:19 am | Comment

Soooo bad it’s good.

December 12, 2005 @ 3:28 am | Comment

It probably goes better with marijuana.

December 12, 2005 @ 3:44 am | Comment

3 joints to Fu, Lu, & Sho.
Happy Holidays.

December 12, 2005 @ 4:20 am | Comment

…alright, so now that I’ve had a few tokes, I think they’re asking me to bring them a shrubbery…

December 12, 2005 @ 5:02 am | Comment

A shrubbery…. That’s Monty Python, isn’t it? What movie was that from?? It must be the King Arthur one, no?

December 12, 2005 @ 5:16 am | Comment

I forgot. I’m stoned now.


December 12, 2005 @ 5:48 am | Comment

(…yes it’s from “M.P.and the Holy Grail”, reference to the “Knights Who Say, NI!”…)

December 12, 2005 @ 5:50 am | Comment

I seriously plan on staying at the place (though I still plan on staying at Chungking Mansions in HK too, and that is ghastly). Some things must just be experienced.

December 12, 2005 @ 8:52 am | Comment

Oh, SunBin has left a link to what the windows look like from the inside. Ouch!

December 12, 2005 @ 9:00 am | Comment

Forget Chunking Mansions now!

December 12, 2005 @ 11:24 am | Comment

It’s more strange than it is ugly. Or so I think.

December 12, 2005 @ 7:44 pm | Comment

pretty sure its not anywhere where it can be seen, its out in the suburbs if I remember right…

December 13, 2005 @ 9:47 am | Comment

That’s the Three Wise Men of the East motel. 1-Star.

December 13, 2005 @ 12:07 pm | Comment

i am not an artist or architect.
but i don’t think it is ugly at all.

as the chinese report said. it is a but scary at night when there is no flood lights shining on them. during bright daylight it is perfectly fine, (as a statue).

i think it is just a bad and useless design, given the inside lighting and extra cost in construction.
(could the business be justified by the publicity? i don’t know.
— but probably not, because there were no copycat for the past 4 years.)

i think this is a good thing, a mercantilist china allowing the weirdest business idea to try it out. better than squandering on failed state owned projects.

December 13, 2005 @ 5:25 pm | Comment

btw, it is not in beijing.

the development zone is official Hebei province, but was marketed by property developer (and local govt) as a ‘sub-urb of beijing’

December 13, 2005 @ 5:27 pm | Comment

Sun Bin, do let us know the address.

I need to see this place for myself.

December 13, 2005 @ 9:52 pm | Comment

While you gotta give ’em credit for the creativity, ICK it’s UGLY! hehe

December 13, 2005 @ 10:00 pm | Comment

it is the Langfang, the little exclave between BJ and TJ (you would pass it if drive from BJ to TJ.

LfC has the web-site
and more pic’s.

web-site for son of heaven


December 14, 2005 @ 3:46 pm | Comment

I was gonna post LfC’s helpful information – thanks, Sun Bin, for posting this.

I am SO gonna stay there next time I go to Beijing…and I promise to take lots of photos!

December 15, 2005 @ 1:03 am | Comment

This makes a word of game

January 5, 2006 @ 4:32 pm | Comment

I love it!

The epitome of postmodern kitsch.

So vile, yet so eccentric, it’s almost beautiful.

September 21, 2006 @ 9:15 pm | Comment

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