The Kameha Grand Zürich in Switzerland is known for its unusual themed suites. The majority of these suites are designed by Marcel Wanders and include the Ghostwriter Suite, furnished with an antique typewriter and other writerly bits and bobs, and the Gentleman’s Suite which is inspired by the aesthetic of James Bond.
Above and beyond these themed suites, the hotel also offers a special Space Suite designed by internationally renowned photographic artist Michael Najjar. Najjar has a passion for space and will actually be the first contemporary artist in space by joining Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo flight. It’s unsurprising, then, that Kameha would choose Najjar to design this special suite.
The Space Suite makes a number of cultural references that will be sure to impress guests, such as the “floating” bed covered in crisp black sheets which is supposed to be reminiscent of the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. As soon as you enter the suite, you will be greeted by a female-voiced computer introducing you to the amenities. There is a lot going on in the suite, from the images taken by the Hubble telescope that cover the entire floor and ceiling, to the carefully curated collection of films, novels, and audiobooks about space travel. But our favorite feature is undoubtedly the disembodied astronaut’s hand that is designed to hold your keys/phone. Like the rest of the room, it’s uncannily mesmerizing.