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‘Worst thing I have ever seen’: Netizens react to prison-turned-luxury hotel

Anna Seregina shared screenshots of Instagram posts related to luxury hotel Malmaison Oxford in England; netizens seemed unhappy

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
September 23, 2021 5:30:55 pm
Malmaison OxfordMalmaison Oxford is part of the Oxford Castle Complex that was a prison until it was closed in 1996. (Source: malmaisonhotels/Instagram)

A prison-turned-luxury hotel recently led to a Twitter debate after a user shared various pictures clicked by travellers at the location.

Anna Seregina shared screenshots of Instagram posts related to luxury hotel Malmaison Oxford in England. “Found a prison that has been converted to an influencer hotel,” she wrote on social media.

This irked netizens, who criticised the idea of using a prison as a novelty and profiting off “trauma and downfall”.

“The concept of the Malmaison Oxford Prison Hotel is disgusting, but humans have turned Olympic stadiums into open air prisons so I shouldn’t be surprised,” wrote a user.

Malmaison Oxford is part of the Oxford Castle Complex that was a prison until it was closed in 1996 and the building was sold to Malmaison hotel chain, reports Newsweek.

 

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The hotel, according to its website, has 95 rooms and suites built out of what was originally “your average basic cell”. “But they’ve done their time and are now reformed as luxurious locations to lay your head, thanks to super-fast Wi-Fi, super-comfy beds and powerful drench showers you’ll want to surrender to. There are simply the most stunning and original hotel rooms in Oxford, meaning they’re now on the most wanted list.”

Here’s how other social media users reacted:

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