April 5, 2023
By Sharan Kaur Phillora
Hotel by Wassies is a pop-up hotel that runs from March 2023 to September 2023 and is listed on various hotel booking sites. Themed after the popular ‘Wassie by Wassies’ NFT collection is located at 5 Hongkong Street in Singapore – with rooms, accessories, a cafe, and amenities themed after frog-like creatures.
Here’s what we know:
The six-floor hotel consists of 55 rooms, 49 rooms being Wassie-themed and six rooms featuring ‘Wassies & Friends’ – CryptoPunks, Pudgy Penguins, Azukis, Nouns, Squiggles, and the Kong Collective.
The move is an experiment in using the Wassie IP across different verticals, said the team. NFT holders are entitled to a free coffee daily from a Wassie-themed café, discounted beverages, and 20% off room bookings, starting at $112 per night.
The Wassies is a fictional comic created by the pseudonymous Crypto Twitter account inversebrah, known for documenting memes and jokes around the crypto community.
The distinct slang used by Inversebrah and other self-styled Wassie accounts has contributed significantly to the online crypto culture, with words like “wen,” “gud,” and “koin” being quickly adopted by the community.
“Hotel by Wassies is a [small] Wassie step in bringing crypto culture into the real world, as we continue to look for ways to deploy the byWassies brand IP in all shapes and forms,” a regional Twitter account of the Wassie collection said.
As the Wassie-themed hotel opens its doors to guests, the surge in the floor prices of the Wassie NFT collection highlights the potential for real-world events and collaborations to drive the value of NFTs. It will be interesting to see whether this trend continues and other NFT collections will follow suit.
About the author
Sharan Kaur Phillora’s thirst for knowledge has led her to study many different subjects, including NFTs and Blockchain technology – two emerging technologies that will change how we interact with each other in the future. When she isn’t exploring a new idea or concept, she enjoys reading literary masterpieces.