Italy’s first whale model decorating hotel
Genoa, Italy—When the Italian city of Genoa decided to add whale models to its hotel decorating program, it found itself in the midst of an international controversy.
The city council of Genoese town of Gazzetta dello Sport has decided to start decorating the hotel, the Gazzettas Dolphin Hotel, with a number of whale models.
According to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the city council has decided not to decorate the Dolphin Hotel in its entirety, but instead, a series of whale model installations will be placed at the hotel’s entrances.
The whale models are expected to be placed on the hotel grounds and on the main hall of the hotel.
The models are also expected to sit on top of a model boat that is meant to resemble the famous whale.
The model boat, the Dolphin, will then be towed to the Dolphin Marina, where it will be lowered into the ocean for the whale models, according to La Repubblica.
The Dolphin Hotel will be open until February 1, 2019.