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A hotel guest dons a prisoner uniform inside her room at the Sook Station, Bangkok’s first prison-themed hotel. Upon checking in, guests are given inmate numbers to get in and out of their ‘cell’ and also have a mugshot taken.
“The idea for creating the hotel came from my favourite movie, The Shawshank Redemption. I wanted to follow my dreams and created it,” the hotel’s Thai owner told Lonely Planet Travel News.