John Lennon and Yoko Ono: this twentieth-century rock star-peace power couple have never ceased to amaze the world. In 1969, the pyjama-clad newlyweds spent eight days in a peaceful bed-in protest against the Vietnam War in Suite 1742 of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. It was here that Give Peace a Chance was also recorded. While the couple’s first bed-in – a room at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam – can still be visited, Suite 1742 in Montreal’s Fairmont has been reactualised for a truly immersive experience.
The two-bedder has the iconic song lyrics splashed across the walls, as well as an interactive cabinet installation packed with videos, images, podcasts, and a virtual reality experience which allows guests to view the room as Lennon and Ono did nearly 50 years ago. For those keen to bed down in a slice of rock star history, the suite will set you back a cool US$1650 per night.
US$1650 per night.