MONTREAL — The Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel has unveiled its redesigned suite 1742 — the suite where John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent eight days during their now-famous “bed-in for peace.”
The rooms, which were redesigned as part of a major hotel renovation, now feature virtual-reality exhibits, archival TV and radio footage and furnishings and artwork inspired by the landmark moment in time.
Instead of re-creating the room exactly as it was, the hotel opted to mix historical replicas with pieces inspired by Lennon and Ono’s travels, art and lives, one of the architects who worked on the project told The Canadian Press.
Virtual reality headsets invite the suite’s visitors to take Lennon’s place on the white bed and see the frenzied scene that took place between May 26 and June 2, when the pajama-clad artists hosted hundreds of journalists, activists and fans.
Guests who book the 1,370-sq.-ft. suite before the end of 2017 will be charged a promotional rate of $1,969 per night — a nod to the year the bed-in took place.