Courtesy of Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

Talk about a peaceful night's sleep. 

Andrea Romano
October 06, 2017

To celebrate its grand reopening, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal is offering guests an interactive experience in one of its most famous rooms, Suite 1742 — where John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their Bed-In protest and recorded the anthem, “Give Peace A Chance.”

On July 10, the iconic Montreal hotel welcomed guests after 12 months of extensive renovations. The hotel’s owner, Ivanhoé Cambridge, had decided to close the property during the major transformation. In addition to refreshing the hotel's 500 rooms, the makeover extended to the common areas, business campus, the lounge, the spa, and Suite 1742.

In the legendary suite, the hotel plans to create a unique art installation using VR technology from MASSIVart and UNLIMITED, so visitors can experience the historical Bed-in as if they were actually there. The VR film will take guests through those eight exceptional days (and condense the protest into a few powerful minutes).

The suite will feature other art installations, including works by Karen Tam, Jannick Deslaurier, and Marie Soleil Denault, responsive objects, and an archive cabinet filled with historical photos and objects.

The official inauguration day for Suite 1742 is September 21, which is the International Day of Peace. More information on booking a room at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth can be found on the hotel’s website.

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