An Andy Warhol and Beatles-inspired Hotel Is Opening on the English Seaside
For those who miss the raucous artistry and antics of the 1960s, there's good news: a hotel inspired by Andy Warhol and The Beatles is opening this year in England.
The British band, The Libertines — best known for hits like “Can’t Stand Me Now” and “Don’t Look Back Into the Sun” — is turning a B&B with "ghastly" reviews into an eclectic, multifunctional space called The Albion Rooms (an homage to the East London apartment where the band hung out their early years, The Guardian reported).
The hotel was “inspired by the celluloid co-habitation antics of the Beatles and the Monkees,” according to a statement, and will function as a “a living art space [and] a Warholian factory, with guest rooms, a bar, and studio.”
Members of the band plan to be actively involved in the hotel, and may even pour pints for guests who stop at the bar. The Libertines have been known to party (hard), and their purchase of the property caused a stir among local residents wary of the band’s reputation.
Not much is known about the hotel itself, nor what guests can expect to find inside the rooms. It will, however, be an intimate affair, as there are only 10 rooms spread across the building’s five floors, each individually designed with a “distinctly Libertines style.”
The Libertines have already moved into the hotel and are working on their fourth studio album from inside its walls. Once the album is complete (it's expected to drop this summer), they will premiere both the hotel as well as the album with a launch party.