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Opening of the New Beatles Hotel in Liverpool

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Unfortunately we just found this story about two weeks too late. Not that it isn’t a new news story, because it is, it’s just too late to reschedule this writer’s honeymoon plans, which have already been hunted down and paid for. Had we waited, this writer and his soon-to-be-wife (who is a rabid Beatles fan), might have had to switch plans, now that the A Hard Day’s Night Hotel in Liverpool has just opened. What sounds like pretty swanky digs, the hotel, of course, will be all-Beatles, all the time. It was all designed by Design LSM, which has a couple of photos and some words up on their site, and here’s a bit from DesignWeek:

It features 110 individually designed bedrooms, including luxury and deluxe rooms and two penthouses — the specially created Lennon and McCartney suites.

Commissioned artwork, created by Beatles artist Shannon, will feature on the walls of bedrooms and public rooms, telling the story of the pop group.

Two restaurants are available, The Brasserie and Blakes. Blakes’ interiors features images inspired by Sir Peter Blake, the artist who designed The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper album. The hotel is also home to two bars — Hari’s and Bar Four.

How much do you want to bet that they paid the “inspired by Blake” artist a whole heck of a whole more than the Beatles originally paid Blake himself? Lord, we hope they did.

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