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Have A Honeymoon Bed-In In John And Yoko’s Hotel Suite

  |   By Alison McGill

If you love pop culture as much as we do, there is a super-cool new spot in Montreal you should definitely consider for your wedding night, honeymoon or pre-wedding romantic getaway.

Suite 1742 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth has been one of the world’s most famous hotel rooms since 1969 when John Lennon and Yoko Ono made it the site of their second Bed-In for Peace.

The hotel recently closed for a year to undergo a top-to-bottom renovation, reopening in July 2017 with modern, mid-century modern interior style. The last space to re-open was the John & Yoko suite, which the hotel took great care to preserve and retool in the spirit of the iconic couple.

Preserving the original character of the suite was paramount. Furniture was positioned in the same way John and Yoko had it set up for the bed-in—with the bed moved  in front of the suite’s living room window. Above the bed are reproductions of the Bed-In’s famous handwritten messages “Hair Peace” and “Bed Peace”. The suite’s eclectic décor is inspired by the places the couple lived or visited, including London, New York, Tokyo and New Delhi.

The suite is home to a host of original and distinct artwork to give guests a fully immersive experience. Installations produced and designed by Montreal art direction agency MASSIVart found in Suite 1742 include a cabinet containing photos, videos and historical items. The suite also has a virtual reality angle—you can don headsets placed on the nightstands next to the bed, which immerse you in John and Yoko’s world.

We vote giving peace a chance and checking into this iconic suite—it’s an experience that's bound to be almost as special as your wedding day itself.

This article was originally published on Oct 19, 2017
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