Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Now You Can Stay In The Hotel Room Where John Lennon And Yoko Ono’s Bed-In Peace Protest Happened.

The year was 1969, and the world was pretty much as chaotic as it is today. There were political issues, the Vietnam War was happening, and some people were advocating the world to start making love, not war. Of course, John Lennon of the Beatles, and his wife, Yoko Ono, were more than happy to step in and join the protests. But instead of a sit-in, they had a bed-in at one of the most iconic hotels ever, and now you can stay in the same suite where the bed-in occurred. It's a piece of history, and you actually get to occupy the same space that this power couple were in. How cool is that?

On the first day of the Amsterdam Bed-In, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were making a statement.

This may very well have been the most unusual honeymoon ever. That's right! Lennon and Yoko Ono got married on March 20, 1969, and spent their honeymoon from March 25, to the 31st in room 702, aka the presidential suite at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel.

The couple had a second Bed-In in Montreal on May 26, at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

During their one week stay, they occupied rooms 1738, 1740, 1742, and 1744. They also recorded the song, "Give Peace A Chance," which became an anthem for the peace movement.

Decades later, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel has turned suite 1742 into a symbol of peace.

Those familiar with the hotel will definitely admit that the suite is completely different from the rest of the hotel's architecture and design, but it's meant to pay tribute to the "Give Peace A Chance" movement, and honor rock-and-roll at the same time.

Decades later, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel has turned suite 1742 into a symbol of peace.

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

You'll feel like you've traveled back in time when you enter the reimagined suite.

You can thank Sid Lee Architecture for renovating the room with the 1969 motif, while blending some of the modern amenities that travelers tend to expect and require when they stay at the Fairmont.

You'll feel like you've traveled back in time when you enter the reimagined suite.

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

You'll never stay in a more peaceful suite than the one in room 1742.

Even the walls, which are inscribed with the lyrics, "Give peace a chance," a tribute to the song that was recorded in this room, cry out for a peaceful solution to today's world problems.

You'll never stay in a more peaceful suite than the one in room 1742.

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

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