Slayer Stays to Channel Your Inner Rock Star
Music and travel go hand-in-hand. Whether it's listening to your favourite song on a cross-country road trip or flying to a new destination on the other side of the globe to attend that once-in-a-lifetime concert or music festival, music plays a crucial role in the life of a traveller. To celebrate this unbreakable connection, we present six properties that have hosted major artists through the years and are perfect for channeling your inner musician. Grab your guitar and escape to one of these properties that are truly fit for music royalty.
Andaz West Hollywood - a Concept by Hyatt, Los Angeles, USA
Just steps from the lively Sunset Strip, the Andaz West Hollywood has hosted many world-famous musicians, including musical superstars Led Zeppelin, Jim Morrison and Keith Richards. The hotel developed a rock 'n' roll reputation during the 1970s, but today features a modern restaurant that serves seasonal California cuisine and a chic bar with signature cocktails. The property was also one of the filming locations for a fairly famous American movie about a teenage journalist covering a band for Rolling Stone during the early 70s.
nhow Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Boasting the title as one of Europe's first music and deign hotels, nhow Berlin is located directly on the banks of the river Spree and just a short walk from MTV Berlin and Universal Music, one of the world’s leading music companies. nhow Berlin has two professional music recording studios on site and its electric guitars can be borrowed by guests for free. The hotel also hosts weekly performances from local bands and DJs, perfect for soaking up some of Berlin’s renowned techno scene from the comfort of your hotel.
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Canada
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is an elegant hotel located in the heart of Montreal. The famous John Lennon and Yoko Ono suite is the site of the 1969 “bed-in for peace”, where the song “Give Peace a Chance” was composed and recorded. Today it’s been revamped into a luxury suite that can accommodate up to four people and features a virtual reality experience and plenty of in-room surprises.
Gstaad Palace, Gstaad, Switzerland
Built in 1913, the Gstaad Palace has earned an unrivalled reputation for discreet, refined hospitality over the years, and has always welcomed the most discerning, international clientele. Jazz legends Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald are just some of its most famous guests who have also performed in the hotel’s elegant lounge. A few years ago, the Material Girl herself was even spotted celebrating New Year’s Eve at the hotel’s famous GreenGo nightclub.
BackStage Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Only minutes away from Amsterdam’s popular concert venues Paradiso, Sugarfactory and Melkweg, this unique property is adorned with furniture and decor inspired by the music industry. Not only can the friendly staff provide you with the latest info on upcoming concerts in town, but you are also welcome to star in your own impromptu jam session using one of the many guitars hanging on the wall.
Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, USA
Featuring a rich music history, the Phoenix Hotel is a quirky boutique hotel located at the intersection of San Francisco’s Tenderloin, Civic Center and Little Saigon districts. It’s also only a stone’s throw away from the Bill Grahm Civic Auditorium and the Great American Music Hall. Over the years, it’s been known to welcome traveling musicians that include the likes of David Bowie, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and REM. The property features original sculptures and art in the courtyard, as well as an outdoor pool and iPod docking stations in every room, ideal for listening to your own custom playlists. It continues to be the perfect home to musicians and other artists passing through the city, as well as intrepid travellers looking to have a good time in the heart of San Fran.