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It turns out, The Beatles made the George V their home base when they were in Paris in 1964. A piano was actually installed in one of the suites and this is where John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote, "I Feel Fine." (This story we knew, the hotel we did not.) That moment was captured by photographer Harry Benson.
Benson also encouraged the lads to have a pillow fight in the room and his pictures of the Fab Four in 1964 are now iconic shots of the boys in their Beatlemania days. Another fun fact? The negatives of these photos were developed in the hotel's bathtub.
Now, the George V is planning to host a brief exhibit of Benson's Beatles photos in their lobby and in front of Le Bar from June 15-June 30. The exhibit will be run by hotel's in-house artistic director, Jeff Leatham.
And (very) lucky for us, Harry Benson himself has answered a few of our questions about his time at the hotel with The Beatles. (Excuse us, while we scream like a teenage girl again and again and again.)
When Yotel opened with a luggage-storing robot, it may have unknowingly set off a new trend in technology-related hotel tourist attractions. Take the upcoming NASA exhibit happening at Eventi Hotel, for example. While honoring NASA's accomplishments in space over the past 30 years, the "What's Your Favorite Space?" exhibit will also give the hotel an opportunity to flaunt its public courtyard space and giant TV screen.
According to a press release, the Eventi Plaza (home to open-air eatery BeerParc) will be transformed into an interactive science fair of sorts through virtual reality, a space rover, and, um, Legos. The best part? Tons of video games.