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The Rathskeller Suite at Hotel Commonwealth is chock full of memorabilia from the cellar of the grungy music club The Rat - minus the grunge
Hotel Commonwealth in Boston’s historic Back Bay may seem like just one of many luxury accommodations to choose from (and it is) but it does have a rather uncommon legacy. The hotel was once the site of a legendary nightclub that rocked Boston from the mid-1970s to late 1990s before it was demolished in 2000. This was The Rathskeller, aka The Rat, and what better way to commemorate this famous musical haunt than by dedicating a hotel suite in its honor?
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This may look like a quiet, tranquil bench on the property at The Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood but it's actually played a role in rock and roll history.
Cyndi Lauper has often visited this bench while staying at the hotel and considers this spot one of her fave places to write music. Want proof? If you visit Sunset Marquis' website, they have a picture of Cyndi lounging on the bench. Told ya! But, this being THE hotel for rock stars, having musicians around the property is considered just a normal day. Everyone from Ozzy Osbourne to Joan Jett, John Lennon and Steven Tyler have all called the Marquis their home away from home at one point.
Fancy yourself a rock star? Rates at the Sunset Marquis start at $249 a night.
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The Waldorf=Astoria isn't exactly the first place that comes to mind when we think of rock and roll. Their restaurant is named "Peacock Alley," for chrissakes. But a ballroom is a ballroom, and, as it turns out, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has made use of the Waldorf=Astoria ballroom since the first induction ceremony in 1986.
If you're interested in catching a glimpse of this year's seven inductees (among them are Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Leon Russell, Alice Cooper), you're probably out of luck. Hey, a closed-door, invitation-only event is a closed-door, invitation-only event! But, for the music lovers among you, there is a silver lining to this VIP-only cloud.
Peacock Alleywhich incidentally is currently celebrating its 80th anniversaryhas arranged a rock and roll-themed cocktail and small plates menu to coincide with the RRHOF's 25th annual induction ceremony.
Remember that hotel for rockstars that some journalists dubbed the "Iron Maiden Hotel" because, um, the hotel was meant to appeal to musicians and also because one of Iron Maiden's managers was involved in the company behind the hotel? Yes, well. It's called Sanctum Soho, and it opened today.
Owner Mark Fuller, in an interview with Sky News, was all about getting across the anything-goes vibe of the place, emphasizing that all are welcome whether they're John Legend-types dressed in suave suits, or drunk, sweaty and fresh-off-the-stage rockers rolling in past midnight.
[UPDATE: Apparently, this hotel has very little to do with Iron Maiden and is a venture of Concept Venues. According to an article in CatererSearch: "Concept Venues counts Iron Maiden co-manager Andy Taylor as an investor, which led The Sunday Times to report that the band were the driving force behind the hotel. But Fuller told Caterersearch that, while the hotel would appeal to musicians, it was not a "rock & roll hotel."]
We're not quite sure how to adequately communicate the awesomeness of this news to you, so we're just going to come right out and say it: Iron Maiden's management is opening up a luxury hotel in Britain for rockstars. A rockstar hotel. Seriously. And it's not a Hard Rock.
According to the Times UK, the management team of legendary rockers Iron Maiden has teamed up with nightclub owner Mark Fuller to build a £6.5m, 30-room boutique hotel called the Sanctum Soho in London. It's supposed to be a bit of a sanctuary for musicians heavy security to keep out the paps and screaming fans, lots of luxe amenities abound so it's not necessarily a get-wasted-and-trash-the-place sort of establishment. Well, at least they're trying to make us believe it's not trash-able; as we all know, there's no telling what kinds of terrors Hurricane Wino might bring.