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Boston's Legendary Dive Nightclub is Transformed into a New Suite at Hotel Commonwealth

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  Site Where: 500 Commonwealth Avenue [map], Boston, MA, United States, 02215
September 3, 2014 at 12:13 PM | by | ()

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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Inside Cyndi Lauper's Secret Hotel Garden

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  Site Where: 1200 Alta Loma Rd [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
March 27, 2013 at 5:34 PM | by | ()

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.

[Photos: HotelChatter]

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Guitar-Shaped Ice Sculptures and Hank Williams Crab Cakes Come to the Waldorf=Astoria This Weekend

Where: 301 Park Ave between E 49th and E 50th Streets [map], New York, NY, United States, 10022
March 11, 2011 at 3:53 PM | by | ()

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 Alley—which incidentally is currently celebrating its 80th anniversary—has arranged a rock and roll-themed cocktail and small plates menu to coincide with the RRHOF's 25th annual induction ceremony.

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Sanctum SoHo Will Serve You Jack Daniels in the Bath

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  Site Where: 20 Warwick Street, London, United Kingdom, W1B 5ND
April 2, 2009 at 1:45 PM | by | ()

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.

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Iron Maiden's Managers to Open Rockstar Hotel in London

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  Site Where: 20 Warwick Street, London, United Kingdom, W1B 5ND
January 26, 2009 at 10:10 AM | by | ()

[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.

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