British band The Libertines to open hotel this month

UK: The Libertines have announced they will be opening their hotel, The Albion Rooms, on September 25 in Margate.

The Albion Rooms was bought in 2017 and over the course of three years has been transformed by designer Anna Hayman, who worked on the penthouse, and Rhiannon Sussex who oversaw the rest of the rooms.

Rooms come equipped with an Apple sound system, and Scottish beer company Brewdog has collaborated with a Wasteland IPA for the property’s two bars. 

The seven-room hotel also features a restaurant headed by Joe Hill, who’s worked under Gordon Ramsay and Tom Aikens, a coffee house serving the band’s house blend, and the existing Waste Land recording studio.

Libertines’ frontman Pete Doherty described the project as “a fine Arcadian bolthole, a perfect place for prophets newly inspired, to recline, write, record, with rejoicing and knees up a plenty.”

Bandmate Carl Barât added: “It might be a while before we challenge The Savoy or The Grand Budapest in the hotel stakes, but we’ve put a lot of love into this. Meanwhile it’s a colourful and inspiring home for the Libertines and I look forward to the Albion Rooms being our very own Warholian Factory.”

Click here for further information about The Albion Rooms.

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