Fans of Netflix ‘s hit series The Queen’s Gambit can now stay in a hotel room that pays tribute to Beth Harmon – complete with chess pieces on the ceiling, an impressive drinks trolley and, of course, a chess set.
The whole room has been themed to look like it’s straight out of the show, with 1960s’ style decor, magazines (yes, there’s a copy of Chess Review of course) and chess-inspired wallpaper.
TV fans can already book the Harmon Room at the 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington, a city in US state Kentucky. A fitting location of course, as Lexington is where large parts of the story take place, both in the series and in the original novel by Walter Tevis.
There are of course heaps of nods to chess throughout the room, but one highlight is the custom-made large installation of chess pieces on the ceiling above the bed, so you can pretend to visualise the games just like Beth Harmon (unlike her, no need for pills).
Other touches include vintage style telephones and books, a drinks trolley stocked with various beverages, and 1960s’ Mod style furniture.
The room sleeps two people in a double bed, and there’s a chess set with a clock if you’re feeling inspired to have a go at the game. (If you find that you do love it, the chess sets are available to buy and take home).
Guests who book a stay will also be treated to a few extra Queen’s Gambit themed treats including a guide to local landmarks and locations which featured on The Queen’s Gambit, as well as a free ‘Lex Liquors’ tote bag which is also seen in the show.
Visit Lex and the 21c Museum Hotel have partnered to create the room, inspired by the success of the hit TV show. (According to Netflix, 62 million households watched the series within its first 28 days of availability).
You can find out more about the room on visitlex.com/the-harmon-room/.
We know that travel to the US isn’t exactly on the cards right now for Brits because of the pandemic, but this is one we’ll be bookmarking for future travels! (Although a slight hiccup is that the room is open for a limited period of time).
In the meantime, if you are hoping to visit the USA when travel restrictions lift, you can get all the latest updates and information in the FCDO USA travel advice.
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