Queen’s Gambit fans can stay in a Beth Harmon themed room complete with a chess set, drinks trolley and giant chess pieces on the ceiling
Fans of Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit can now spend the night in a hotel in Lexington in the United States inspired by the hit series – complete with chess pieces on the ceiling, an impressive drinks trolley and, of course, a chess set.
Known as the ‘Harmon Room’, the room has the iconic upside down chess pieces on the ceiling where the main protagonist and chess genius Beth Harmon spends her nights visualising her chess thinking strategies by looking at the ceiling.
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According to Forbes, the room also features other items that resemble the Netflix hit such as copies of the Chess Review that Harmon used to read prior to attending her competitions and a chess set that comes with the old-fashioned chess clocks.
Located in Lexington, Kentucky, the chess-inspired room was designed and made in 21c Museum Hotel Lexington to commemorate Harmon’s birthplace which is in Kentucky itself.
Lex18 news reports that the hotel’s marketing and sales director Brian Pulley said that the idea of the unique design phase to execution in the room was to transport guests into the experience faced by Harmon in the show.
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.
Borden also told the news portal that because hotels have been doing badly amid the pandemic, it was important for the hotel to come up with something new and unique that would get the attention of people.
Price rate of the room starts at US$234 per night.
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