The Libertines have revealed their name of their hotel/studio in Margate, sharing a first-look video of the new venture.
Frontman Pete Doherty first teased the plans in 2016, saying: “We’re gonna open a Libertines hotel. With a studio, nightclub, a bar,” adding that it would be “open to anyone who’ll pay the bills”.
It was later confirmed that the band had successfully purchased a townhouse in Margate, despite the plans initially “unnerving” local residents.
It’s now been revealed that the five storey, 10-room property will go by the name The Albion Rooms, with an opening date and launch party to be announced in due course.
A press release states: “Inspired by the celluloid co-habitation antics of the Beatles and the Monkees, Carl, Gary, John and Peter had been looking for a creative home: a living art space, a Warholian factory, with guest rooms, a bar and studio.”
The guest rooms are “individually designed… each with a distinctly Libertines’ style”.
To mark the news, The Libertines have also re-launched their official website, which will provide “exclusive content charting progress of The Albion Rooms, recording sessions and glimpses of day to day life”.
Get a first-look glimpse of The Albion Rooms in the video above.