Suite 1742: Get in Bed with John Lennon in Virtual Reality
As the Vietnam War raged in 1969, Yoko Ono and her husband, John Lennon, held a week-long bed-In for peace at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal—a nonviolent protest against the war. Suite 1742 is a virtual experience that brings viewers back to that moment in time.
UNLTD, a virtual reality content and technology studio, created an immersive experience for VR shot in the exact room where John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their iconic “bed-in for peace” in 1969 in protest of the Vietnam War.
This VR experience will debut October 6-8 at the Future of Storytelling Festival in New York – bed included. Viewers are immersed in a perspective-shifting environment that allows them to understand what it might have been like to be John and Yoko in those days in the hotel room. Meanwhile, the newly redesigned Suite 1742 located at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal hosts guests of the hotel who are able to virtually experience the bed-in for over $1900 per night.