“One day you’ll be cool.” — Almost Famous
Say, “Fare thee well,” to the days of using your hairbrush as a mic while staring at your reflection, practicing your best Freddie Mercury moves in your bedroom mirror. I mean, why would one pretend to play air guitar like “Keef” and “Ron” when you can actually embrace your inner rock star and travel the world like them? Yes, that’s right, stow your belongings, grab your road crew, and lock your trays in the upright position, because we are about to embark on a rock and roll odyssey.
Sadly, many of rock and roll’s most iconic dwellings are now just mere ghosts of hotels past. However, the legends of landmarks like The Continental Hyatt (a.k.a. The Riot House,) and Swingos in downtown Cleveland, are kept alive thanks to movies such as Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous, and the Sodom and Gomorrah-type memories of music reporters and resident “band-aids.” But, despite what the critics may say, rock and roll is far from dead. In fact, the properties we are about to explore celebrate music history going beyond subtle amenities like Ross Halfin photos decorating the hallways, and Stratocasters in the boudoir. While quite luxurious, these hotels could very well be considered underground societies keeping the country’s Sonic Highways connected.
Tonight, you are on the show’s guest list, so grab your backstage laminates as we share with our fans the best hotels to rest your pretty little rock and royalty head.