Media advisory - Unveiling of the new design of the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel, the Bed-in and the exhibition Posters for Peace by Sid Lee Collective

MONTREAL, Sept. 15, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - To mark International Day of Peace on September 21, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel, Sid Lee Architecture, Sid Lee Collective, and MASSIVart invite media representatives to two events commemorating the unveiling of the iconic Suite 1742, site of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's famous 1969 Bed-in for Peace.

An immersive art experience in tribute to a legendary moment from the past
Visitors to Suite 1742 will relive the unique atmosphere of the Bed-in through immersive art installations created using archives, photographs, podcasts, videos, and never-before-seen historical items, including a Give Peace a Chance vinyl. A news conference will be held on site and guided tours of the suite will then be offered to the media.

Bed-in and Posters for Peace
At the same time, on the Place Ville Marie Esplanade, Sid Lee Collective will be inviting Montrealers to join one of the largest bed-ins ever held in North America and to explore the exhibition Posters for Peace, featuring works created in tribute to the original bed-in. Proceeds from the sale of reproductions of the posters will go to Amnesty International.


Unveiling of the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite and Bed-In on the
Place Ville Marie Esplanade


Thursday, September 21, 2017


Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel

2nd floor, Square Victoria Lounge
900 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, Montreal H3B 4A5


10:30 a.m.      

Brief addresses (Fairmont, Sid Lee Architecture, MASSIVart)

10:50 a.m.      

Tours of Suite 1742 and interviews

11:30 a.m.      

Photo opportunity on the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Terrasse

11:45 a.m.      

Tour of the Posters for Peace exhibition on the Place Ville Marie Esplanade

12:30 p.m.     

Performance by pianist Martin Lizotte on the Place Ville Marie Esplanade


Representatives of Ivanhoé Cambridge, Sid Lee Collective as well as Béatrice Vaugrante of Amnesty International and Joan Athey of Peaceworks Now Productions will also be available for interviews.

The following materials will be handed out to media representatives:

  • News release, technical specifications, backgrounder
  • High-resolution images



SOURCE Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth

For further information: Contacts: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Joanne Papineau,, 514 954-2208; MASSIVart, Marie Létourneau,, 514 616-3549; SID LEE, Michael Di Staulo,, 514 282-2200 poste 189


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