Pete Doherty and his Libertines bandmates have announced the launch of a new seafront hotel in Margate.
The Albion Rooms is a seven-bedroom site that features a restaurant, coffee shop, two bars and on-site studio.
The hotel will open to guests on 25 September, following three years of restoration work on the site.
The site’s interior was designed by Rhiannon Sussex, who specialises in rich colour palettes.
According to its website, Sussex took inspiration for the site’s design from the red, black and gold colours of the famous Libertines jacket. In addition, “subtle plays” on the band’s lyrics are featured throughout the site.
The hotel said: “As a creator of distinctive, vintage interiors, Rhiannon worked closely with the band, incorporating their interests and collections of personal and treasured items, allowing her to subtly thread their aesthetic throughout the building.”
All rooms feature upgraded bathroom facilities with luxury Haeckels products, soft furnishings, robes and slippers, GHD hairdryers, as well as an Apple Beats sound system.
The Albion Rooms kitchen also serves locally sourced food from three curated menus by executive chef Joe Hill.
Breakfast and brunch menus are served in the site’s Arcady Lounge, while a new bar menu with a street food style offering, kebabs, burgers will be served in the Wasteland bar.
In addition, a team of chefs will put together a set menu of “beautifully crafted” dishes using locally sourced ingredients every Thursday to Saturday.