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Beatles slept at Seattle's Edgewater Hotel 50 years ago; so can you

Monday, June 30, 2014

In 1964, the Beatles arrived in Seattle on Aug. 21 to play the Seattle Coliseum. Most hotels wouldn't house the moptops because they couldn't protect them from their ever-present hysterial fans, but the Edgewater Hotel did. Half a century on, the waterfront hotel marks its moment in the Bealemania spotlight with a Fab Four World Tour package for anyone who wants to relive the Beatles era.

"Beatlemania so consumed Seattle that the Edgewater had to install cyclone fencingaround the hotel to keep the screaming fans at bay," the hotel's website says. "Some fans even tried swimming across Elliott Bay to reach the Fab Four." The package starts with a night in the Beatles Suite, a 750-square-foot space in the refurbished Room 272 where they stayed. It has panoramic views of the bay, a living room, a dining area, a library and an in-room photo gallery of the group. Pictures include images of the lads fishing from the window of the room.

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