Sir Paul McCartney turns Premier Inn into rocker pad

by William ASTON on June 16, 2010

Sir Paul McCartney gave a Premier Inn hotel room a makeover over the weekend when he headlined the Isle of Wight music festival.

Decking our the £29 room in all-things Moroccan, the famous Beatle used his Newport budget accommodation to create his very own kasbah. Using Moroccan drapery and adding his own personal Buddha into the room, the rock star was joined by dozens of other A-listers who all amped up the discount lodgings with some star style for the weekend.

Newport’s Premier Inn is not the first hotel room to get the McCartney makeover, however. The rock legend has apparently been renovating hotel rooms and VIP lounges for decades. In an interview with Absolute Radio, the singer said that ten years ago, he had put candles in his dressing room, and then someone brought a Buddha, and then eventually he ended up with his very own travelling Moroccan decor.

According to Sir Paul McCartney no room is complete without candles and incense. The 67-year old rocker said that the candles and incense are essential to giving the room the proper atmosphere.

The Premier Inn hotel, where cheap rooms can be booked for just £29 per night, was host to some of rock’s biggest names including Kanye West, Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce, and Florence Welch. The accommodation has become an anomaly in the world of showbiz as it is conveniently located close to Seaclose Park. Despite its modest offerings, the hotel has become popular with musical acts performing or watching the yearly festival. A spokesperson for the budget hotel chain said that it was a privilege for the hotel to host such guests as Sir Paul McCartney.

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