Hotel inspired by Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' offers retro vibes and chess pieces on the ceiling


The “Queen’s Gambit” has come to life at one hotel that promises a nostalgic stay.

Netflix’s seven-episode hit series, set in the mid-1950s and 1960s, may revolve around the game of chess, but it also dazzles with colorful fashion and vintage decor.

That very decor serves as the inspiration for the interior of one of the rooms at the 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky, located in the historic First National Bank Building, one of the cities first skyscrapers.

Fans will recall that the drama’s protagonist and chess prodigy, Beth Harmon (played by Anya Taylor-Joy), grew up in Lexington.

According to Architectural Digest, the room, dubbed the “Harmon room," features wallpaper and bed sheets that fit the theme in a Key Lime Pie color.

The custom-created wallpaper also includes circles and knights in vibrant shades of green.

When you look up at the ceiling, you’ll find larger game pieces suspended upside down, a nod to Beth’s hallucinations from a psychedelic drug that allows her to play out moves in her mind.

Furniture in the room consists of wooden mid-century antique pieces and includes a fully stocked bar along with a vintage chess set that is begging to be played.

Guests will also find rare books, an antique radio, and a corded phone.

The best part is that the stay comes with a prepared itinerary of places that were featured in the series if you're in the mood for a little sight-seeing. Some must-see spots include the Ben Snyder Department Store, Henry Clay High School, and Lex Liquors.

The retro “Harmon room" will let you channel your inner chess player, so book your stay now!

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