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BACKSTORY: Situated in the seaside resort town’s storied Regency Square, Hotel Pelirocco was opened in 2000 by Mick Habeshaw Robinson (a former DJ and music producer) and Jane Slater. They created a quirky, 19-room boutique property that plays on Robinson’s love for all things rock ’n’ roll.
DESIGN NOTES: Each rooms revolves around a showbiz theme and bears a riot of detailing. There’s a Dolly Parton room packed with country kitsch; a Sex Pistols room with artwork by Jamie Reid (the man behind the Pistols’ ransom-note aesthetic); and even a Star Wars room decorated like the inside of the Death Star, complete with Darth Vader costume and light saber.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND JUST OUTSIDE: The hotel is a mere 30 seconds from the Brighton waterfront, which means an abundance of British seaside staples: fish and chip shops, gift emporia, penny arcades, pebbles. The Brighton Pier is a 10-minute walk away, as is the Royal Pavilion, a bizarre faux-Oriental pleasure palace (now a museum) built for King George IV. The Pelirocco is also very close to The Lanes, a warren of teeming, colorful alleys containing an array of trendy shops, pubs and eateries