Apple/Capitol RecordsA businessman from Liverpool, England, has brought to life one of The Beatles' imaginative psychedelic-era creations. Alfie Bubbles has opened a floating hotel called the Yellow Submarine that was inspired by the famous underwater craft featured in the Fab Four's 1968 animated movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bubbles bought an 80-foot submarine from Paramount Pictures -- which used it in the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October -- and had it painted to resemble the one in The Beatles cartoon.
The hotel, which is located in Liverpool's Albert Dock, has only three bedrooms, and boasts colorful '60s-style décor and a variety of Beatles memorabilia. It also houses a scooter that appeared in the 1979 movie adaptation of The Who's Quadrophenia. Among the amenities offered are wifi access and 3D televisions.
Bubbles also owns and operates another floating hotel called The Joker Boat, which was converted from a prop featured in the 1989 Batman flick. In addition, he has plans to open similar attractions inspired by Titanic and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
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