Iron Maiden to open the posh Sanctum Soho Hotel

Iron Maiden want to take care of you
Iron Maiden want to take care of you

Traveling aboard Eddie Force One (piloted by none other than singer Bruce Dickinson), Iron Maiden know how to fly in style. As it turns out, they demand the same in hotels - and now they want you to experience the same: The band is set to open the posh Sanctum Soho Hotel in London.

Located in the heart of London's West End, the Sanctum Soho Hotel is described as having an 'an edgy glamour' and an 'artsy, bohemian flair.'

Make no mistake: this is no Riot House. No throwing TVs of out windows, no riding motorcycles in the hallways. And please, please, keep your groupies in line! The Sanctum Soho is refined all the way. You know - like Iron Maiden.

The specs

Please, please, keep your groupies in line! The Sanctum Soho is refined all the way. You know - like Iron Maiden.

The 30 individually-designed rooms are designed by Lesley Purcell and conceived in four distinct mood schemes: sexy and masculine deep chocolate browns, to streamlined glittery silver, sensual soft pinks, and deep exotic mauves for a more dramatic and provocative edge. (Honestly, we can't decide which mood suits us - we'll try them all!)

Each one-of-a-kind room comes with a state-of-the-art Phillips entertainment system, iPod connection capability, Internet access, REN Skincare bathroom amenities, Sleep 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen and Frette towels, bathrobes and slippers. Services include 24-hour room service, in-room beauty treatments and same-day laundry, shoe shine and pressing. (Yes, folks, this is what selling out world tours can buy you!)

Book your own private cinema

Want to stay in shape while you indulge in 'arty, bohemiem flair'? There's a ully-equipped gym and roof-top spa. Therestaurant serves 'quintessentially British cuisine' and a 24-hour members- and guests-only bar supply the ultimate in quality food and 'exciting cocktails.' (Question: aren't all cocktails exciting?)

Not only that, but the Sanctum Soho Hotel features a private cinema that can be converted into an events space upon request. No word yet whether Iron Maiden will appear for special, intimate concerts, but hey, you never know.

Dying to book a room? Of course you are. Visit the official Sanctum Soho Hotel website here. And don't blame us if some weirdo named Eddie tries to buy you a drink - just go with it.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.