Britain Beatles Hotel

Photographs of The Beatles adorn the walls of the newly opened Hard Days Night Hotel, Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, in Liverpool, England. Visitors to Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles, can rest their heads in the Lennon or McCartney suites at the Hard Days Night Hotel, a Fab Four-themed hostelry that opened Friday. More than 45 years after John, Paul, George and Ringo emerged from Liverpool’s tiny, sweaty clubs to conquer the world, the Beatles industry is key to this battered-but-proud city’s attempt to transform itself from fading commercial hub to thriving cultural hotbed. The 110-room Hard Days Night Hotel hopes to be its newest attraction. (AP Photo/Paul Thomas)