Notorious hotel rooms
Trip Start Jan 30, 2007
632Trip End Dec 31, 2011
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Some hotels are renowned for their views or for their service. Others
are famed for the outrageous, flamboyant or destructive behavior of
Travel website travelandleisure has come up with a list of 8 of some of the world 's most notorious hotel rooms. Reuters has not endorsed this list:
1. The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida
the Prohibition in the 1920s, Al Capone ran a speakeasy out of the
Biltmore Hotel while camped out in the 13th-floor Everglades suite. The
Al Capone Suite was where hit-man Thomas "Fats" Walsh was fatally shot
2. Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California
billionaire Howard Hughes racked up millions of dollars in hotel bills
while staying on and off for 30 years at the four bungalows at the
Beverly Hills Hotel from 1942 onwards. He'd order pineapple upside down
cake from his personal chef at 3 a.m. and dance with young starlets.
3. Holiday Inn, Flint, Michigan
Who drummer Keith Moon, who gained notoriety for his destructive
lifestyle, celebrated his 21st birthday in 1967 at the Holiday Inn, in
Flint, Michigan, by upsetting a cake, removing his clothes, shattering
a tooth, and allegedly driving a Lincoln Continental into the pool.
4. Sunset Tower Hotel, West Hollywood
Wayne reportedly brought a dairy cow to the balcony of his penthouse at
the Sunset Tower Hotel, a 1929 Art Deco landmark, so that he would
always have fresh milk.
5. Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Florida
evangelist Jim Bakker checked into Room 538 of this hotel with former
church secretary turned Playboy model Jessica Hahn in December, 1980.
The sex scandal, with allegations of rape and hush money, brought down
Bakker's ministry empire.
6. Hotel Chelsea, New York
Pistol Sid Vicious awoke in Room 100 of New York's Hotel Chelsea in
1978 to find girlfriend Nancy Spungen on the bathroom floor, dead from
a stab wound. Vicious was charged with her murder but while out on bail
he died of a heroin overdose.
7. Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin
2002 while ensconced in the Presidential Suite Pariser Platz at
Berlin's Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Michael Jackson dangled infant son
Prince Michael II out of the third-floor window.
8. Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC
871 of the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel was registered to a Mr George
Fox in 2008 and shared with aspiring singer Ashley Dupre. George Fox
was later found to be New York governor Eliot Spitzer and Dupre was a