10 Celebrity Hotels
According to 'WalesOnline', Lonely Planet suggests 10 "celebritiy hotels"*:
Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal @The site of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s second ‘Bed In’ in May 1969, in which they spent a week in bed to protest the Vietnam War and hold court with a raft of reporters.
The Stanley Hotel, Colorado @ Stephen King apparently wrote his novel The Shining in room 217, while on holiday with his wife Tabitha.
Big Sleep, Cardiff @Part-owned by John Malkovich and one of the UK’s first “designer budget hotels”, it now has branches in Cheltenham and Eastbourne.
Mark Twain Hotel, San Francisco @Federal narcotics agents raided jazz legend Billie Holiday’s room for opium while she was staying there in 1949.
The Clarence, Dublin @Owned by Bono and The Edge from U2 and soon to be revamped by architect Norman Foster, Lonely Planet describes it as having, “elegant, understated, five-star charm”.
Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles @Probably the world’s most famous celebrity hotel. Greta Garbo, Natalie Wood, James Dean and Jim Morrison have all stayed over, while actor John Belushi died there after overdosing on a speedball in 1982.
Greenwich Hotel, New York City @According to Lonely Planet, actor Robert de Niro’s latest Tribeca hotel started life as a “crummy little parking lot”, and has been transformed into a “beautiful” boutique hotel.
Highland Gardens Hotel, Los Angeles @Formerly the Landmark Motor Hotel, it is probably most well-known for being the place where Janis Joplin died, aged 27, from a heroin overdose.
Rival Hotel, Stockholm @ Owned by Benny from Abba, the Rival Hotel features a vintage 1940s cinema and a bakery on site.
L’Hotel, Paris @Oscar Wilde took up residence in the early 19th century and drew his last breath in the downstairs lobby. Since then, it has been the place to be seen in Paris, with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor among its many celebrity guests over the years.
Chelsea Hotel, New York @ Residents read like a who’s who of popular arts and culture – Dylan Thomas, Stanley Kubrik, Jimi Hendrix – but it is most famous for being the hotel where Sid Vicious killed Nancy Spungen.
*Please note that this list does not reflect the opinion of the editors of THE MOST FAMOUS HOTELS IN THE WORLD. This article has the sole purpose of entertainment.