Top 10 most infamous hotels in the world
From rock’n’roll riots to criminal proceedings
Probably be leading this list should be the hotel “Watergate” in Washington, according to the analytical center ” Indicators of real estate market “. But it is currently closed for repairs, apparently, so was deliberately not included in the list.
1. The Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin, Germany. Average price per night: $313-692
Hotel Adlon Kempinski enjoys a prestigious location in Central Berlin, near the famous Brandenburg gate. The hotel has acquired a scandalous notoriety in November 2003 when pop legend Michael Jackson brandished one of his children from the balcony on the eyes at the bottom of the screaming crowd. The hotel still attracts many celebrities, politicians and even royalty (the Queen stayed here in the UK and the Prince of Wales.) “One of the best hotels we have visited,” said one expert TripAdvisor.
2. “Mark”, new York, USA. Average price per night: $543-995
The destruction of johnny Depp Suite for $1200 per day can lead as a great example of how to turn a hotel room into a pile of junk. It happened on the morning of 13 September 1994, when Depp and his then-girlfriend supermodel Kate moss, after a quarrel, literally in the blink of an eye trashed a hotel room. Depp was taken in handcuffs to the 19th precinct where he was told to pay damages in the amount of $10,000. After the owner “Mark” thanked Depp for free advertising. The traveler tells TripAdvisor: “the Hotel is beautiful – a glorious mix of art Deco and modern design”.
3. Hotel the Mercer, new York, USA. Average price per night: $410-560
“Mercer” has acquired a notorious reputation after the incident in 2005 involving Russell Crowe and the unfortunate person among the staff. The star of “Gladiator” came in strong irritation, unable to call home to Australia, and was so upset that he threw his camera in one of the hotel staff. He was arrested early the next morning, released on bail of $5000 and charged with assault second degree. “And anyway, “Mercer” excellent,” says the TripAdvisor expert.
4. Hotel “sunset tower”, West Hollywood, California, USA. Average price per night: $251-352
Located on sunset Boulevard, “sunset tower” opened its doors in 1931 and is still a favorite place of all celebrities. Frank Sinatra, Howard Hughes, John Wayne and at various times lived in the penthouse of the hotel. They say that one day John Wayne brought to penthouse cow, explaining to guests that if they want cream in your coffee, over fresh will not find anywhere else. As one TripAdvisor traveller: “a Whole string of celebrities have stayed at this hotel – we just had to visit it”.
5. The Hotel Ritz, Paris, France. Average price per night: $1677-2730
This hotel became the meeting place of Princess Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed on their last evening. They had lunch at majestic five-star hotel Ritz in Paris just hours before the tragic car accident which has torn off their lives. This hotel boasts a fantastic choice of prestigious rooms and suites that are tastefully decorated in classic French style. According to the expert traveler TripAdvisor “the hotel itself is gorgeous and offers a beautiful view. However, too many tourists come here in connection with Princess Diana”.
6. “Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth”, Montreal, Quebec. Average price per night: $135-308
“Fairmont” famous because it was here that John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their controversial show “bed-In for peace” in 1969, where he recorded the song “Give peace a chance”. Two-room Museum is full of articles, framed in gold. A TripAdvisor traveler said about it: “It’s old-world elegance”.
7. “Chateau Marmont” in Los Angeles, California, USA. Average price per night: $480-520
“Chateau Marmont” provided the backdrop for a number of scandalous antics of the famous rock stars and actors. The members of Led Zeppelin rode here on motorcycles through the lobby to the applause of the guests. Jim Morrison used what he called “the eighth of my nine lives” after he hurt his back, hanging from the gutters. Britney Spears, as you know, in 2007, banned to appear in the hotel because of terrible manners at the table, and even the popular Eagles song “Hotel California”, is written about this hotel. (Though according to another version, which is considered to be more convincing, this song is written based on the novel by Andre Maurois “Hotel Thanatos”.) According to one TripAdvisor traveler, “If you want to experience what it’s like to hang out with the stars, then stop here – for example, we had a fantastic time.”
8. The hotel Chelsea, new York, USA. Average price per night: $216 -515
This hotel has a rich history as the birthplace of creative modern art and home of bad behavior. Bob Dylan composed songs while staying here, and Dylan Thomas died of alcohol poisoning in 1953, Among other famous guests – Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen and Arthur C. Clarke, who wrote “Space Odyssey 2001” during your stay in this hotel. In the words of TripAdvisor traveller, “Chelsea” is different from any other hotels. Decadent, delightful and, of course, infamous. He will be as like as you want, and quiet as you will.”
9. Hotel and casino “Palace station” Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Average price per night: $28-102
The famous robbery involving O. J. Simpson took place in 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada. A group of men led by Simpson entered a room at the hotel “Palace station” and took a variety of sports memorabilia. Simpson was arrested shortly thereafter and detained without bail. Simpson denied that he or anyone else was armed, but in 2008 he was found guilty on all charges and sentenced to 33 years in prison. “Pictures of the Motel on the quality of the hotel,” noted a TripAdvisor traveler.
10. “Hilton Washington Embassy row,” Washington, D.C., USA. Average price per night: $141-372
After only 69 days in office, Ronald Reagan there was an attempt on his life by John Hinckley Jr. The President and three others were wounded by bullets. Reagan was a punctured lung, but prompt medical aid gave him the opportunity for a quick recovery. Later events March 1981 were depicted in the 2001 movie “The Day Reagan was Shot”. (Original – word game: can be translated as “the Day Reagan was shot”, or as “the Day Reagan was shot in cinema,” a hint of acting President.) Traveler TripAdvisor added: “this is currently my favorite hotel in the district of Columbia”.
“Most hotels would prefer to be known by the quality of service or because of its special architecture, some uniqueness, but sometimes their success and reputation associated with something completely beyond their control,” says Karen Drake, senior Director of communications at TripAdvisor.