Top 10 most famous hotel rooms in the world

Things are happening in hotels. Some have simply gained popularity because (or thanks) to illustrious residents who one day decided to rent a room there. Just to sleep or do other stuff. So, when you’re sightseeing, it can be nice to sleep in a famous room. The kind steeped in history…

1. The Al Capone Suite at the Biltmore Hotel (Miami, USA)

A presidential suite that was largely squatted by the notorious gangster during Prohibition. A grand luxury room, in the purest old school style, with a large dining room, a piano, a giant bedroom with a top-level bathtub. Note the presence of another bedroom which is accessed by a flight of stairs. There is also a kitchen, a bar and a private elevator. Otherwise, to return to Al Capone, he ends his days at Alcatraz, in a much less cozy and much more cramped “room”.

2. The Pretty In Pink Suite at the Palm Springs Rendezvous (Palm Springs, USA)

A room in which Marilyn Monroe liked to come to rest, far from the hubbub of her life as a Hollywood star. Here, as its name suggests, almost everything is pink. Including the tub. In the kitchen, the amateur will be able to appreciate a 100% Marilyn Monroe decoration. Yes, we must attract the tourist!

3. Room 100 at the Chelsea Hotel (New York, USA)

Change of atmosphere: here, in room 100 of the mythical New York hotel, we would rather be in the sordid. Because it is here that Sid Vicious, the bassist of the Sex Pistols, would have fatally stabbed his companion Nancy Spungen during yet another argument, on the night of October 12, 1978. Sid Vicious was not however directly accused of the murder, hence the vagueness that has since surrounded this dark affair. Be that as it may, the Chelsea Hotel experienced one of its darkest days that day, which was always a kind of refuge for accursed poets, wandering rock stars and other artists in search of sanctuary. He notably inspired Leonard Cohen with his most beautiful song.

4. Suite 1742 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth (Montreal, Canada)

John Lennon and Yoko Ono had already been talked about during their first protest bed-in in Amsterdam. In Montreal (Lennon could not then travel to the United States following a conviction), the couple installed their nuptial bed in Suite 1742 and protested for world peace by remaining in bed for 8 days. It is in particular here that the hit Give Peace a Chance was sung for the first time, in front of journalists.

5. The Oscar Wilde Suite at L’Hotel (Paris, France)

At the time, in 1900, this Parisian hotel was known as the Hôtel d’Alsace. Located at 13 rue des Beaux-Arts, this establishment had not particularly caught the eye of Wilde, who declared: “Either it is this wallpaper that disappears, or it is me”. Finally, he was the first to bow out. The tapestry waited a few years before doing the same.

6. Room 64 at Château Marmont (Los Angeles, USA)

Inspired by the Royal Château of Amboise, the Château Marmont is one of the most famous hotels in Hollywood. It was here that rock stars and actors came to take refuge and it was also here that the Blues Brother John Belushi was found dead. Landmark of the Sunset Strip, the Château Marmont also hosted billionaire/filmmaker/aviator Howard Hughes. Hughes who was known to spy with his binoculars on starlets bathing in the pool from room 64.

7. Room 1410 at the Mark Hotel (New York, USA)

Before being a millionaire pirate, Johnny Depp was a bad boy. The type to screw up hotel rooms just for the fun of it. His ransacking of room 1410 of the Mark Hotel has remained in the annals of luxury hotels. In 1994, Depp was thus accused of having caused nearly 10,000 dollars in damage. The villain did not even assume, preferring to put it on the back -be careful, watch out- of an armadillo which would have mysteriously and suddenly erupted in the room.

8. Room 217 at the Stanley Hotel (Estes Park, USA)

This is where Stephen King had the idea for The Shining. Obviously, it’s a haunted hotel. The ghost of a woman who died in an explosion in 1911 torments tourists, but not only. It is said that she also folds their laundry and does some tidying up. Anyway, Stephen King turned the Stanley into the Overlook and in his novel room 217 became room 237. Redrum.

9. The Jimi Hendrix Suite at the Cumberland Hotel (London, UK)

Of course, when Hendrix occupied this room, it was not called the Jimi Hendrix suite. What a coincidence it would have been otherwise, huh? In short, it is here that he resided just before dying at the age of 27. At least that’s the address on his death certificate. The tribute suite opened in 2010, on the 40th anniversary of the virtuoso guitarist’s death.

10. The Presidential Suite at the Kempinski Hotel (Berlin, Germany)

We end with the room from which Michael Jackson “showed” his newborn one fine day in 2002. A room equipped with a panic room and bulletproof walls.

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