Travel Picks: Notorious hotel rooms

Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:50am EDT
 
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SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - Some hotels are renowned for their views or for their service. Others are famed for the outrageous, flamboyant or destructive behavior of their guests.

Travel website travelandleisure (here) 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

During 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 in 1929.

2. Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

Reclusive 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

The 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   Continued...

 
<p>The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida: During 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 in 1929. REUTERS/Handout</p>