7 Wild Celebrity Hotel Stories and Scandals

Celebrities often times believe that the world is their oyster and they can get away with about anything, and yes, sometimes that is true, but some celebrities have paid the price for fame for some their most famous hotel antics.

From throwing TVs out of windows, to cuts and bruises, some of these celebrities just cannot help themselves but get a little too wild in hotels. 7 of the wildest celebrity moments that have happened in hotels have been compiled so the next time you feel like getting too wild on vacation, reference back to this list!

1. Lindsay Lohan – Chateau Marmont

In 2012, Lindsay Lohan became one of two celebrities who are on the famous ban list at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. Lohan had been staying at the hotel for a month and a half while she was filming the movie, Liz and Dick. After her stay, Lohan just walked out of the hotel without paying a cent. She later received a hotel bill of $46,000 in unpaid hotel charges for which Lohan thought the producers of Liz and Dick were covering. Some of the charges included $100 candles, $14 packs of cigarettes, and countless charges to her suites minibar. She was then banned from the hotel for not paying her bill leaving filth everywhere in her room.

The Chateau Marmont is a Los Angeles hotel icon with its gothic-French appearance along the Sunset Strip. The hotel was built in 1929 and was modeled after the Chateau d’Amboise, a royal retreat which is located in France’s Loire Valley. The hotel is one of LA’s most expensive hotels per night ranging from $575 to $3,000. The hotel has seen numerous renovations but has always kept to the original style that was originally designed. The Bar Marmont has always been a celebrity hang out along with the restaurant. Countless films have been shot at the Chateau Marmont including the 2016 musical film La La Land. The hotel was named one of Los Angeles’ Historical-Cultural Landmarks.

2. Britney Spears – Chateau Marmont

Back in 2007, when Britney Spears was going through a very rough time in her career, she became the other celebrity to be banned from the Chateau Marmont. Britney was having dinner at the hotel’s restaurant when onlookers began to notice Britney smearing her gourmet plate of food all over her face! Guests at the restaurant demanded that Britney is removed from the hotel immediately. Prior to her food smearing incident, Britney had been complained upon countless times at the Chateau Marmont for making huge scenes and looking “out-of-it” when she came in. The food incident was the final straw and the Chateau Marmont finally decided to ban her completely from the hotel.

3. Michael Jackson – Hotel Adlon

Michael Jackson dangling his infant son from the Hotel Adlon in Berlin has to be one of the top wildest moments ever to take place at a hotel. In 2002, the King of Pop was in Berlin accepting an award and during his stay in Berlin, he checked into the Hotel Adlon. Paparazzi and fans stood outside of the hotel for hours waiting to get a glimpse of Jackson. Jackson finally emerged from the window and took his infant son with him and started waving to fans while holding the baby in one arm, dangling him out of the window! This act caused a huge storm, questioning Jackson’s mental state and even if his child should be taken from him. Eventually, Jackson issued a statement: “I offer no excuses for what happened,” the statement read. “I got caught up in the excitement of the moment. I would never intentionally endanger the lives of my children.”

Hotel Adlon is a top luxury hotel in Berlin, Germany, which opened in 1907. The original Hotel Adlon was one of the most known hotels in Europe. In 1945, much of the hotel was destroyed during World War II until it was remodeled in 1964. The Hotel Adlon has been featured in numerous novels and films. The 1932 film Grand Hotel, starring Greta Garbo is set in a Berlin hotel which is inspired by Hotel Adlon. Majority of the film Unknown, starring Liam Neeson was filmed at the hotel. The hotel is still used today for many popular culture films.

4. Florence Welch – Bowery Hotel

Florence Welch – of Florence and the Machine – once got so drunk while staying at New York City’s Bowery Hotel that she accidentally set fire to the hotel! Florence told Q Magazine that she was partying with Kanye West and Lykke Li in her suite and supposedly consumed a total of 17 dirty martinis, which she states that she lost her phone, her dress was ripped, chipped her tooth, her bedside book had melted, and she left a cinnamon tea light burning which set a small fire to the room! Florence stated that the alcohol bill cost more than the hotel damage fees!

The Bowery Hotel is located in the East Village of New York City and was developed by Eric Goode. In 2011, Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell celebrated their second wedding engagement at the Bowery. Guests of the engagement party included Barbara Walters, Yoko Ono, and Ralph Lauren. The Bowery Hotel is even referenced in a Selena Gomez and Kygo song called “It Ain’t Me.”

5. Amy Winehouse – Sanderson Hotel

According to Rolling Stone, Amy Winehouse and her husband Blake were staying at the Sanderson Hotel in London in 2007 when one night the police showed up to their room after reports of screaming and clattering of furniture. Amy was seen with bruises on her neck, blood-soaked ballet shoes, and make-up smeared all over her face. Amy fled the hotel at 3:30 am and hopped into a stranger’s car and drove off! Amy did not press charges and her and Blake were pictured the next day holding hands and walking back into the hotel. The couple was charged $9,000 in clean up fees. It was reported that the cleaning team even had to wipe up bloodstains from the walls.

The Sanderson Hotel is a London hotel which was built in 1958 as the new headquarters and showroom for Arthur Sanderson and Sons, who were manufacturers of wallpaper, paint, and fabrics. Each room features a painting bolted above each bed of the “The Cloud”, which is a reproduction of Swedish painter Prince Eugen.

6. Keith Richards – Hyatt West Hollywood (Andaz)

Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards started the trend of destroying hotel room TVs. In 1972, Keith decided to throw his rooms TV set out of the tenth story balcony of the Hyatt West Hollywood (now, it is the Andaz West Hollywood). Thankfully, no one was hurt when the TV was thrown. Since the incident, the balconies are now enclosed to avoid anything being thrown. The Hyatt from then on became a sanctuary for rockstars to stay at including Led Zeppelin and Jim Morrison.

The Hyatt West Hollywood opened in 1963 by Gene Autry as Gene Autry’s Hotel Continental. The hotel went through 3 additional name changes until it was completely renovated and renamed the Andaz West Hollywood. The Andaz is located on the famous Sunset Strip and has continued to be the preferred LA location for rock bands, due to its close proximity to the Whisky a Go Go.

7. Johnny Depp – The Mark Hotel

While Johnny Depp and his then-girlfriend at the time, Kate Moss were staying at The Mark Hotel in 1994, the award-winning actor was arrested for trashing his suite. The NYPD showed up to Depp’s room after the police were called who responded to a call about yelling and the sound of things breaking. It was said that Johnny and Kate had gotten into a drunken argument but Depp had a completely different explanation for the rampage. Depp told the police that an armadillo was hiding in his closet and he was trying to get it out of the room. An armadillo was never found in the room and Depp was ordered to pay $10,000 in damages and fees.

The Mark Hotel is a luxury hotel located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The hotel was built in 1927 in the Renaissance Revival style. In 2015 The Mark Hotel revealed its Penthouse Suite at over 10,000 square feet, making it the largest hotel suite in the U.S.

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