Eliot Spitzer put Washington’s Renaissance Mayflower Hotel on the map with his Ashley Dupre tryst—and before Spitzer, televangelist Jim Bakker did a similar service for Florida’s Sheraton Sand Key Resort with Jessica Hahn. Travel + Leisure takes a look at a few other famous—or infamous—hotels:
- Al Capone ran a speakeasy out of the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., in the 1920s.
- Rumor has it Howard Hughes spent his 10-year stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the 1940s watching movies in the nude.
- The Who drummer Keith Moon took hotel-trashing to the next level in 1967, allegedly driving a Lincoln Continental into a Flint, Mich., Holiday Inn pool.
- In 1978, ex-Sex Pistol Sid Vicious found girlfriend Nancy Spungen dead on the floor of his room at New York’s Hotel Chelsea.
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