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8 Infamous Hotel Rooms

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2009 5:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – 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.

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  • 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.
For the complete list, click the link below. (Read more hotels stories.)

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