World's Most Notorious Hotel Rooms
If these walls could talk! A century’s worth of legendary hotel misbehavior
Travel & Leisure
Just what is it about a hotel room that inspires outrageous, flamboyant, or destructive behavior? Is it the anonymity that leads guests to believe they’re not accountable—or the coddling of an unflappable staff? Do people go wild in hotels to attract attention, or to spite the attention they already receive? Does the temporary nature of staying in a hotel inspire the urge to make a lasting impression or cause permanent damage? Or is it the knowledge that all indulgences—or at least most—will be forgiven the moment the bill is signed? So many rationales, none of which begin to explain why you would dangle your baby out the window (Michael Jackson, the Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin).