Offbeat: 10 of the world’s most infamous luxury hotels


We begin this list with the mother of all infamous hotels. If walls could talk, the walls of the Chateau Marmont would be singing like a canary perched atop a shrink’s couch. From Howard Hughes spying on sunbathing guests, to Led Zeppelin groupies riding motorbikes through the lobby, Jim Morrison falling out of a window onto a shed below after valiantly trying to swing from the hotel’s roof to the window of his room, to Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears’ various meltdown ‘episodes’, the Chateau Marmont has seen more scandals than the archives of The National Enquirer.