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Nov022010

The World’s Most Infamous Hotels

Courtesy - Getty Images(NEWTON, Mass.) -- From Rock 'n' Roll riots to a presidential assassination attempt, TripAdvisor has released a list of the world’s top 10 most infamous hotels, based on a measurement of overall traveler satisfaction:

1. Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin, Germany:

The hotel gained notoriety in November 2003 after pop legend Michael Jackson infamously dangled one of his children over the balcony.

2. The Mark, New York City, New York:

After actor Johnny Depp destroyed a $1,200 suite in 1994 following a fight with his then-girlfriend, supermodel Kate Moss, The Mark's owner thanked Depp's publicist for all of the free publicity.

3. The Mercer Hotel, New York City, New York:

The Mercer became infamous after actor Russell Crowe threw his cell phone at a hotel employee in 2005.

4. Sunset Tower Hotel, West Hollywood, California:

Frank Sinatra, Howard Hughes and John Wayne all lived in the hotel's penthouse at different times.

5. Hotel Ritz Paris, Paris, France:

This was to be the venue for Princess Diana and boyfriend Dodi Al-Fayed's final evening together before a car accident claimed their lives.

6. Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec: 

The Fairmont is infamous for being the location where Beatle John Lennon and wife Yoko Ono had their 'Bed-in for Peace' in 1969. It was also where the song "Give Peace a Chance" was recorded.

7. Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, California:

The Chateau Marmont has been the backdrop for a number of infamous events. Led Zeppelin band members rode their motorcycles through the lobby, Jim Morrison hurt his back at the hotel while dangling from a drain pipe, and Britney Spears was reportedly banned from the hotel for appalling table manners in 2007.

8. Chelsea Hotel, New York City, New York:

Bob Dylan composed songs while staying here.  It's also known as the place where Dylan Thomas died of alcohol poisoning in 1953.

9. Palace Station Hotel and Casino,  Las Vegas, Nevada: 

It was this hotel that O.J. Simpson reportedly entered with a group of men to steal various objects of sporting memorabilia in 2007, leading to his ultimate conviction on related charges.

10. Hilton Washington Embassy Row, Washington D.C., District of Columbia:

Just 69 days into the presidency of Ronald Reagan, there was an attempt on his life by John Hinckley Jr. at this hotel. The President was shot and wounded along with three others.

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