The infamous Chateau Marmont Hotel of Hollywood-has witnessed sex scandals, drug overdoses, rude behaviors, and even deaths!

This hotel of Hollywood has seen it all. It is notorious for various scandals which have rocked it in the years and now. Hotel Chateau Marmont is indeed a controversial place where celebrities go for inspiration or escapism. A new book has been published about this hotel and it bares everything that happened there in the past!!!

Chateau Marmont Hotel and its notoriety

Chateau Marmont Hotel has been in news often for things that happen there. It is a hotel which celebrities seek to escape from work or for some inspiration for their work. The staff there turn a blind eye to the goings-on. Hence it makes headlines often. This place of refuge for Hollywood celebrities is perched on the hill above Sunset Boulevard. It is an institution where almost anything happens.

Source: Fodors Travel Guide (Chateau Marmont Hotel)

The author Shawn Levy has called this “the hotel where you could do what you wanted”. A new book has been released called The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont. It talks on all this aspect of the hotel.

The illest thing to have happened at the hotel was the death of actor and comedian John Belushi. He was 33 when he died due to a speedball injection after he had been five days on cocaine and heroin.

Chateau Marmont Hotel -the recent change

But the hotel is slowly but surely mending its way of managing things. It is reacting to the bad behavior of the celebrities who come to stay there. Cameras caught the late actor Heath Ledger having cocaine in the hotel’s front balcony in the year 2006. He later died of a drug overdose in 2008.

Source; Oyster (Lobby of Chateau Marmont Hotel)

In 2007, pop singer Britney Spears displayed some poor table manners and this led to her ban from the hotel. Lindsay Lohan had not paid her $46,000 bill. This was in 2012 and the management dismissed her in a rude way from there.

In 2004, Benicio Del Toro and Scarlett Johansson had a tryst in the elevator of the hotel.

The recent image of the Chateau Marmont hotel

There have been some bad behaviors and problems from the celebrities at the hotel which has made headlines. But the management has changed the way it reacts to them now. Hence despite the infamous tag linked to its name, it continues to be the place for big names of Hollywood. It hosts parties of Tinseltown. The latest was Jay-Z and Beyonce choosing to have a party at this venue after their Oscars. Jamie Foxx, Rihanna, and Leonardo DiCaprio attended the party.

Source: Booking (Chateau Marmont Hotel)

The hotel was the location of the film Somewhere in 2010 in which Sofia Coppola had filmed scenes in room no. 59 of the hotel. The music producers filmed the song Lana Del Ray’s Off to the Races here and James Ellroy’s noir classic The Big Nowhere also mentions this hotel.

The hotel owners opened this hotel to the public in the year 1929 and this year marks its 90th anniversary! There is still plenty of life left for this famously infamous hotel!

Source: New Zealand Herald