The Landmark London Hotel reception
One word, posh. If it was convenient, Beyonce or her luggage would stay here. If she didn’t have Beckingham Palace, Posh Spice would stay here. The atmosphere and decor of The Landmark Hotel in central London is truly lavish. Built in 1899 and originally known as the Great Central Hotel, this hotel is on par with The Plaza or The Carlyle in New York.
If we stayed long enough, I imagine we would have seen a sweet little British Eloise roaming amidst the ladies enjoying their afternoon tea. The Landmark London Hotel is a 5-star hotel with more luxurious amenities than I have seen before, starting with our basic room for 550 GBP upto the Lifestyle Suites for 2,700 GBP per night. Really. Our stay gave me plenty of material for my imaginary life as a famous writer.
Given the level of service and beauty of the hotel furnishings we experienced, I am not surprised this hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Stay at The Landmark London and you could dine next to a sheik or maybe a regular family like us. 21st century bonus: The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW) is the first luxury brand to, not only provide consumers the option of having a carbon-neutral travel experience, but also to make the financial contribution on their behalf to offset their energy consumption. Read More »
The Chateau Marmont where real celebrities party with fans
The allure of David Cook is somewhat lost of me — let’s be kind and chalk it up to me being too old for him — but apparently he has a crazed bunch of groupies who chase, harass and stalk him in hotel rooms.
Gee, I wonder if they use my favorite site, “Hotels of the Rich and Famous” track him down?
However they find him, apparently these enthusiastic girls (guys? the articles don’t mention gender…) are managing to get into his hotel rooms and invade his sacred and holy privacy.
This had David in such a tizzy that he resorted to posting a screed on his MySpace page telling fans that their attempts to provide “turn down service” are unhealthy.
I have several questions:
- How bad it the hotel security where he stays that people can get into his room? Are they mugging maids? Hasn’t he heard of throwing the deadbolt?
- How ugly are these fans that he’s not “enjoying” their company?
- What kind of a rock star scolds his fans for trying to be groupies?
- WWTLD? (What would Tommy Lee Do? — and I think we all know the answer to that)
- Shouldn’t David be too busy drinking, fornicating and working on his “craft” to complain about too much fan attention?
David Cook is trying to single-handedly destroy the whole celebrity hotel room mystique, and I think he should be stopped. Where is Lindsay Lohan when we need her? Or Britney Spears? One of them needs to set up a private tutoring session at the Chateau Marmont, including proper celebrity hotel etiquette like drunk lobby antics, television tossing, and maid flashing.
The future of rock and roll depends on it!
Did Justin Timberlake stay in this room at the Palms? Maybe!
Say you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas, and want to stay in a hotel that gives you the maximum chance of seeing your favorite singer, Justin Timberlake.
You could try to call his manager and ask for a hotel recommendation. Or you could go to Hotels of the Rich and Famous, and check their database of celebrity actors, musicians, athletes, and models — yes, Jenna Jameson is one of the “models” listed — to see where he likes to stay.
So much easier!
In case you’re wondering, Justin and Jenna both like to stay at the Bellagio, when they’re in Vegas. Justin also likes the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and The Palms.
And hey, you know who else likes The Palms and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino? Kim Kardashian. But, wait, oh no! John Mayer also likes the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and he’s gross. You totally want to avoid him!
So now, thanks to the celebrity stalking powers of Hotels of the Rich and Famous, you know you should stay at The Palms. Good luck finding Justin, and remember to bring money for bail, just in case you freak out a celebrity and get arrested.
Hat tip to the Times Online for leading me to my new favorite website!
Photo: The Palms Hotel and Resort