The Chateau Marmont hotel on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California will be getting a lot of publicity from the movie “Somewhere” created by Sophia Coppola. The character Johnny Marco in this film lives at the Chateau Marmont. This character is an actor who leads a wild-boy life.
The Chateau Marmont has a reputation for hedonism and wild behavior there by celebrities. If the walls could talk they would tell wild tales about most of the notables of Hollywood. Many stars of the movie and music industries still hang out frequently at this hotel.
This hotel was built in 1929. It was originally an apartment building, notes the New York Times. It is not a fancy place. The furniture at the Chateau Marmont has a shabby chic look.
It is intriguing to imagine what the lives of the residents were like in the years after 1929. Los Angeles has some fascinating history. The Chateau Marmont has always hosted some of the most famous people in America and from abroad too.
Literary History at the Chateau Marmont
This hotel has hosted many famous writers. Some of them created great works in the hotel. Hunter S. Thompson, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jay McInerney have worked at the Chateau Marmont, notes the NY Times. And “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” was created in the hotel.
Song about the Chateau Marmont
The song “Hotel California” by the Eagles relates to the Chateau Marmont. This song is famous for the line “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave,” notes the Daily Mail.
Chateau Marmont: John Belushi
John Belushi tragically lost his life in one of the bungalows at the Chateau Marmont. Drug excess was a part of his lifestyle; it was also what caused his death. Thus this hotel has a dark history.
Owner Andre Balazs
The Chateau Marmont is now owned by Andre Balazs. He also owns the Mercer Hotel in New York City and other properties too. He used to date actress Uma Thurman.
Features of the Chateau Marmont
The Chateau Marmont offers a lift from the garage so celebrities can enter the hotel without having to attract attention going through the front entrance. This hotel also has an outside patio restaurant and a pool.
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