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>Hotels for the truly dead beat
Sunday August 1, 2004
Morbid travellers can check in where the stars never checked out, with the
help of a new collection of holiday deals at hotels where celebrities met a
Overdoses, murder, scandal and sex are selling points of the top five
notorious places to spend the night, offered by Placestostay. com (0800 093
You can rent a room, from £32 a night, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in
Las Vegas, where The Who's John Entwistle had a heart attack the day before
he was due to embark on a US tour.
Or savour this bedtime story as you nestle into the sheets of the St Francis
Hotel in San Francisco: in 1920 silent film star Fatty Arbuckle, left, was
entertaining guests in his suite, when his party was interrupted by starlet
Virginia Rappe, who drank for hours then vomited until she died in one of
the beds. One of the party members claimed Fatty had raped and crushed Rappe
and he went through three trials before being acquitted of the charge (rooms
from £107 a night).
Other deathly destinations include New York's Melrose Hotel, where the
famous Titanic survivor, the 'unsinkable' Molly Brown, died; Michigan's
Kalamazoo Radisson plaza, where Righteous Brother Bobby Hatfield unchained
his melody, and the Warwick in Paris where Robert Palmer had a fatal heart
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