Best Celebrity Performance at a Hotel: David Hasselhoff
It's what you've been waiting all year for--The 2009 HotelChatter Awards! We'll be bringing you the best and worst of the year (and the decade) all day today and part of tomorrow. Agree or disagree with our picks? Air your thoughts in comments below.
BEST CELEBRITY PERFORMANCE: DAVID HASSELHOFF
This year was really tough to choose a best celebrity performance. If you weren't sure how we evaluated the winners for this award, it's largely done based on the frequency with which a celebrity visits hotels. It's also based on the crazy behavior a celebrity exhibits while staying at hotels. Like Britney Spears in 2006 and 2007. Ah, those were the golden years.
But last year's winner, Eliot Spitzer, was based on a single hotel stay--with a prostitute in DC--because it caused such a firestorm that gripped the nation for most of 2008.
So you could say that this year's winner could be Tiger Woods given his penchant for women who work in hospitality. But we doubt Tiger will be hooking up with ladies in hotels anymore. We could also choose Dennis Rodman, but that would be rewarding bad behavior to women, wouldn't it?
We briefly considered Amy Winehouse who spent early 2009 terrorizing the folks in hotels on St. Lucia. And Miss Lindsay Lohan is making quite a comeback these days--as far as her hotel sightings. We think she's one to watch in 2010.
But when it comes to a spectacular celebrity performance, there is only one clear winner--David Hasselhoff.
It was his outstanding performance at the St. Martins Lane in London back in October that secured him his first HotelChatter Award. After attending a birthday party for Simon Cowell, The Hoff did what he did best, drank himself crazy. The Sun newspaper reported:
On this occasion he became so drunk he wet his hotel bed - ruining two mattresses- and was becoming a real pain for staff. His assistant Joe Townley was so concerned he called out a doctor. David was furious and lashed out at him - but mistakenly hit the doctor. They decided they had no option but to lock him in the basement until an ambulance arrived."....
Congratulations David! We look forward to many, many more hotel performances in 2010!