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Hotel Blackslists are real, this we know. But what gets you on a hotel's naughty list can vary.
Most of the time it's for doing something illegal--drugs, prostitution, soliciting and failing to pay your bill. Sometimes, it can be for disruptive behavior--loud parties, drunkenness, damaging the room and walking around naked. And other times, it can be simply because the hotel didn't want you back. (Or rather, didn't want you there in the first place, which once happened to us a few years ago.)
But for this one guest in the U.K., the reason for blacklisting was very clear--he joked about his "trouser snake."
HC Alumnus JuliaB tweeted us a write-up of the indecent incident in a newspaper and it is beyond hilarious.
The full monty went down at the Hilton Baskingstoke Hotel in Hampshire when a guest made a naughty remark on an online comment form, telling staff "he had a large snake in my trousers." The guest said the reception staff laughed about it when he checked out. But then a few days later, he received a note from the hotel manager that said they would no longer accept future bookings from him since having to read his comment made the staff uncomfortable.
So we have to ask--was blacklisting this guest an unjust decision?
It looks like these three idiots are now on the Trump Chicago's blacklist. Heck, maybe they should be on every hotel's blacklist.
According to The Chicago Sun-Times, a trio of suburbanites (LOL) stopped by the hotel's 16th-floor bar on Saturday night. They had one drink, but appeared so intoxicated the bartender didn't think it fit to serve them a second round. So, they went to get a few cups of coffee and sober up, right? Wrong.
The three gentlemen proceeded to a stairwell and turned on the water valve—surely proving they were sober enough for another drink, right? The water valve, which shoots out 250 gallons of water a minute, caused $700,000 worth of damage to the property's elevators, marble flooring, and walls and ceilings. But there's a happy ending: all three of these charmers, who range in age from 24 to 25, were charged with criminal damages.
Fortunately, nothing seemed amiss on social media or on TripAdvisor, leading us to think the issues were probably hidden well from guests. Indeed, CBS News reported that it was largely the parking structure's elevators that were affected and not the regular guest elevators. But still, #neveragain drunk dudes. Never again.
[Photo: Trump Chicago/Facebook]
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In light of recent events where Lindsay Lohan and her mother were allegedly turned away from Loews Santa Monica and Shutters, we have decided to create a running tab on where the starlet is not welcome to visit the lobby, much less reserve a room.
Here's a tally of hotels that have said, "your money (or lack of) is no good here" to Lohan and the reasons why:
Soho Grand (2007)
· A drunken break-down that got her carried to her room and then escorted out for the night, has caused the hotel to think twice on giving her a room.
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
· Spotted and videoed snorting cocaine is an easy way to be banned from any hotel.
Shutters on the Beach (2007)
· Lindsay trashed her room and even left a bloody syringe for the housekeeping staff to clean up upon check-out.
Mondrian Los Angeles (2007)
· Wouldn't accommodate her, claiming they were full, then witnessed the star losing her shit.
The Standard LA (2011)
· The hotel hasn't sent her packing, but after a drink throwing incident, LiLo blacklisted the hotel herself. Either way, you won't find her staying here.
Where else is LiLo persona non-grata? Find out after the jump!
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Cleaning up might be easier with La Lohan gone.
Lindsay Lohan will never step foot in The Standard Hotel again ... or at least for the foreseeable future. She's telling friends the hotel is a curse, causing her nothing but heartache ... and this week's drink-throwing incident was the last straw.
Congrats Standard! Lindsay Lohan has never turned down anything in her life. How does it feel to be the first one on her blacklist? Ah but don't worry, you still have Amanda Bynes.
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Unbreak her heart and then fill 'er bank account up again! Toni Braxton has filed for bankruptcy, again, and this time she claims she owes various businesses and companies about $50 million.
TMZ has the full list of people she may owe money and obviously The Flamingo in Las Vegas, where she bailed on her headlining show a few years ago is on the list. Girl may never be able to pay them back! But we were also intrigued to see that Four Seasons Hotels and Westin Hotels were on the list as well.
Now we're very familiar with hotel blacklists here at HotelChatter but we wonder if it extends to bigger chains like FS and Westin. Typically, we see it at smaller boutique hotels and it's usually for bad behavior. But we guess it would also extend to non-payment.
But first, can someone explain how this works?
You might remember a couple of years back when we let you know about the Australian Guests Behaving Badly database. It's a website where member hotels can report anti-social and destructive hotel guests and share their names with other hotels so they can avoid having the kind of guests that no hotel really wants.
Guests Behaving Badly has now gone one step further and has announced a partnership with the Ubid4rooms website, an Australian hotel bidding site a bit similar to Priceline.
Two things are for certain concerning the reports that
former? actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi were arrested for allegedly stiffing the San Ysidro Ranch in Calif, out of a nearly $6,000 hotel bill. One, Randy and Evi are most likely crazy. They posed for their mugshots like it was a Facebook profile photo shoot and then scribbled off some letter to TMZ about how they in fact did pay the bill. Two, TMZ got way too excited about their mugshots.
But we still aren't sure if they actually did skip out on their hotel bill on August 20th. TMZ says the couple have done this sort of thing before at the Hotel Bel-Air but Evi sent a copy of a cashier's check they sent to the hotel with the amount requested. She also said:
I promise the state of California, Texas does not bother people over hamburgers ordered by room service, supposedly burglarized."
Um...ok. Either way, the duo have posted bail and are free to check into new hotels now. But we're not so sure hotels will be eager to accept them now. Remember, hotels do have a blacklist.
This lady has some balls. Princess Maha al-Sudairi, the wife of Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister, charged nearly $24 million dollars at Paris' luxury fashion houses over a year-long period but decided not to pay up and then claimed diplomatic immunity from inside her suite at the Four Seasons George V hotel.
Why the Four Seasons? Well, it's partly owned by her nephew, Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, so she's sure to get a good Friends and Family discount on that $4,000 a night rate.
But seeking refuge in a family-owned hotel still could not prevent a court bailiff from showing up and threatening to seize her things. According to the BBC, a check was promptly made out for $125,000 to a clothing chain Key Largo after the bailiff arrived. Yet the Princess still has a lot more moolah to dole out. Including debts owed to the swank Hotel Crillon. We're guessing Parisian hotels now have her name on their black list.
[UPDATE: Andy Dick most definitely is on the hotel's blacklist if this report is true.]
TMZ is reporting that the new mama was thrown out of the hotel after fighting with another chick in the valet line on Saturday night/early Sunday at 1am. The fight was apparently so out of control that security had to be called in to escort her out.
While, we would love to believe Nicole still had some bad-ass in her, TMZ's report is hard to verify. Hard Rock would not comment and Nicole's rep issued this statement to TMZ:
Nicole's rep sent us this statement: "She was in Vegas but there wasn't an altercation of any kind involving her."
That statement sounds a little vague but we'll go ahead and assume that Nicole Richie is probably still welcome at the Hard Rock in the future.
Photo via TMZ
Tsk, tsk, Jesse Metcalfe. We had such high hopes for you gardener boy but it looks like you were unable to parlay your on-screen bare chest appearances into anything worthwhile after Desperate Housewives.
Nowadays, about the only thing that's keeping Jesse Metcalfe in the news is his bad hotel behavior. Previously he reportedly blacklisted from the Mondrian West Hollywood.
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It seems automatically defacing the wallpaper in a luxury suite will get you put on a hotel's dreaded blacklist.
A spokesman for the Moscow Hyatt Hotel confirmed the star had been blacklisted and fined £4,500 for allegedly defacing their £8,000-a-night presidential suite.
She posed next to the offending graffiti - which reads "Paris Moscow 2008" - for a photoshoot in which she dressed in a skimpy dress, black boots and leopard-print knickers.
The spokesperson also confirmed that tagging the hotel's suite walls automatically put Paris on their blacklist. Now, if only America as a whole could put Paris on their blacklist.
Wanna see what the Park Hyatt is like without Paris in it? Read our Russian Hotels for Ballers series.
Yes, it is true, this is not an April Fools' Day joke, we reserved a room tonight for the Greenwich Hotel opening, via the Greenwich Hotel website and though our reservation went through last week, late yesterday we received word that our reservation had been canceled at the request of the hotel. A phone call to the hotel's PR reps and the hotel itself confirmed that they were not going to let us sleep there tonight.
As loyal readers know we have been following the opening of the DeNiro/Drukier hotel project since the middle of 2004. We followed the constantly "coming soon" North Moore Street hotel through loud construction, name changes, name calling, and endless delays. So it should come as no surprise that today, the hotel's first day accepting guests, we had a reservation to stay at the hotel.
Many times you readers send us first photos and reviews, which we love. But other times a hotel is woven so deep into our sites fabric -- like when Gramercy Park opened, or back when Wynn Las Vegas opened, we decide to go to the public opening ourselves. We are, after all, hotel geeks. In these cases we simply use our credit card to book a room at the buzzworthy hotel and reviewed it as soon as we can for you, just like our readers and tipsters do for us.