I wake up in a lot of hotels, so I am fiercely loyal to the ones I love. A hotel where I know immediately where I am when I open my eyes in the morning is a rare joy. Here are some of my favorites
  1. CHATEAU MARMONT ( LA) : if I have to die in a hotel room, let it be here. I will work in LA just to stay at the Chateau.
  2. CHILTERN FIREHOUSE (London): Same owner as the Chateau. An amazing Victorian firehouse turned hotel. Pretty much perfection
  3. THE RALEIGH (Miami): The pool. The pool!
  4. LE CONTINENTAL (Saigon): For the history.
  5. HOTEL OLOFSSON (Port au Prince): Sagging, creaky and leaky but awesome .
  6. PARK HYATT (Tokyo): Because I'm a film geek.
  7. EDGEWATER INN (Seattle): kind of a lumber theme going on...ships slide right by your window. And the Led Zep "Mudshark incident".
  8. THE METROPOLE (Hanoi): there's a theme developing: if Graham Greene stayed at a hotel, chances are I will too.
  9. GRAND HOTEL D'ANGKOR (Siem Reap): I'm a sucker for grand, colonial era hotels in Asia.
  10. THE MURRAY (Livingston,Montana): You want the Peckinpah suite