If you are an artist looking for inspiration, you must visit the legendary Chateau Marmont.
In the middle of a bustling metropolis sits a poetically corrupt sanctuary. Among a neighborhood known for sin and profanity lies a glistening castle. The Chateau Marmont is, arguably, the most infamous hotel in the world.
Built in the age of glitter and jazz, it has hosted every great rock star and film starlet. Ironically, the location of the shimmering haven is the Sunset Strip. The Sunset Strip is a mile and a half of pure frivolity. On this little piece of Sunset Boulevard, everyone is just eager to have a good time, for better or for worse.
In the middle of the busiest city in the United States, is a place of refuge for Hollywood royalty. The hotel has played home to some of Los Angeles’ greatest, and played a grave to others. It is said that you either find yourself, or lose yourself within the hotel walls. There is no in between.
Rumored to be filled with gilded ghosts, the historic hotel was muse to more than one renowned artist. It served as the local where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “The Last Tycoon.”
In more recent times, the building served as the center of the famous romance between Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, and later his affair with Kate Moss. Residents include The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, and others. It would be impossible to name all of the celebrities and the events that took place.
Harry Cohn once whispered this famous piece of advice, “If you must get in trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont.”