Anthony Bourdain Names the Hotel He'd Be Happy to Die In
If Anthony Bourdain spoke, and no one was around to hear him, has he really spoken at all?
Too philosophical for you? OK. Well, we don't have to deal in hypotheticals. The TV host and ex-chef recently sat down for an interview with Travel + Leisure, and in the proceedings, answered the question, "If you had to move into one hotel and live there for the rest of your life, which one would it be?"
"I would not feel cheated by life if I died in Chateau Marmont, in Los Angeles," Bourdain said. "I love that hotel above all others."
The food-media magnate went on to explain the hotel's sense of family keeps bringing him back.
"It’s an organic entity — not like a chain or even a building — like a friendly version of theOverlook Hotel in The Shining in the sense that it has a heart and a soul," he told T+L. "It’s the sort of place where, if you forget to put your pants on and walk down to the lobby in your pajamas, nobody’s going to care.”
Now, for a guy who spends as much time traveling the world, eating weird (sometimes literal) shit, and having opinions on just about everything, Bourdain definitely speaks from experience. His choice makes a ton of sense, given the hotel's regular A-list clientele and idyllic design.
And now you know there's a chance Bourdain won't be wearing pants, if and when you see him.
For the full T+L interview, well... go read it on T+L, dummy.
Ryan Craggs is Thrillist's Senior News Editor. He could probably afford to stay at the Chateau Marmont. For a couple nights. Follow him @ryanrcraggs.