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5 Old Hotels With Legendary, Storied Histories

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    Mr & Mrs Smith is a luxury travel website and booking service specializing in finding the world’s most inspiring boutique hotels. Founded in 2003, Smith maintains a handpicked and anonymously reviewed collection of 1,000 of the world’s most stylish stays at smithhotels.com.
    By Amelia Mularz

    Rock stars don’t tend to trash airports or restaurants. When was the last time you heard about a musician unleashing at a local Red Lobster? No, it’s hotels that usually bear the brunt of their wild-child ways. What’s more, hotels attract a varied and intriguing bunch — from Hollywood royalty to actual heirs to the throne — giving them long and often extraordinary histories.

    Here, we've dug through these hotels' histories and rounded up five stays with very storied pasts.



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