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Mapping 15 Hotels Where Stars Stay (And Even Wreak Havoc)

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New York is one of the greatest city's in the world for celebrity gawking, that is, if you know where to be. With this map of hotels stars flock to, complete with anecdotes, you can take the sport one step further to shoulder-rubbing (figuratively, we mean). Here now!, where to get some shuteye in the room once occupied by the effervescent Kim Kardashian, and which trendy downtown spot puts-up men of a certain caliber like Robert Pattinson and Johnny Depp.

Ever had a run-in with a celebrity at an NYC hotel? At the Mercer Hotel for Russell Crowe's great phone-throwing tantrum of 2005? If not, read on. If so, we want to hear about it. Leave it in the comments below, or if it's too scandalous, drop us a line at tips@curbed.com.


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SoHo Grand Hotel

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Lindsay Lohan recently shacked and smoked up in the SoHo Grand for an extended stay of two months. Lohan can be seen in one of the hotel's one-bedroom suites on her new OWN network docuseries, "Lindsay". Oh, that must be amusing.

Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC

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Although their love didn't last, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' relationship is immortalized on the similarly short-runned "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," and in the Gansevoort Park Avenue's Presidential Suite, where the devoted couple stayed during filming. Other celebrities to populate the Gansevoort Park Avenue include pop diva's Christina Aguilera and Katy Perry.

Smyth Hotel

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Jessica Alba stayed at this contemporary hotel when in town for the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010. Why such a noteworthy occasion? Well, Alba started a fire in her quarters and set alarms off across the 100-guestroom hotel. It was all an accident—she was just trying to warm up her fish sticks.

Mercer Hotel

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by throwing a telephone at his face

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The Bowery Hotel

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Celebrities flock in droves to the notoriously tight-lipped Bowery Hotel, where they can bask in the hotel's plush and dim interior. Amongst its celebrity guests are Liam Hemsworth, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Pattinson, Jude Law, and Eva Mendez. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were spotted walking out of the joint just a few days ago.

Trump SoHo New York

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Rihanna and Jessica Alba have been known to camp out in the residential-style guest rooms Trump's only downtown hotel offers. Each room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and interiors designed by Fendi.

The Standard, High Line

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With two of the most popular bars and hangout spots in the city on its top floor, The Standard—High Line has been known to host social celebrities like Miranda Kerr and Madonna. Beyonce filmed one of the videos on her new self-titled visual album in a Standard—High Line room.

Gramercy Park Hotel

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The opulent Gramercy Park Hotel is known to attract an A-list crowd to its rooms and exclusive Rose Bar. Expect to lounge next to Sting, Janet Jackson, and Chace Crawford. Word is Bill Clinton hung there on his 60th birthday.

The New York Palace Hotel

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This hotel's got a few celebrity connections, not the least of which is its heavy use as a location on the erstwhile CW show Gossip Girl. The hotel even dedicates a page on its website to the long list of productions that have been filmed inside of its walls. Orlando Bloom has also been known to luxuriate in the hotel's gracious digs.

SIXTY Soho

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attracts celebrities

of the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Kirsten Dunst, and the Black Eyed Peas.

Waldorf Astoria New York

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One of New York's most classic hotels is rumored to be where the President gets a little shut-eye when he's away from the oval office, as well as where heads-of-state and foreign dignitaries flock to when in the city. The art deco landmark has been serving guests since 1893.

JW Marriott Essex House New York

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This 1929 art deco palace which was welcomed into the Marriott family in 2012 has been known to host Sheryl Crow. There's also a somewhat exciting, budding rumor that Angelina Jolie owns one of the building's penthouses.

The Carlyle

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Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Suri Cruise were all spotted here when the trio paraded as a happy family. The timeless hotel features sweeping Central Park views—an easy draw for the elite.

The Empire Hotel

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Fashion blogger and former star of The Hills, Whitney Port, planted herself at The Empire Hotel for Fashion Week in 2012. The hotel's rooftop bar is open year-round and is known to attract the fashion week masses.

Mandarin Oriental, New York

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With its idyllic location at the top of Columbus Circle's Time Warner Center, the Mandarin Oriental offers guests stunning views of Central Park and Midtown. Amongst the slew of celebrities known to rest their heads there are Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver, Lance Armstrong, Kevin Spacey, and I.M. Pei.

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SoHo Grand Hotel

Lindsay Lohan recently shacked and smoked up in the SoHo Grand for an extended stay of two months. Lohan can be seen in one of the hotel's one-bedroom suites on her new OWN network docuseries, "Lindsay". Oh, that must be amusing.

Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC

Although their love didn't last, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' relationship is immortalized on the similarly short-runned "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," and in the Gansevoort Park Avenue's Presidential Suite, where the devoted couple stayed during filming. Other celebrities to populate the Gansevoort Park Avenue include pop diva's Christina Aguilera and Katy Perry.

Smyth Hotel

Jessica Alba stayed at this contemporary hotel when in town for the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010. Why such a noteworthy occasion? Well, Alba started a fire in her quarters and set alarms off across the 100-guestroom hotel. It was all an accident—she was just trying to warm up her fish sticks.

Mercer Hotel

by throwing a telephone at his face

.

The Bowery Hotel

Celebrities flock in droves to the notoriously tight-lipped Bowery Hotel, where they can bask in the hotel's plush and dim interior. Amongst its celebrity guests are Liam Hemsworth, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Pattinson, Jude Law, and Eva Mendez. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were spotted walking out of the joint just a few days ago.

Trump SoHo New York

Rihanna and Jessica Alba have been known to camp out in the residential-style guest rooms Trump's only downtown hotel offers. Each room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and interiors designed by Fendi.

The Standard, High Line

With two of the most popular bars and hangout spots in the city on its top floor, The Standard—High Line has been known to host social celebrities like Miranda Kerr and Madonna. Beyonce filmed one of the videos on her new self-titled visual album in a Standard—High Line room.

Gramercy Park Hotel

The opulent Gramercy Park Hotel is known to attract an A-list crowd to its rooms and exclusive Rose Bar. Expect to lounge next to Sting, Janet Jackson, and Chace Crawford. Word is Bill Clinton hung there on his 60th birthday.

The New York Palace Hotel

This hotel's got a few celebrity connections, not the least of which is its heavy use as a location on the erstwhile CW show Gossip Girl. The hotel even dedicates a page on its website to the long list of productions that have been filmed inside of its walls. Orlando Bloom has also been known to luxuriate in the hotel's gracious digs.

SIXTY Soho

attracts celebrities

of the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Kirsten Dunst, and the Black Eyed Peas.

Waldorf Astoria New York

One of New York's most classic hotels is rumored to be where the President gets a little shut-eye when he's away from the oval office, as well as where heads-of-state and foreign dignitaries flock to when in the city. The art deco landmark has been serving guests since 1893.

JW Marriott Essex House New York

This 1929 art deco palace which was welcomed into the Marriott family in 2012 has been known to host Sheryl Crow. There's also a somewhat exciting, budding rumor that Angelina Jolie owns one of the building's penthouses.

The Carlyle

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Suri Cruise were all spotted here when the trio paraded as a happy family. The timeless hotel features sweeping Central Park views—an easy draw for the elite.

The Empire Hotel

Fashion blogger and former star of The Hills, Whitney Port, planted herself at The Empire Hotel for Fashion Week in 2012. The hotel's rooftop bar is open year-round and is known to attract the fashion week masses.

Mandarin Oriental, New York

With its idyllic location at the top of Columbus Circle's Time Warner Center, the Mandarin Oriental offers guests stunning views of Central Park and Midtown. Amongst the slew of celebrities known to rest their heads there are Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver, Lance Armstrong, Kevin Spacey, and I.M. Pei.