What are Anthony Bourdain's favorite hotels?
I travel so much and stay in so many hotels, but I have a few that I'm really loyal to and love. First and foremost, the Chateau Marmont in L.A. That's the hotel I want to die at. You know, if I'm going to die in a hotel, I'd like it to be the Chateau. That to me is the perfect hotel; I feel most at home there and happy. I travel so much and stay in so many hotels, I really like to know where I am the second I open my eyes. I love The Raleigh in South Beach, too.
But I also have a real fondness for Southeast Asian colonial-era hotels, like The Metropole in Hanoi and Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor in Siem Reap — those remnants of French and mostly British Empire in places like Penang and Sri Lanka. I love those.