Rod Stewart admits: 'I trashed Holiday Inn hotel rooms'

Rod Stewart admits: 'I used to trash Holiday Inn hotel rooms'PA



At 66, Rod Stewart might be all grown up now, but he's admitted to some typically rock star behaviour in his youth - including trashing Holiday Inns hotels.

The singer says he messed up other hotel rooms on the road, but chose to take his wild ways out on Holiday Inns in particular, because they didn't 'respect' him.

He told the Mirror: 'It seems foolish now, but we did it is because, especially in the Holiday Inns, we'd get no respect.

'They didn't want to serve us, so we took our revenge.

'We'd empty rooms, stick furniture in the lift and send it to the lobby. I did it in Perth in the 80s and got a £7,000 bill.'

But Rod says he only did what any other man in his position would have.

'All I've done is what most guys would have done if they got lucky. But I've grown up now.'

We believe you, Rod.

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Price: Ranges from $120 to $310 a night.
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The lowdown: A skier's paradise, Robert Redford's Sundance Resort is perfect for great outdoors types, and sits at the foot of the beautiful Mount Timpanagos in Utah. The nearby town of Park City is the host of the Sundance Film Festival, which Robert helped to set up.

Price: From $179 a night.

Visit: sundanceresort.com

The lowdown: This TriBeCa gem has an air of delicious exclusivity, although it's not a members' club, and features 88 stunning rooms, a beautiful indoor pool, a spa and a gorgeous courtyard.
Price: A Courtyard Room starts from $495.
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The lowdown: In the 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize - and fell in love. He bought the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge and turned it into a 20-room luxury resort where you can watch waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools from your log cabin above the jungle canopy.
Visit: ffcpresents.com

The lowdown: Sitting pretty at the edge of the River Liffey in the Temple District of Dublin, The Clarence is contemporary hotspot, who's Octagon Bar often plays host to trendy Dubliners.
Price: From 159 to 179 euros on a B&B basis.
Visit: theclarence.ie

The lowdown: Glitzy and glamorous - just as you'd expect - Donatella's Palazzo Versace is set on the Australian Gold Coast.
Price: A room here will set you back at least £300 a night - but you do get free bottles of Versace perfume thrown into the bargain.
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The lowdown: Olivia herself calls this Byron Bay health-focused retreat 'unpretentious'. You come here to connect with nature, meditate, practise yoga and detox.
Price: A pretty penny - two nights starts from £1120.
Visit: gaiaretreat.com.au

The lowdown: The frontwoman of the B52s (Loveshack, remember?), owns a gloriously kitsch collection of vintage trailers and cabins in the stunning Catskill Mountains, just outside New York.
Price: From $175 a night.
Visit: lazymeadow.com

The lowdown: It's always a good sign when the celebrity owner actually uses the hotel herself. You'll enjoy direct access to the beach, a pool, spa, and a Cuban restaurant, in a glamorous oceanfront resort boasting 94 luxurious rooms.
Price: From $179 a night.
Visit: costadeste.com

The lowdown: It might be owned by a huge Hollywood star, but focus at this seafront Eastbourne hotel is on value for money. It's affordable, and boasts a tennis table and a pool room. What's not to love?
Price: From £45 a night.
Visit: thebigsleephotel.com

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