A contemporary of the LaSalle hotel. I suppose I should have placed it earlier in the list. You have my email; sue me.

The men with the big cigars came here for confabs; the term "smoke-filled rooms" was coined to reflect the horse-trading that goes on here. JFK learned about the Cuban missiles while staying here, but whatever swank he added had evaporated by the dawn of the 21st century; by then it was owned by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, of all people.

Good TM-vibes aside, it was closed for OSHA violations. It closed and suffered from additional neglect, but it was renovated in the Oughts and operates as a hotel again.