Of course, rock history — and hotels — are littered with stories of room demolitions and groupie escapades. In the ’70s, Led Zeppelin and the Who were infamous for hurling television sets out hotel windows and cementing furniture to ceilings.
Today, such stories are unlikely to be repeated. During a stay at the Soho Grand, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin asked for a kiddie pool for his son; at the London NYC, the Who hit the gym. Today’s rock stars, said Paul Stallings, the owner of the Hotel on Rivington, are “more into yoga than drugs.”