4. The Lotte New York Palace Hotel once rejected Prince Charles

Palace hotel exterior
Entrance to the Lotte New York Palace.

When Prince Charles of England tried to stay in the Palace Hotel shortly after its grand opening in 1980, he was denied a room. The royal rejection was the result of an insufficient number of open suites at the time. Helmsley joked to The Christian Science Monitor in 1981 that the hotel would name a suite after Prince Charles as a result of the rejection.

Prince Charles is not the only high-profile guest to seek a stay in the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. The hotel has hosted Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, President Obama, and other prominent guests. The casts of Inventing Anna, Succession, Saturday Night Live, and others have also frequented the hotel during filming.