April 3, 1995
Dorothy Moran's duties over the years read like bits from a Liz Smith column. Map out David Letterman's jogging route. Carry Itzhak Perlman's Stradivarius. Find Holly Hunter a humidifier. And, perhaps her favorite, buy kitty litter for Robert Goulet's cat.umbrella. Room 624 wants Advil.These, though, are no-brainers compared to trying to find Sharon Stone a Sunday Los Angeles Times in Baltimore. The actress was staying at the hotel with her boyfriend Bob Wagner, who worked on the production crew of the Jodie Foster movie, "Home for the Holidays."
November 24, 1994
POLICE LOG* Pasadena: The Sunset Tanning Salon, the Sunset Nail Salon and the Sunset Styling Salon in the 8500 block of Fort Smallwood Road were broken into and ransacked Monday night. Money was taken from the front desk of the tanning salon.
August 15, 1994
The 8 a.m. request seemed simple enough. I was arriving at the Washington hotel at 1 p.m. and needed a room then and for the night.Night? Try nightmare.The reservation person said my "early" arrival (4 p.m. is standard check-in time) meant I needed a "day room," then a regular room for the night."Same room, though?" I asked."Probably. First you'll need to check with the front desk on the day room.""You can't do that for me?" I asked."No, you need to set up the day room first, then get transferred back to me."
October 9, 1992
The Holiday Inn at the Inner Harbor in the 300 block of West Lombard Street, is featured tonight in a "20/20" investigative report about lax security practices at hotels across the country that leave travelers, especially women alone, vulnerable to criminals.In the episode, ABC producer Allan Maraynes walks up to the hotel's front desk, claims he has lost his key and, without being asked his name or for identification, receives a key to a room that a female colleague had checked into earlier in the day. The ABC crew also interviewed two women who said they had been raped several years ago, while staying at the hotel.