Skip to comments.Smith Spent Final Day in Flashy Hotel
Posted on 02/12/2007 4:36:01 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
Anna Nicole Smith spent her final hours in a suite in a hotel as flashy as the pinup herself, with a similar $1,600-a-night room featuring an orange corduroy couch, a mini-bar stocked with lubricant and glow-in-the-dark condoms, and a leopard-print ironing board.
The voluptuous centerfold arrived at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Feb. 5. She died suddenly three days later.
Smith stayed several times at the hotel, which is in an area dotted with pawn shops, car lots and apartment buildings yearning for a fresh coat of paint. A concierge said her rooms were often free.
Room 607, where Smith was found Thursday, remains sealed and guarded by a man wearing black. A hotel spokesman said he was unsure when it might reopen.
In a similar two-bedroom suite, the heavy mahogany door opens to a small rounded foyer with a guitar pick on the wall where the polished silver latch hits. Mounted to the wall are two fixtures resembling bunches of silver-stemmed tulips with illuminated white blossoms. Hanging from the ceiling is an orb of glass that looks like a transparent, motionless disco ball.
The living room has an orange corduroy couch, pale orange curtains and a view of a pool. The sitting area connects to two bedrooms separated by two floor-to-ceiling sliding doors with frosted glass.
Inside is a four-post canopy bed with a down comforter and a simple duvet of subtle white stripes. The sheets are soft Egyptian cotton. A display on the nightstand phone reminds the guest that the casino is always open.
The master bathroom has a deep whirlpool tub with a jar of green bath salts, an orchid and a loofah near its rim. The glassed-in shower has a stainless steel head that makes the water fall like rain. A copy of Rolling Stone is within reach of the commode.
Gold-wrapped chocolates arrive with turndown service.
During previous visits, hotel workers said, Smith arranged for massages and went to dinner at an expensive steakhouse. This time, she was spotted plunking down more than $2,000 at a shoe store, but spent much of the time in her room, ordering soup as she suffered from the flu.
Among a couple dozen hotel workers, a number said they did not even know Smith was at the hotel until she was taken out of the building on a gurney and placed in an ambulance.
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