Of the votes cast, a whopping 1,100 (over 40%) went to the decadent and deadly Hotel Cortez of Season 5. As u / MonicaBe stated, “Dying in the Cortez is probably the next thing I will accomplish [Lady] Gaga concert, so I’m going to do this. There’s also a bar. “Convenient access to a well-stocked hotel bar has been seen by others, and more than a few fans have said the perk alone might be worth it (” having an eternal bar doesn’t sound awful “, added u / dumbledoredali), but The Cortez is more than an abundance of alcohol, as others were quick to point out. Since James Patrick March (Evan Peters) eventually banned his fellow ghosts from carrying out any further killings at the hotel to ensure it achieved historic landmark status, many felt it had the best chance of survival. Additionally, it seems that the fans are most interested in hanging out with the spirits of the Cortez.
“The Cortez has the most interesting people,” wrote u / GarionOrb, a feeling echoed by a number of Gaga and Liz Taylor (Denis O’Hare) fans. “Having Liz Taylor as a company for the ages would be a huge plus,” remarked u / dumbledoredali and as u / Neurotic-MamaBear To put it so succinctly: “Hotel. It was pretty glamorous and Liz.” Other fans noted the appeal of the lavish decor and seductive personalities of The Cortez (plus the free Wi-Fi, bar, and again the Lady Gaga) as the reason for choosing the opulent location.
In an interview with 2015 FashionErin Brill, longtime set decorator for AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy, talked at length about some of her favorite aspects of the Art Deco do Death location: “I really love the lobby,” she said. “It’s just so grand and extravagant.” Six years later, audiences are still thrilled with this extravaganza, but an enduring love of Season 1 “Murder House” (also by Brill) pushed it to second place.