Simon Cowell wanted to stay in hotel forever

Updated: Aug 19, 2010, 12:27 PM IST

London: If `X Factor` judge Simon Cowell had his way, he would have lived in a hotel forever, but the food started boring him.

The music mogul spent 18 months in Mandarin Oriental hotel and says he had made up his mind to not move into a house, reports

"I like hotel rooms. It`s easy. Clean. I lived in the Mandarin Oriental for a-year-and-a-half and I thought I`d never ever live in a house again. And then one day you can`t eat from the room service menu anymore and that`s it," said Cowell.

The 50-year-old star claims he leads a simple life despite his multi-million pound fortune.

"If you look in my kitchen you`ll find jelly beans and baked beans, nothing fancy. I like `Jaws` and `Star Wars` rather than some Polish film with subtitles. A lot of the so-called great music of the world has bypassed me as well. I`ve just stuck to my guns. If I like it, there`s a good chance other people will like it as well," he added.