Relive your favourite movie in these 7 hotels that managed to have their MOMENT on the big screen. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
The Plaza Hotel – New York, USA UU
There is not a hotel that comes up more in the movies than the Plaza. The building of French Renaissance style and symbol of downtown Manhattan is a totem of American culture and has been featured in a lot of films in recent years such as American Hustle, Scent of Woman, North by NorthWest or Crocodile Dundee 2, as well as in the great American novel par excellence, The Great Gatsby.
Although his main role was undoubtedly in the movie Home Alone 2: Lost in New York in 1992, where the little Kevin McCallister stays in suite 144 and throws the house out the window eating ice cream, making excursions in limousine around the Big Apple and ordering oversized cheese pizzas.
Luxury is not cheap, but if you’re willing to loosen the fly and pay the huge bill (or maybe you’ve made your father’s cards while traveling), book a room at the luxurious Plaza Hotel.
Park Hyatt – Tokyo
Have you ever woken up and wanted to be Bill Murray? Well, although some dreams can not come true, at least you can follow in the footsteps of the famous actor and spend a night at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo.
This five-star hotel appeared in the famous 2003 independent comedy Lost in Translation, where Bill Murray faced an existential crisis and knew the secretive Scarlett Johansson, immortalized in her pink wig.
The Park Hyatt hotel, located in the second tallest building in the city, the Shinjuku Park Tower and designed by Kenzo Tange, represents Japanese elegance. Among its services it offers a rooftop pool with a glass cover, unusual wooden furniture of two thousand years old and magnificent panoramic views of the city.
And if you’ve been wanting more, you can always do like Murray and have a whiskey at the bar on the top floor: the New York Bar, one of the best cocktail bars in the entire city of Tokyo.
Grand Hotel Pupp First Class – Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
It does not matter if the martini you like hectic or stirred, the best place where they will serve you will be in the Grandhotel Pupp First Class. The secret is in the first class name.
In addition to hosting the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, this magnificent 18th-century hotel was the main location of the 2006 James Bond movie, Casino Royale.
If I had not had to carry out a dangerous international mission, we are sure that Bond, James Bond, would have fallen in love with the wonderful offer of this five-star hotel. Spend the night and let yourself be carried away by luxury. Its services include: a Thai massage salon, a casino and a selection of the best restaurants in the Western Bohemian region.
It is undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of Karlovy Vary, famous for its spa. If 007 only stays in 5 star hotels, why would you settle for less?
Fountainebleau- Miami Beach, Florida
There is no hotel in Miami Beach’s golden mile that is more emblematic than Fontainebleau hotel.
This extravagant complex of neo-baroque style has aroused both hatred and passion in the last 50 years. His detractors (such as Joni Mitchell and Woody Allen) call him bad taste and tacky, while those who are in favor of his pomposity have raised him to 93rd place on the list of the 150 best buildings in the United States from the list of “Favorite Architecture of the United States”.
It does not matter if you love it or if you hate it, it is a symbol of cinema. For the last 50 years, the Fontainebleau hotel, specifically its spa of over 3000 square meters and the pool with its light clothes girls, has appeared in hundreds of films like The Bodyguard, James Bond against Goldfinger, Millionaire of Frank’s illusions Sinatra or the 1983 version of The price of power.
Adlon Kempinski – Berlin
The Adlon Kempinski, where the movie Unknown was filmed, is a legendary hotel located in Berlin where luckily it does not happen the same as in the movie (you have to see it to know what we are talking about). We recommend you to book a room overlooking the Brandenburg Gate to make the most of your stay. It is spectacular!
After touring the streets of Berlin and soaking up the history that surrounds this modern city, pamper yourself in the spa, enjoy the pool, sauna and jacuzzi and, back in the room, light the fireplace and relax as never before.
Grand Hotel Cabourg- France
The Grand Hôtel Cabourg has served as the setting for several films, however, highlights the film Intocable, considered the greatest French success of recent times. Surely you remember the scene at the end where Omar Sy takes François Cluzet to lunch at the hotel restaurant so he can meet again with a special woman.
It is not difficult to guess why several film directors choose this hotel as a location: it is a few steps from the sea, it is beautiful and it is only two hours from Paris. In addition, it has a private beach and you can request massages in the comfort of your room. Oh la la!
La Mamounia – Marrakech
Marrakech is the destination chosen as the location of this romantic comedy. In the sumptuous La Mamounia riad, is where Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda celebrate Carrie’s wedding in style.
The 8-hectare complex has 77 luxury suites. The modern and comfortable rooms of the hotel combine Moroccan elegance with contemporary design. You can not leave without trying the delicacies offered by all its restaurants, where you will find Moroccan, French, Italian and Mediterranean food.
Le Meurice – Paris
To follow in the footsteps of Woody Allen in the City of Love, you must stay at Le Meurice. In this particular setting, Owen Wilson travels to Paris in 1920, where he meets personalities such as Picasso, Matisse and F. Scott Fitzgerald. But beyond fiction, this hotel has received illustrious figures such as Kipling and Dalí.
The luxurious rooms and suites have been decorated in the style of Louis XVI. The restaurant has three Michelin stars and the bar has been designed by Phillippe Starck, one of the most influential industrial designers in the world. This is undoubtedly one of the most elegant hotels on the planet.
The Savoy – London
If you’ve seen the movie, then remember The Savoy. This is where Hugh Grant runs to declare his love to Julia Roberts at a press conference. This impressive high-end hotel is the favorite of celebrities visiting London. He has managed to fuse the traditional style with the modernity of the 21st century.
The hotel has 174 wonderful rooms, which have been customized to suit all tastes. None is the same. Some have a fireplace and others will offer you the best views of the Thames.