Films are an opportunity to discover great hotels, to pretend being a movie star, and to enjoy the luxury of these exceptional places!
Whether they are simply filming locations or movie key spots, hotels have been often favored by directors as sites to shoot their films.
Here is a series of hotels we have chosen to present, and that have marked the cinema:
Grandhotel Pupp de Luxe, Karlovy Vary
This hotel was built in 1701. It is famous for having served as the filming location for the movie Casino Royale, in which Daniel Craig aka Mister Bond – James Bond – fights villains, a glass of Martini in his hand, as usual. In this film, you can see shots of the entrance hall and the restaurant. However, in reality, Grandhotel Pupp de Luxe is not located in Montenegro but in Czech Republic.
Park Hyatt, Tokyo
Located in the business district of Tokyo, this hotel is the main place where Lost in Translation, a film directed by Sofia Coppola, takes place. You can easily recognize the three-tower building which hosts the hotel.
Timberline Lodge, Oregon
If you have watched Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, the least you can say about this lodge is that it sends shivers down your spine! Indeed, the movieThe Shining takes place at Timberline Lodge. Throughout the film, between apparitions and manipulations, you can discover this hotel of character, which is now a highly touristic place. Each year, the lodge is visited by more than one million curious people.
Bellagio, Las Vegas
The connoisseurs will have undoubtedly recognized the front part of Bellagio , one of the most famous casinos in Las Vegas. Ocean’s Eleven and Ocean’s Twelve were shot in this building. Easily recognizable thanks to its famous water jet fountain and its architecture, Bellagio hotel is a must-visit place for all those who are lucky to enjoy themselves in Las Vegas.