Movie magic – Hotels made famous on the big screen

Have you ever dreamed of staying in a famous hotel?

Fancy re-enacting that scene from Pretty Woman or diving into a swimming pool used in a James Bond movies? I sure have, and I think we probably all need to treat ourselves now and then! Luckily for you, I have done some research and have come up with some of the most beautiful hotels around the world that were made famous on the big screen. Now you can make those bucket list dreams come true and check in to one (or all!) of these incredible venues…at least for a few nights!

The Beverly Wilshire – Pretty Woman

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The Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills is the famous filming location for Julia Roberts’ most iconic movie, Pretty Woman. If you are looking to rub shoulders with the stars, then this is the hotel for you. Situated on one of the most famous shopping strips in the world, Rodeo Drive, this world-renowned hotel is a shopper’s paradise. Some of the stars who have called this hotel their home include Elvis Presley and John Lennon while guests have included President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama.

Park Hyatt Tokyo Japan – Lost in Translation

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The Park Hyatt in Tokyo is best known as the filming location for award-winning indie movie ‘Lost in Translation’. Occupying the top 14 floors of a 52-storey skyscraper, the Park Hyatt Tokyo is one of the city’s best and most luxurious hotels. The New York Bar on the 52nd floor of this incredible skyscraper is an incredible people watching spot, where you are almost guaranteed to bump into famous Hollywood stars and fellow movie buffs.

The Langham Hotel London – Goldeneye

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The Langham Hotel, one of the largest and best known hotels in London, was used in the filming of the James Bond movies ‘Goldeneye’. The hotels beautiful entrance was used as a double for the St Petersburg’s Grand Hotel Europe and has also been featured in Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s made for TV movie ‘Winning London’ and the Garfield movie. ‘Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties’. Situated opposite the BBC, this is also an excellent spot for spotting real-life Hollywood stars post interview!

Grandhotel Pupp – The Grand Budapest Hotel

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The Grandhotel Pupp in the Czech Republic was the inspiration for Oscar-winning movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Sadly, the movie was not actually filmed on location here as the hotel in the movie as fictional and is just a miniature model. This incredible Eastern European hotel was also inspiration for other movies and was a filming location for both the 2006 movie Last Holiday starring Queen Latifah and the James Bond film Casino Royale.

Turtle Bay Resort – Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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This resort in tropical Hawaii was the main filming location for the Rom-Com hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall starring Russell Brand, Jonah Hill and Kristen Bell. The hotel was also the location for Baywatch-Reunion movie ‘Hawaiian Wedding’ and the 5th series of reality show The Hills. Also…it’s in Hawaii! Can really ask for much more than that!

The Oakley Court – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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The Oakley Court Hotel in Windsor, a beautiful Victorian Gothic country house, was the filming location of cult classic ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ back in the seventies. In the movie it was used as Dr. Frank N Furter’s castle, also known as The Frankenstein Place. The historic building is also believed to be the filming location for many parts of the original St Trinian’s films. Ideally situated not too far from Heathrow airport, and also close to Bray Film Studio, this hotel would be heaven for any hard-core horror movie fans.

Attention Event Organizers Did you know you can also host events, meetings and conferences in all of these hotels?

What better way to impress clients, customers or attendees than to choose a famous film location as the venue! All of the above hotels, and many more, can all be booked online here.

About the author

Janet Newenham is one of our Travel Bloggers. She is Community Manager with and is passionate about travel and technology. She has worked on 5 continents, as a Journalist, Blogger and PR specialist. Follow her on Twitter: @janetnewenham or check out her blog.

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