Luxury hotels, real movie stars

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Luxury hotels, real movie stars

Alfred Hitchcock, Sofia Coppola, Stanley Kubrick, John Glen, Woody Allen… Many film directors have set their stories in some of the most beautiful luxury hotels in the world. Whether for comedic or horrific purposes…

The Carlton Hotel on the French Riviera, the Stanley Hotel in the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Lake palace in Udaipur, the Park Hyatt in Tokyo and the Meurice in Paris… All those luxury hotels share a common feature: they made movie history. For better, and for worse.

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Luxury hotels, real movie stars

At the heart of the Carlton Hotel, on the French Riviera, blond and beautiful Grace Kelly kisses Cary Grant on the threshold of his bedroom. Under Alfred Hitchcock's direction, the luxury hotel becomes a decor worthy of Watteau's Fêtes galantes.
To Catch a Thief, 1955.

InterContinental Carlton Cannes
58, boulevard de la Croisette
06400 Cannes
+33 (0)4 93 06 40 06

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Luxury hotels, real movie stars

Horror master Stephen King wrote The Shining after a stay at the Stanley Hotel, in room 217. Stanley Kubrick used this high-class scenery to bring the novel to the screen and plunge the audience into Jack Torrance's disturbed mind, masterfully played by Jack Nicholson. For lovers of creaking sounds and old houses, looking for those twins dressed in blue.
The Shining, 1980.

The Stanley Hotel
333 East Wonderview Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 970 577 4000

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Luxury hotels, real movie stars

In the State of Rajasthan in India, Udaipur peaks at close to 600 metres of altitude. After Fritz Lang's The Tiger of Eschnapur (1959), the city welcomed the shooting of James Bond's 13th movie, Octopussy. The menacing character of the same name takes residence in the breathtaking white marble Lake Palace hotel, located at the centre of the Lake Pichola, facing the rising sun.
Octopussy – 1983.

Lake Palace
Udaipur
Rajasthan 313001
+91 294 242 8800

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Luxury hotels, real movie stars

In Lost in Translation, romanticism infuses within the muted designer touches of the Park Hyatt Tokyo, very much appropriate for interior scenes. When disorientated Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson meet in one of director Sofia Coppola's favourite places, they fall for each other. Luxury, space and a suspended sense of time explain part of the attraction. This is what luxury hotels are all about.
Lost in Translation, 2003.

Park Hyatt Tokyo
2, 3 Chome-7-1 Nishishinjuku
Shinjuku
Tokyo 163-1055
+81 3-5322-1234

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Luxury hotels, real movie stars

For Ernest Hemingway, Paris is a moveable feast. Woody Allen used that notion as a springboard for his magical Midnight in Paris. There, Owen Wilson meets his muse under the traits of Marion Cotillard, but he also crosses paths with Dalí, Picasso, Hemingway and Gertrude Stein. As for the Meurice, its terrace looks like a Van Gogh painting under the Parisian night sky.
Midnight in Paris, 2011.

Le Meurice
228, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 58 10 10

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