If you are a movie-buff and someone who loves to travel, you’re going to love checking out these movie hotels where famous movies (entire movie or an important scene) were shot.
Hangover at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Who can forget this ultimate ‘bachelor-trip-gone-wrong’ movie? A crucial part of this comedy movie was shot at Caesars Palace, wherein the cast of the movie checks into the hotel and gets drunk at its rooftop, only to lose memory of what transpired in the night, the next day!
Located in Las Vegas, Caesars Palace is one of the city’s premium properties. It boasts of about 4,000 air-conditioned rooms, a grand hotel reception, a luxurious spa, and a poolside bar apart from a string of various other amenities.
Dabangg at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
One look at the Emirates Palace and you are bound to get mesmerized by its grandeur. A 5-star property in Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace offers its guests world-class services delivered with warm hospitality. This 5-star property has 394 air-conditioned rooms embellished with facilities like minibars, ultra-comfortable beds, private balconies etc. This movie hotel was used to shoot the famous song ‘Tune toh pal bhar mein…’ from the movie Dabangg, starring actors like Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha.
The Park Hyatt Tokyo – Lost in Translation
Shot entirely in Japan, and a winner of three Golden Globes, ‘Lost in Translation’ is a romantic comedy movie about two strangers who are drawn to each other in troubled times. The Park Hyatt, Tokyo, is where Bob and Charlotte (the protagonists) stay and meet each other. The 52-storey skyscraper is one of the best and most lavish hotels of Japan, and is located near the Tokyo Opera City Tower and the New National Theatre Tokyo.
The Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills – Pretty Woman
The vivacious Vivian and the dapper Edward weaved a magical story in 90s, the kind that makes you believe in love again! Yes, you guessed it right, we are talking about Pretty Woman. This Julia Roberts and Richard Gere starrer movie was shot at ‘The Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel’, Beverly Hills (known as Regent Beverly Wilshire, then). While many celebrities (Barack Obama, Elvis Presley, etc.) have stayed in this handsome property, it was ‘Pretty Woman’ that gave it ultimate fame. Almost 25 years on and the hotel still continues to pay homage to this beautiful movie by dedicating a package that goes by the name ‘Pretty Woman for A Day’, for its patrons.
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Destination wedding shot at Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner for Band Baaja Baraat
This debut movie of Ranveer Singh hit all the right chords with the audience and set the box-office ringing with its collections. The movie is about budding wedding planners who are looking to make it big. One of the destination weddings (important climax) of the movie was shot at the Lalgarh Palace. The movie hotel is located in Bikaner, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. This 19th century Palace is dotted with several spacious halls, well-appointed guest rooms, a grand dining room, comfortable lounges, pavilions, and elegant cupolas among other things.
Atlantis, The Palm – Happy New Year
‘King Khan’ or Shah Rukh Khan has never been shy professing his love for Dubai, and even proved it by buying a mansion at the famous Palm Jumeriah. So it was no surprise that when it came to location hunting for his movie ‘Happy New Year’, Atlantis, The Palm – a luxurious resort set on the iconic Palm Jumeirah island, won hands down! Not only the movie was extensively shot there, but also 110 out of its 1,539 rooms, were booked for its cast and crew. The movie hotel also offered a 10% discount on its ‘Holiday like a Superstar’ package along with souvenirs from the movie.
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The Grand reunion: The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur – Yeh Jawani hai Deewani
A major portion of the movie ‘Yeh Jawani Hain Deewani’ has been shot at the jaw-dropping, gorgeous property of ‘The Oberoi Udaivilas’, in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. The movie hotel served as a ground for the reunion of four friends, who, separated by time and career, come together for a wedding. The hotel is located just next to the Lake Pichola and has places like Jagdish Temple and Lake Palace in its neighbourhood. The 89 well-appointed, lavish rooms, 2 restaurants, 24-hour room service along with spa and recreational services ensure a super-luxurious stay.
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel became famous after Ghostbusters
The American supernatural comedy film, Ghostbusters, had its exterior and interior shots taken at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Millennium Biltmore Hotel is a luxury hotel situated in the heart of Los Angeles, minutes away from the Los Angeles Central Public Library and U.S. Bank Tower. The hotel features 683 air-conditioned guestrooms, a health club, an indoor pool, a 24-hour business centre, conference rooms, small meeting rooms and a ballroom for events.