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Luxury, privacy, anonymity. It’s a potent combination that makes hotels the stars on many movie scenes. Check these five movies where the hotels shined too. Don’t forget the popcorns!
1. Hotel del Coronado, San Diego
The hotel turns 125 this year, and completed an $8 million renovation in 2012. Over its long history, the Victorian hotel, noted for its wraparound porches, has been the site of many films,
This hotel starred as a location for 1959′s Some Like It Hot film, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmonstarred.
2. Timberline Lodge, Oregon
Timberline Lodge acted as the exterior of the Overlook Hotel in the movie adaptation (1980) of Stephen King’s novel The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson. Many of the outdoor scenes were shot at the Timberline, a ski resort in the shadows of Mount Hood. Creepy indoor scenes, including endless hallways, along with the hedge maze scene, were sets created in the United Kingdom at Elstree Studios.
3. The Beverly Wilshire, Los Angeles
The 1928 Italian Renaissance style hotel, now part of the Four Seasons, just around the corner from Rodeo Drive, offers nearly 400-room hotel including 137 luxury suites and a Mediterranean-style pool with cabana packages starting at $180.
The Beverly Wilshire is referred to by some locals as the Pretty Woman hotel for its role in the 1990 film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
4. Park Hyatt, Tokyo
The sleek Park Hyatt Tokyo is a quiet refuge in Tokyo’s vibrant Shinjuku area for the characters of Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray in the 2003’s movie Lost in Translation. “Ten years have passed since the film’s release, yet it continues to be a catalyst for people to discover both Park Hyatt Tokyo and the city of Tokyo,” said Philippe Roux-Dessarps, Park Hyatt Tokyo’s general manager.
5. Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas
It’s a location made for a bachelor party, and indeed the hotel starred in that very role in the 2009 movie The Hangover. It’s easy to understand how you could mislay the groom a day before his wedding when there are no fewer than six pools for socialising, relaxing, or topping up your tan, from the Fortuna Pool which offers swim-up blackjack, to the Venus Pool with the roving margarita and mojito cart.