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Movies & Realty: Discover Hotel Names Where Your Favorite Movies Were Shot

Posted by Guenee Abragan on Feb 29, 2016 07:24 AM EST
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The film title is projected on a wall at the after party following the charity gala screening of 'The Devil Wears Prada' at Sketch on September 21, 2006 in London, England. (Photo : Claire Greenway/Getty Images)

When watching a movie, people are usually mesmerized with the grand hotel suite or the hotel setting that blended well with the entire story or just a particular scene. Take a look at some of the popular hotels that have been featured in movies because of their exceptionally good service and great ambiance.

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"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" (2011)

The film featured The Dolder Grand in the setting and the name was also mentioned in the script. It included the hotel's exterior, driveway and reception area in some scenes, such as the one in Masina suite.

"Lost in Translation" (2003)

The filming took 27 days in 2002, using one suite at The Park Hyatt Tokyo for the room setting for the characters. Bob was played by Bill Murray and mostly featured a seating area, while Charlotte's, which was portrayed by Scarlett Johansson, highlighted the bedroom.

"The Devil Wears Prada" (2006)

The St. Regis New York's Cole Bar was used in the scene where Andrea, played by Anne Hathaway, handed over Harry Potter's unpublished manuscript to Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep.  

"Midnight in Paris" (2011)

The characters of Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams stayed at Le Meurice during their trip to Paris, while the wine tasting scene was filmed at Belle Etoile, Dorchester Collection reported.

"The Return of the Pink Panther" (1975)

The movie that starred Picture Sellers was filmed at Gstaad Palace, which depicted its lobby, spa and penthouse suite. The suites and other elements that were used four decades ago still remain, and for the hotel's anniversary, a Pink Panther-themed cocktail list will be used. 

"Somewhere" (2010)

The movie featured a lot of scenes from Milan's Hotel Principe di Savoia, highlighting its Presidential Suite. In one particular scene, Johnny Marco, played by Stephen Dorff, was seen jumping into the private swimming pool of the room with his daughter Cleo, played by Elle Fanning, ELLE Decor reported.

While the characters and the storyline are what viewers are after when watching movies, great locations and ambiance almost always define the general feel of the moving picture. With the beautiful hotels mentioned above, it is hard to ignore which name they represent.

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