Movies inspire us to love and live life—king size. When money is no concern, luxury hotels could be your staple. How about checking into these top luxury hotels made famous by a Hollywood flick or two?
Remember the girls from Sex And The City and their sassy adventures in its second installment? The Abu Dhabi hotel they checked into is actually the Amajena, an oasis hotel of ultra luxury at Marrakech in Morocco. Bold interiors that are underlined by luxury furnishing and tranquil surroundings — these mark the hotel. It has 32 pavilions and seven Maisons reflecting traditions of Morocco.
The Palace Of The Lost City, South Africa
Spread over 60 acres on wilderness land in South Africa, this hotel is hidden away in a volcanic crater. No wonder is has received several awards and much coverage. Blended, starring Adam Sandler was shot here. The hotel will make you WANT to vacation at South Africa like you never expected. Chief attractions are an imitation sea, a palm fringe beach, the Valley of Waves as well as the Botanical Garden trails.
The Waldorf Astoria New York, USA
Inspired by Art Deco, the Waldorf Astoria is located over an entire block in up end Park Avenue in Manhattan. A landmark people know New York by, the hotel featured in plenty of flicks including Maid In Manhattan and Serendipidity. Chief attractions are its suits and lavish dining spaces. If you are out on a celebrity-spotting spree, then the Waldorf is your best bet to find them.
Fairmont San Francisco, USA
Catch an eagle’s view of the entire cityscape and Bay from the Fairmont San Francisco and swamp up in some luxury within. The prime attraction here is its opulent penthouse. Have you forgotten The Rock? If not, your memories of the suite should be crystal clear.
Gritti Palace, Venice, Italy
Part of Starwood Luxury Collection, the hotel is a classic exhibit of Venetian style construction and Italian finesse. Its chief attraction is the floating terrace and its popularity among leaders and stars who often check in here anytime and also during the Venice Film Festival. Was part of the flick Everyone Says I Love You.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
A fairytale like hotel, it is an exquisite piece in white marble. And yes, it floats atop a lake—at first glance. The inner decor is the prime exhibition of royal grandeur back during the times of the Maharajas. The chief attraction of the hotel is its ambience, surrounding and the fine art housed all within. It was featured in the much-loved Bond flick Octopussy.
Bellagio Las Vegas, USA
Las Vegas is notched a rank higher when you check into the Bellagio. From top restaurants to a fine art gallery, the hotel is well known for its spas and world famous conservatory. The architecture is inspired by the look and feel of European villages. Let us not forget, Ocean’s Eleven was filmed here.
St Regis, Bora Bora
Spread over 44 acres of land, the hotel is well known for its white sandy contours and crystalline backwaters. Couples Retreat was filmed here and since then this has been a top pick for honeymooners. It is best known for its views of Mount Otemanu and its beach villas.
The Park Hyatt, Japan
Lost In Translation immortalized the beauty of Tokyo and the hotel where the lead characters stayed. Check into the Park Hyatt in Tokyo and begin to feel luxury up close. Right from a sterling silver key to your room to warm wood floors, handmade carpets and lush wall coverings, Park Hyatt lets you soak into goodness. The surroundings comprise of “a Mount Fiji and Kanto Plain.”
Beverly Wilshire, USA
Pretty Woman is a cult film and Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills is a cult hotel. The location breathes Hollywood. The shopping centres around are couture. The people around could be a leading Hollywood star, a designer or some top name. Need more reason why this property is an icon of luxury? It simply got doubly famous by the Julia Roberts movie. It has 395 guest rooms, Michelin-starred restaurants and much more.
This article originally appeared on Luxury Travel Expert.