10 Films Featuring Hotels We‘d Love To Visit Post-Quarantine

Whether it’s a room for one or a family reservation, those staying at home can still get that get-away experience by visiting the most iconic and enchanting Hotels in film.

Suited, no doubt, with an urge for a trip of the senses – THE HOST, available now on all On Demand platforms (iTunes, Amazon, Sky Store etc), is a wickedly stylish crime-caper taking us on a ride across Europe. Featuring Amsterdam’s grand Hotel Twenty-Seven, and bringing a new meaning to “dinner included”, THE HOST is a psychodrama that expertly wields the intrigue of a stranger staying the night.

Inspired by THE HOST, we are excited to explore the transporting power of Cinema in our below feature idea. We’re visiting the best Hotels that characterise iconic movies: checking in and checking out the star-studded suites, beautiful buffets, and award-wining performances from Movie Hotels throughout the years.

1.Hotel Twenty-seven, Dam Square and The Tribbe’s Amsterdam B&B – THE HOST (2020)

Dir. Andy Newbery. Starring Maryam Hassouni, Mike Beckingham, Dougie Poynter, Derek Jacobi, Nigel Barber, Suan-Li Ong, Daniel Boissevain, and Togo Igawa

Guests May Enjoy: A dip in the pool, a sample of the Burgers…
Warning: Amsterdam is beautiful, but has secrets, just like your Host Vera

2.The Magic Castle Motel – THE FLORIDA PROJECT (2017)

Dir. Sean Baker. Starring Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite

Guests May Enjoy: The Florida Heat, a trip on the free Cow Safari
Warning: No eating Ice-cream Indoors, by order of Willem Dafoe

3.Juvet Landscape Hotel, Valldal, Norway aka Nathan’s AI HQ – EX MACHINA (2015)

Dir Alex Garland. Starring Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, and Domhall Gleeson

Guests May Enjoy: A post-dinner dance off with new Robot friends. A view of the valley
Warning: Avoid conversation with Ava in the room next door

4.Sneem’s Parknasilla Spa aka The Romantic Hotel – THE LOBSTER (2015)

Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos. Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman

Guests May Enjoy: The forthright Hotel Management of Olivia Colman
Warning: Bring a date, or you won’t leave the same

5.Hotel Le Bristol, Paris – MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011)

Dir. Woody Allen. Starring Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard

Guests May Enjoy: An evening stroll into the era of Hemingway and F.S.Fitzgerald
Warning: Brush up on your art history and don’t blame the wine for what you encounter at Midnight

6.Park Hyatt Hotel, Tokyo – LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003)

Dir. Sofia Coppola. Starring Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Anna Faris

Guests May Enjoy: Meeting someone who will change your life at the bar
Warning: Trying too hard at the Karaoke leads to heartbreak

7.The Bellagio aka Terry Benedict’s Casino – OCEAN’S 11 (2001)

Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt

Guests May Enjoy: A high stake gamble and a glimpse of Julia Roberts at the restaurant
Warning: If you see George Clooney at the bar, the lights are going out

8.Hotel Earle, Hollywood– BARTON FINK (1991)

Dirs. Ethan and Joel Coen. Starring John Turturro, John Goodman and Judy Davis

Guests May Enjoy: Creative Inspiration at the edge pf Hollywood
Warning: John Goodman stars as a walking fire Hazard

9.The Mountain Lake Lodge Hotel, Virginia aka Kellerman’s Resort – DIRTY DANCING (1987)

Dir. Emile Ardolino. Starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Cynthia Rhodes

Guests May Enjoy: Dinner and a dancing show
Warning: If you didn’t pack your tap shoes, go home!

10.Timberline Lodge, Oregon, USA aka The Overlook Hotel – THE SHINING (1980)

Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall, Scatman Crothers and Danny Lloyd

Guests May Enjoy: Two new friends to play with at the end of the corridor
Warning: Service may be slow at the Haunted bar – and don’t take the elevator

THE HOST is out now on iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple TV, Microsoft Movies and TV and Fandango Now. http://www.thehost.movie/

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