To commemorate last night’s Oscars, hotel comparison site trivago.ie compiled a list of 10 hotels featured in recent movies.
Some hotels served as film locations, such as the Hilton Berlin in Bridge of Spies and Boston’s Fairmont Copley Plaza in American Hustle. Others were used to signify other locations, such as Sölden’s Das Central, which was used to represent the alpine Hoffler Klinik in Spectre.
1. Spectre — Gran Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City)
: Bond follows smouldering Estrella (Stephanie Sigman) into an ornate elevator and chamber in the Gran Ciudad de Mexico.
2. The Great Gatsby — Plaza Hotel (New York)
: The Plaza has featured in a host of movies and was recreated to host one of the most climactic scenes of this film.
3. The Wolf of Wall Street — Four Seasons (New York)
: Stockbroker Jordan Belford proposes to Naomi in the pool room of the Four Seasons Restaurant near its namesake, the Four Seasons.
4. Bridge of Spies — Hilton Berlin
: Steven Spielberg’s new Cold War drama stars Tom Hanks and uses the hotel in the film, complete with Cold War-era décor.
5. Saving Mr Banks — The Langham Pasadena (Los Angeles)
: Saving Mr Banks is a 1960s-set period drama set in Hollywood, featuring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. Filming actually took place at The Langham.
6. Spectre — Das Central (Sölden, Austria)
: Das Central, the resort’s only five-star hotel, doubled as the Hoffler Klinik where Dr Madeline Swann is abducted by Mr Hinx, a Spectre assassin.
7. The Intern — The Waldorf-Astoria (New York)
: Many, many films have been shot there. Workplace comedy The Intern, starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, became the latest last year.
8. X-Men: Days of Future Past — W (Washington)
: The W made appearances in The Godfather Part II, The Firm, and the most recent X-Men film, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
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9. American Hustle — The Fairmont Copley Plaza (Boston)
: The Fairmont Copley Plaza plays a part when con artists Irving Rosenfeld and Sydney Prosser rejoice over their successes, in the hotel lobby.
10. 12 Years a Slave — Columns Hotel (New Orleans)
: Solomon Northup is kidnapped in Washington DC, but the scene was actually shot in the heart of New Orleans, at the historic hotel on St Charles Avenue.
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