We all love a great move, don’t we? We also all love to stay in a great hotel too, I’m sure? Put both of them together and what do you get? Great hotels from movies, of course! What better way to lead into our first part of three blog posts by introducing some of the very best hotels that have featured on the silver screen.
Our aim here is to enlighten you, maybe remind you about some of these that you may well have forgotten. We will also shed the odd interesting fact along the way, you never know, some of our hotels might be ones you can actually stay in too! Without any further ado, let’s dive straight in.
Even if you could stay here, you most probably wouldn’t want to, it would be way too scary for a start. A firm favorite for the little ones, Hotel Transylvania is a 2012 cartoon feature film. It portrays a 5-star hotel where monsters and other ghoulish characters are allowed to go.
An all-star billing provides the voices for some of the silver screens cutest monsters. Names such as Adam Sandler, CeeLo Green, Selena Gomez and Steve Buscemi helped to bounce this novel movie along for a lively 92 Minutes of computer generated action. The original cast were brought back in 2015 to perform the vocals in, yes, you’ve guessed it, Hotel Transylvania II. It’s perhaps no surprise that Sony Pictures Animation have embarked on a 3rd movie of this now highly popular franchise.
The Overlook Hotel
Thankfully the Overlook Hotel is the 2nd fictional hotel in our round-up. For those who aren’t familiar with the name at this point, you can be forgiven; however, movie followers won’t need to be reminded of the desperately crazy role that Jack Nicholson played in the flick.
Directed by no less than Stanley Kubrick, The Shining was an incredibly dark and sinister movie. To put just how good this movie is into real perspective, here’s a quote for you,
“It is one of my all-time top 11 scariest movies” – Movie Director Martin Scorsese.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Another fantastic hotel movie comes in the shape of the 2014 smash hit, The Grand Budapest Hotel. We’ve picked another fictional hotel for this piece; however, thankfully there are no real sinister events to report on.
The story itself revolves around events in the hotel between the First and Second World Wars, with the main component, Gustave H who is employed as the concierge and his relationship with lobby boy Zero Mustafa who goes on to be his best friend.
Director Wes Anderson rightfully gained a huge number of plaudits for the way the movie unraveled. The good news is that we won’t spoil anymore of it if you haven’t already seen it! Stay tuned for the 2nd part of our series where we aim to cover more hotels that featured heavily in movies. You never know, maybe some of them will be ones you can book a room in!