Our first two parts of this series have sent us to three fictional hotels and three real-life ready to stay hotels. Readers will remember we looked at the likes of Hotel Transylvania, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Beverly Hills Wilshire, The Hyatt Tokyo, The Plaza Hotel New York and The Overlook Hotel.
There have been some really great movies made with these hotels in mind. Can we better the previous two blogs with this offering, we sincerely hope so! Let’s dive straight into the third and final piece about hotels from movies.
Caesars Palace – Las Vegas
Another top-quality hotel with a top-quality movie comes in the shape of Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. The expression “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” was never truer than when a group of five best friends embark on what can only be described as a weekend of debauchery. Yes, you have guessed it, the smash hit movie Hangover was filmed pretty much entirely in this hotel. The story unfolds just two days before Doug is due to get married, with his best friends set on giving him a send-off that will never be forgotten.
Locations that viewers will remember all too well included:
- The Rooftop Area – final scene
- Lobby Area
- Front Desk
- Driveway Entrance
The escapades of the unlikeliest group of friends were not the only movies shot at this location, others included:
- Iron Man
- Dream Girls
- The Big Short
- Rain Man
Timberline Lodge – Oregon
Okay, this next passage might take some explaining! Readers of our first blog will remember that we featured The Overlook Hotel from the horror movie The Shining? Well that hotel is actually a fictional hotel and doesn’t really exist – this is what we explained in the first blog.
However, the Timberline Lodge was used to film the exterior shots in the Stanley Kubrick movie, the interior shots were filmed at Elstree Studios. Thankfully the hotel hasn’t been beset by too many “movie nutters” and is a thriving business for would be skiers of all standards. Now that all of that’s been cleared up, let’s move on to our final hotel.
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel – Los Angeles
Another great all-American hotel comes in the shape of The Millennium Biltmore in LA. To be fair Hollywood has had a long fascination with his splendid hotel, pretty much from the point when it first opened its doors way back in 1923.
Chinatown and The Sting are perhaps two of the most famous movies to be set here; however, we can’t forget the likes of Beverly Hills Cop and Ghostbusters which also many scenes had shot here. Another hotel which additional movies, the Millennium Biltmore has also featured in the following hit movies:
- Cruel Intentions
- The Fabulous Baker Boys
- Bachelor Party
When you have a hotel as lavish as this one it should come as no surprise that a great many movie directors want to take an advantage! That completes our final blog, we do hope that you have enjoyed reading about a few of the best hotels that have featured on the silver screen.