Add some “Hollywood” to your next trip!

Add some “Hollywood” to your next trip!

Part of the magic of a great movie lies in the use of striking and evocative locations, and many filming locations from hit-films have become tourist attractions through the association.

Classic examples of this are the way that the Lord of the Rings trilogy raised the profile of New Zealand, Harry Potter put Alnwick Castle in the UK on the map and fans of Danny Boyle movie The Beach still flock to Thailand to see the idyllic setting for themselves.

To help satisfy film-fans wanderlust, has selected some of the best hotels and homes worldwide which you will recognise from smash-hit films, including family favourites like the Sound of Music and Casino Royale. With a stay in these beautiful locations you can relive your favourite moments and inject some Hollywood glamour to your getaway!

The Great Gatsby (2013): The Plaza – New York, USA


Enjoying a prime location close to Central Park and Fifth Avenue, The Plaza is a timeless example of art-deco elegance, and featured famously in The Great Gatsby novel and 2013 film.

the-plaza-1The Plaza is synonymous with luxury, where you can party in style like Gatsby and Daisy in the many sophisticated bars and restaurants, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and exclusive shops.

Bridget Jones (2001): Stoke Park – Buckinghamshire, UK


stoke-park-1This gorgeous stately home in the rolling English countryside was the fantastic setting for the ill-fated weekend mini-break in Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001).

Stoke ParkIn addition to indulging in a spot of poetry on the boating lake like Bridget, this luxurious stately home offers 300 acres of parkland to explore, a sumptuous spa, 27-hole golf course, tennis courts and an award winning restaurant.

The Hangover (2009): Caesar’s Palace – Las Vegas, USA


This legendary Las Vegas institution has featured in many films, but most famously was the setting for riotous comedy The Hangover in 2009.

caesars-palaceWhilst you may be looking for a less eventful visit to Las Vegas then Bradley Cooper and co, Caesar’s Palace is a fantastic place to stay to enjoy the thrills of Las Vegas, complete with a range of fine-dining options, a modest seven swimming pools to choose from and an elegant spa offering an extensive range of treatments for a luxurious stay.

Quantum of Solace (2008): Villas in Talamone I – Tuscany, Italy


The Villa la Torre served as Mathis’ hideout in Bond’s 2008 adventure Quantum of Solace.

villa-in-talamone-i-1Benefitting from stunning, panoramic sea views and a peaceful secluded terrace with pool, this cliff-top villa is the perfect restful retreat.

The Sound of Music (1965): Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron – Salzburg, Austria

Schloss Leopoldskron;

The Sound of Music is a timeless classic, thanks in part to the stunning natural beauty of the Austrian Alps.

Schloss Leopoldskron;The historic Leopoldskron Palace was one of the primary filming locations, and offers exclusive accommodation in the palace itself, surrounded by the beautiful lake and mountains so familiar from the film, whilst being only 1.2 miles from the charming historic centre of Salzburg.

Lost in Translation (2003): Park Hyatt Hotel Tokyo, Japan


The setting for the hit romantic drama starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, The Park Hyatt is a luxurious five star hotel which towers over the Tokyo skyline.

park-hyatt-tokyo-1Offering world-class service alongside the other-worldly views, guests can dine at the 52nd floor restaurant, indulge in the spa and share a drink in the iconic bar for a truly romantic stay.

Entourage (2015): The Villa Sophia – Los Angeles, USA

the-villa-sophia-1A location for the 2015 comedy, this palatial villa is secluded in the celebrity-filled hills of Los Feliz, offering panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline.

the-villa-sophiaIt’s is the perfect base for a quiet retreat after sightseeing, with a peaceful pool, hot tub and outdoor living area to relax in and enjoy the famous Californian climate.

Casino Royale (2006): Grand Hotel Pupp – Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic


The Grand Hotel Pupp, located in the spa town of Karlovy Vary, served as the glamourous Hotel Splendide in Bond’s 2006 adventure Casino Royale. Founded in 1701, this impressive hotel boasts an illustrious history, previously accommodating guests such as Johan Sebastian Bach and Richard Wagner.

grandhotel-pupp-1A highlight for guests is the luxurious Royal Spa, which is beautifully stylish, with a staggering range of facilities and treatments on offer.

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