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Oscar-ready: Hotels featured in some of our favorite movies

Posted by Melanie Nayer  February 20, 2013 01:08 PM

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How many times have you walked into a hotel and thought to yourself, "I've seen this somewhere before..." Hotels are commonly the backdrop for many movie shoots, and with Oscar night just a few nights away, we thought we'd take a look at a few of our favorites.

Just in time for the Academy Awards, and in honor of the The Leading Hotels of the World's 85th anniversary, the hotel group released their list of hotels that starred in some of our favorite major motion pictures.

You likely know that The Bellagio was site of one of the most beloved crime-comedies of 2001, "Ocean Eleven", but did you know that The Ritz London was one of the interiors used in the romantic comedy, "Notting Hill", or that over 100 items from Room 512 of Ritz Paris was recreated for Tom Hanks' thriller "The DaVinci Code"?

The new LHW website,, features 85 different hotels that made an appearance in iconic films throughout time. I captured a few of my favorites in the photos below. Grab the Good-n-Plenty's, pop your popcorn, and check out how many look familiar to you.

Adlon.jpg"Unknown" (Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin)

Ashford_under_the_stars_(reduced).jpg"The Quiet Man" (Ashford Castle, Cong/Ireland)

Dolder Grand 2 - Girl With Dragon Tattoo.jpg"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" (The Dolder Grand, Switzerland)

KD-_royal_suite_bedroom.jpg"Exodus" (King David, Jerusalem)

La Mamounia 2 - Man Who Knew Too Much.jpg"The Man Who Knew Too Much" (La Mamounia, Marrakech)

LeBristol-Suite_Prestige_Elysee_Copyright_Sordello.jpg"Midnight in Paris" (Hotel Le Bristol, Paris)

Ritz_Long_Gallery_New_004.jpg"Notting Hill" (The Ritz London)

TajLakePalace.jpg"Octopussy" (Taj Lake Palace, India)

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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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