DESIGN ON FILM
Let’s Check In!
Story by Anton Adianto
Hotels, from cheap lodgings to swanky five-star landmarks, often feature center stage on the big screen. Some films even use hotel names as their movie title, such as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – although the hotels in these two movies do not actually exist in real life! There are, however, hundreds of films shot on location in actual hotels. The following hotels have appeared, as themselves, in a string of well-known movies. Some have even become established icons because of their starring roles on the silver screen.
This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (75th Edition) in 2016.