“I know that place! I spent my weekend there!”, that’s what you can commonly hear people saying while watching movies and TV shows on Netflix. That’s because the streaming giant prefers shooting in real-life environments instead of building fake ones in the studio. Hotels have always been attractive to the entertainment industry.
Finding the right hotel for a movie is really important. It can help make a movie or a show appear more eye-catching by generating a “wow moment” for viewers. Plus, it’s free marketing for hotels resulting in a win-win situation for everyone. Let’s see the top 10 famous stays that appeared in Netflix Movies and TV shows.
21C Hotel in Lexington, Ky.
Did you watch The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix? If you didn’t, you should add it to your watchlist. More than 60 million people worldwide watched it. Some of its most iconic scenes were shot in the 21C Hotel in Lexington.
There is even one room redesigned to honor Beth Harmon, who plays a chess savant in the show. After the show premiere, the rooms at this particular hotel in the 21C Hotel Chain went from $110 to $220 a night.
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
“The One” is a very interesting and distinctive series found on Netflix. It’s a sci-fi show entertaining the idea that our DNA can reveal our perfect partner. If you watch the show, you will notice the beautiful indoor scenery. Many scenes in “The One” were in fact shot inside the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.
There are more than several shots taken outside of the hotel too. It’s one of the most recognizable hotels worldwide, thanks to its unique architecture and style.
Constance Hotels & Resorts
Resort to Love is a classic movie that you’ll watch on Valentine’s Day. It’s about a pop star trying to live through being dumped by her fiance. She also starts working at a luxury resort which brings us to Constance Hotels & Resorts, where the movie was filmed.
The hotel in the movie is located in the Republic of Mauritius. This 6-star resort is famous for powder-soft white sand, tropical gardens, swimming pools and breathtaking ocean views.
Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
Emily in Paris is a popular Netflix series featuring Lily Collins. The show’s protagonist is a likable American girl seeking her place in France and giving her best to live life as the French do. The show becomes quite eye-catching when she arrives at Saint Tropez.
That’s where you can notice one particularly beautiful hotel. It is, of course, Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel known to everyone who has visited Cote D’Azur at least once in their lives.
La Mamounia Marrakech
Inventing Anna is a real hit on the Netflix streaming platform. It has won the hearts of many audience demographics. The show is about a con woman named Anna who scammed her way into the circles of the social elite.
During the show, Anna frequents many lavish hotels, but the one featured in episode 6 really steals the viewers’ attention. In this episode, Anna stays in Hotel La Mamounia, located in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Mohonk Mountain House
Do you remember the hotel from the Upload? You probably heard that it was fake. Well, yeah, the Hotel in the Upload may be fictional, but the filmed location is itself most certainly real. The hotel in the Upload is, in fact, the Mohonk Mountain House.
The famous Lakeview resort features a large castle hotel located in the famous Hudson Valley. The hotel is situated on the Shawangunk Ridge overlooking the stunning Lake Mohonk.
Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Bridgerton is one of the most famous Netflix TV shows of all time. It tells the story of several high-society characters, and everything takes place in London during the 1800s. We can freely say that the starring role in the show belongs to Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.
That’s where most of the scenes were filmed, and it’s not the first time the hotel has appeared in movies and shows. You can also see it in “Pride and Prejudice” and “The Duchess”.
Santa Marina, Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos
Greed is one of the more recent movies by Sony Pictures. The protagonist in the movie is a self-made British billionaire who is now having financial troubles. The movie was shot in many attractive destinations and locations.
One location is quite recognizable, especially to people aware of what Europe has to offer. It is the Santa Marina Luxury Collection Resort in Mykonos. The resort is famous for hitting a sweet spot between luxurious amenities and minimalistic sophistication.
The Palace Of The Lost City Hotel
It has been almost two years since Blended by Adam Sandler landed on Netflix. If you want to see what can happen during a surprise trip to Africa, you should definitely check it out. You can see many breathtaking locations in the movie.
However, the key location is the Palace of the Lost City hotel. It’s one of the most luxurious hotels in the region with a water park, golf courses, and swimming pools.
TRS Coral Hotel
If you love reality TV, you probably know all about the Love is Blind show. If you’ve seen Love is Blind season 2, then you may be under the impression that you’ve spent days in the hotel just from watching the show. The hotel in question is TRS Coral Hotel.
This hotel is a jewel of Cancun, Mexico. It’s famous for its exclusive beach club, swimming pools, gym, and spa.
Our list barely scratches the surface of famous hotels featured in the entertainment industry. These are only the most famous hotels and resorts featured in Netflix movies and TV series. The bond between the hotel and movie industry is strong, and it will only grow stronger in the years to come.
Graduated from Standford University, Arielle has over 5 years of experience in the Hospitality industry. She holds an MBA in business administration from the IDC Herzliya, Israel. She currently works as Account Manager at UpStay, building and maintaining strong, long-lasting customer relationships. She is deeply passionate about helping hoteliers unlock significant new revenue streams from unsold premium inventory.