9 Hotels and Resorts With Big-Screen Starring Roles

by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

9 Hotels and Resorts With Big-Screen Starring Roles

by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

In the spirit of the Oscars, we've nominated our favorite luxury properties featured on film.

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St. Regis Bora Bora / Photo courtesy of the property
St. Regis Bora Bora
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St. Regis Bora Bora

This five-star oasis, in the shadow of Mount Otemanu, was the fictitious "Eden" in the film Couples Retreat, starring Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Kristen Bell, and Kristin Davis. Some creative license was taken (there are no separate couples and singles sections and, unfortunately, no loin-clothed yoga instructor), but the luxe overwater bungalows and sublime lagoon views are 100-percent real.

This five-star oasis, in the shadow of Mount Otemanu, was the fictitious "Eden" in the film Couples Retreat, starring Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Kristen Bell, and Kristin Davis. Some creative license was taken (there are no separate couples and singles sections and, unfortunately, no loin-clothed yoga instructor), but the luxe overwater bungalows and sublime lagoon views are 100-percent real.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas
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Caesars Palace

The iconic Las Vegas hotel-with its stately Forum Tower rooms and Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis-made a perfect home base for bachelor-party bacchanalia in The Hangover. Even without Bradley Cooper and his amnesiac cohorts, it's easy to go overboard between the 13 restaurants (with a fourteenth on its way), including haute Japanese eatery Nobu, and the customary bottomless drinks in the casino.

The iconic Las Vegas hotel-with its stately Forum Tower rooms and Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis-made a perfect home base for bachelor-party bacchanalia in The Hangover. Even without Bradley Cooper and his amnesiac cohorts, it's easy to go overboard between the 13 restaurants (with a fourteenth on its way), including haute Japanese eatery Nobu, and the customary bottomless drinks in the casino.

Turtle Bay Resort
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Turtle Bay Resort

Unlike just-dumped Jason Segal in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, guests will be hard-pressed to run into an ex on this expansive, 800-acre property on Oahu's secluded North Shore. With lavish villas overlooking Kuilima Cove, and activities that range from luaus and massages to surf lessons and excursions, a week here will lift your mood whether you need it or not.

Unlike just-dumped Jason Segal in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, guests will be hard-pressed to run into an ex on this expansive, 800-acre property on Oahu's secluded North Shore. With lavish villas overlooking Kuilima Cove, and activities that range from luaus and massages to surf lessons and excursions, a week here will lift your mood whether you need it or not.

Esperanza
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Esperanza

The best thing about the 2007 remake of The Heartbreak Kid (starring Ben Stiller) is the backdrop. At this stunning Los Cabos resort, you'll spend your days sunning by an infinity pool, dining cliff-side by candlelight, or relaxing on your private patio overlooking the ocean. Guests have access to personal concierge service and complimentary yoga daily as well.

The best thing about the 2007 remake of The Heartbreak Kid (starring Ben Stiller) is the backdrop. At this stunning Los Cabos resort, you'll spend your days sunning by an infinity pool, dining cliff-side by candlelight, or relaxing on your private patio overlooking the ocean. Guests have access to personal concierge service and complimentary yoga daily as well.

Inn at Perry Cabin
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The Inn at Perry Cabin

At this romantic colonial mansion on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn conned their way into the beds (and hearts) of bridesmaids Rachel McAdams and Isla Fisher in the 2005 film Wedding Crashers. The property exudes simple luxury-elegant modern furnishings, manicured lawns, and afternoon tea overlooking the Miles River, where colorful yachts are available for charter.

At this romantic colonial mansion on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn conned their way into the beds (and hearts) of bridesmaids Rachel McAdams and Isla Fisher in the 2005 film Wedding Crashers. The property exudes simple luxury-elegant modern furnishings, manicured lawns, and afternoon tea overlooking the Miles River, where colorful yachts are available for charter.

The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas
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The Ocean Club

At this posh Paradise Island, Bahamas resort, Daniel Craig made his first appearance as James Bond in 2006's Casino Royale. Opened in 1962, and recently rebranded by the Four Seasons, the Ocean Club has 107 sophisticated, Caribbean-colonial rooms and suites, 35 acres of Versailles-inspired lawns, three swimming pools, a Jean-Georges restaurant, and access to an adjacent golf course.

At this posh Paradise Island, Bahamas resort, Daniel Craig made his first appearance as James Bond in 2006's Casino Royale. Opened in 1962, and recently rebranded by the Four Seasons, the Ocean Club has 107 sophisticated, Caribbean-colonial rooms and suites, 35 acres of Versailles-inspired lawns, three swimming pools, a Jean-Georges restaurant, and access to an adjacent golf course.

Sideways Inn
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Sideways Inn

The motel where Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church embarked on a mid-life-crisis-cum-bachelor-getaway in Sideways has been revamped and renamed. Though not quite luxury, the stylish inn makes a refined, novel retreat to California's Santa Ynez Valley. It has a spa, lounge, and outdoor fire pit suited for sipping pinot with new friends, plus easy access to the area's wineries and hiking trails.

The motel where Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church embarked on a mid-life-crisis-cum-bachelor-getaway in Sideways has been revamped and renamed. Though not quite luxury, the stylish inn makes a refined, novel retreat to California's Santa Ynez Valley. It has a spa, lounge, and outdoor fire pit suited for sipping pinot with new friends, plus easy access to the area's wineries and hiking trails.

Park Hyatt Toyko
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The Park Hyatt Tokyo

Fans of Lost In Translation can relive Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson's dark-comedy boredom at this sleek Tokyo skyscraper by paying a visit to the panoramic New York Grill & Bar and serene lap pool. Occupying the top 14 floors of the 52-storey tower, the hotel is a calm oasis amid the chaotic Shinjuku business and entertainment district.

Fans of Lost In Translation can relive Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson's dark-comedy boredom at this sleek Tokyo skyscraper by paying a visit to the panoramic New York Grill & Bar and serene lap pool. Occupying the top 14 floors of the 52-storey tower, the hotel is a calm oasis amid the chaotic Shinjuku business and entertainment district.

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