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stdClass Object ( [ID] => 32276 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2013-10-17 04:51:42 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-10-17 04:51:42 [post_content] => FROM lake based palaces to neon-lit high rise or colonial elegance, Asia's hotels have featured prominently on the silver screen. Featuring Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Thailand, these five hotels might be next on your accommodation list.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
The former royal summer palace of the Mewar dynasty has developed a new lease of life in more recent years as both a luxury hotel and good backdrop for a movie. India's most romantic hotel, the Lake Palace luxury hotel, has starred in the James Bond film Octopussy, and The Best Exotic Gold Marigold Hotel, The Jewel in the Crown and Bollywood film Yaadein. Thanks to its location on a lake, at least during monsoon season, it makes for a superb film setting. And because its a hotel, a rather exclusive one though, you can actually visit the set. Fans of The Best Exotic Gold Marigold Hotel may also be interested to discover the hotel used in the movie for stars like Maggie Steed and Julie Dench's new home is actually Ravla Khempur, an hour from Udaipur. This equestrian hotel was a former tribal chieftain palace and has the run down but quiet setting required for the movie. Check rates and availability at the Taj Lake Palace on Agoda.com [caption id="attachment_32277" align="aligncenter" width="603" caption="Pic: tajhotels.com"][/caption]
The Peninsula, Hong Kong
This colonial hotel in Kowloon dates back to 1928 and is the flagship property for The Peninsula Hotels group. It has stunning views over Victoria Harbour and the ultimate in luxury and service. It also has a private helipad that was added in 1994. For this reason it was chosen for scenes in the 2007 movie The Dark Knight starring Morgan Freeman and Christopher Bale. Other locations in Hong Kong include Times Square at Causeway Bay and the International Finance Centre. The hotel also featured in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. Should you visit look out for the hotel's collection of Rolls Royces. Check rates and availability at The Peninsula on Agoda.com [caption id="attachment_32279" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Pic: WiNG, CC."][/caption]
Raffles Hotel, Singapore
Raffles Hotel in Singapore is a place of legend with many claims to fame - writers and foreign correspondents have hung out here, the Singapore Sling cocktail was invented here, and Queen Elizabeth has stayed along with a slew of other celebrities. The writer W Somerset Maugham was one of these guests and reportedly used the gossip he overheard at Raffles for his own tales. It makes sense then that the hotel, the very symbol of colonial elegance and opulence with chandeliers, grandfather clocks and grand pianos, should have featured in a film. It's actually been in several. Paradise Road starts at Raffles with scenes from an elegant party in 1942 before the fall of Singapore. It also featured in Murakami Ryu's novel that was made into a film titled Raffles Hotel and the 1967 film Pretty Polly. Check rates and availability at Raffles Hotel on Agoda.com [caption id="attachment_32278" align="aligncenter" width="505" caption="Pic: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen, CC."][/caption]
Park Hyatt, Tokyo, Japan
Lost in Translation was filmed almost entirely shot in Tokyo’s Shinjuku and Shibuya districts with classic neon-lit scenes of these entertainment areas. The Park Hyatt itself plays a big role in scenes where the main characters played by Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson stay and meet. Views you may recall include those overlooking Tokyo from their windows, swimming in the sky pool and visiting the incredible New York Bar. The Park Hyatt is posh, luxurious and glamorous and you can still visit without being a paying guest, but there are seating charges that might set you back and opt for the rental cost of viewing the movie instead of the actual location. Check rates and availability at the Park Hyatt on Agoda.com [caption id="attachment_32281" align="alignnone" width="654" caption="Pic: tokyo.park.hyatt.com"][/caption]
lebua at State Tower Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Even if The Hangover Part II isn't really your thing it provides a great backdrop for some amazing views over Bangkok. Some of the more memorable scenes were filmed at The Lebua hotel. Scenes in the film include the Tower Club, Sky Bar, open air Sirocco restaurant, the Dome and even The Hangover Suite that can be booked for just US $2200 a night. The hotel even serves a Hangovertini. But if you're at all concerned about the premise for the film, go easy on these. Check rates and availability at lebua on Agoda.com [caption id="attachment_32282" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Pic: lebua.com"][/caption] [post_title] => On location: 5 Asian hotels on the silver screen [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => on-location-5-asian-hotels-on-the-silver-screen [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2013-11-24 03:31:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2013-11-24 03:31:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.travelwireasia.com/?p=32276 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

On location: 5 Asian hotels on the silver screen

On location: 5 Asian hotels on the silver screen
October 17, 2013 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

FROM lake based palaces to neon-lit high rise or colonial elegance, Asia’s hotels have featured prominently on the silver screen. Featuring Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Thailand, these five hotels might be next on your accommodation list. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India The former royal summer palace of the Mewar dynasty has developed a…>

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Marina Bay Sands: Live the high life in Singapore

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April 15, 2013 - 0 Comments - Mike Aquino

THE Marina Bay Sands hotel and entertainment complex is an impressively-designed project rising above the Marina Bay district of Singapore – the result of over $5 billion in planning and execution that transformed the city-state and its formerly stodgy reputation for the better. The three towers contain 2,561 rooms and suites with a single three-acre…>

Urban oases: 5 serene city hotels in Asia

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March 25, 2013 - 0 Comments - Casey Hynes

IT’S always nice to take in a bit of nature, even when visiting some of the world’s largest cities. A stay at one of these hotels affords you not only comfortable, cozy accommodations but also views of some of Asia’s loveliest urban green spaces. Whether you’re surrounded by the natural beauty of northern Thailand in…>

Hotel Fort Canning: An urban oasis in Singapore

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March 11, 2013 - 0 Comments - Mike Aquino

THE Hotel Fort Canning combines respect for history with an understated, contemporary luxury; the result is a posh (but not overly extravagant), cozy, and high-tech retreat set within the protective cocoon of the Fort Canning Park. It manages to stand apart from Singapore’s hustle and bustle while being only minutes away from Singapore’s public transport…>

New Majestic Hotel: Elegance & eccentricity in Singapore’s Chinatown

New Majestic Hotel: Elegance & eccentricity in Singapore’s Chinatown
January 21, 2013 - 1 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

SOME travelers complain that Singapore’s Chinatown has become too up-market and gentrified. Now while it’s true that fashionable boutiques and international restaurants seem out of place in an historic district like Chinatown, the extra revenue they generate can – with the right planning and initiatives – work wonders for restoration. New Majestic Hotel is a…>

Hotel 1929: A stylish Singapore stay

Hotel 1929: A stylish Singapore stay
January 8, 2013 - 0 Comments - Liz Ledden

HOTEL 1929 is a stylish, boutique hotel located in Singapore’s Chinatown district. It is named after the year the five adjoining shophouses forming the hotel were constructed. The restored art deco exterior evokes a grand past, while the interior is full of modern and retro furniture and décor, with some pieces from the hotelier’s private…>

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