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Iconic Movie Hotels

New research from Genting Casino has looked at the hotels featured in some of the most iconic films of the past few decades that can actually be visited - and how well they are rated. Each location’s popularity has been determined by a unique index score - generated by the number of hashtags they've racked up on Instagram, as well Google and Tripadvisor reviews, with the lower the overall index score the higher the ranking.


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The data shows that the Bellagio in Las Vegas - which was a focal point in Ocean’s Eleven, emerges as number one and home to iconic resorts such as Resorts World, Caesar’s Palace and MGM - in a top 10 that also includes hotels featured in The Witches, Crazy Rich Asians and The Bodyguard.  


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  • Index score created using data from Tripadvisor, Google and Instagram 
  • Figures taken 08/08/23 

Ocean’s Eleven - Bellagio, Las Vegas   

The Bellagio is closely associated with the Ocean’s Eleven as the plot centres around a heist to rob the resort’s casino. Plus, it also showcases its famous dancing fountains, as the main players are gathered in front of one of its majestic displays at the end of the film.   



Crazy Rich Asians - Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 

Marina Bay Sands is one of the incredible locations and venues used in the 2018 romcom that explores the world of ultra wealthy families in Singapore. The landmark hotel was opened in 2010 and has also featured in a number of programmes and video games too. 



The Bodyguard - Fontainebleau, Miami 

The Fontainebleau in Miami featured in Whitney Houston's movie debut, but it's been a setting for many other pictures too. The Bodyguard is just one of many shot at the location, with others including Scarface, Goldfinger and The Birdcage.  


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Miami's iconic Fontainebleau


Notting Hill - The Ritz, London 

The Ritz served as the host of the press junket where Hugh Grant’s character famously declared himself as a reporter for Horse and Hound magazine, just to get close to Julia Roberts’ Anna Scott. The iconic five star London hotel is synonymous with grandeur and luxury, and also has Grade II listed status. 


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Notting Hill featured The Ritz


The Hangover - Caesars Palace, Las Vegas 

One of Vegas’ most iconic hotels played home to much of the action of 2009’s The Hangover, where a stag party staying in one of the suites happened to lose their groom. It managed to shoot on location for most of the scenes based at the hotel, showcasing the chaos of Sin City. 



Forgetting Sarah Marshall - Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii 

The resort where Jason Segel’s character famously went to get over the titular Sarah, before she turns up there on her own holiday, is in Oahu, Hawaii. Given its location, it comes as no surprise that it offers breathtaking views and outstanding scenery. 



 Lost in Translation - Park Hyatt Tokyo, Tokyo 

Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson play lost souls who connect at the Park Hyatt Tokyo in Sofia Coppola's film. The hotel is housed in the Shinjuku Park Tower, taking up the top floors making a superb vantage point for the bustling city.  


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Park Hyatt dominating the Tokyo skyline


Pretty Woman - Beverly Wilshire, Los Angeles 

Julia Roberts’ Vivian gets a taste of the good life with Richard Gere’s wealthy businessman at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. It’s located on Rodeo Drive, where the character also had her famous shopping spree after being turned down by snobby shop assistants. Big mistake. HUGE!



The Witches - The Headland Hotel, Cornwall 

The Headland Hotel and Spa was renamed Hotel Excelsior for the 1990 film which starred Angelica Huston as the terrifying Grand High Witch. Situated right next to the coast, its dramatic location served as the perfect place for the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book. 


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The stunning Headland Hotel


Home Alone 2 - The Plaza, New York 

After being separated from his family - again - Kevin McCallister checks into The Plaza Hotel in the Home Alone sequel where he famously bumps into Donald Trump, who was the real owner at the time. Standing for over a century, it’s a New York icon and also a National Historical Landmark. 


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