Ever been so starry-eyed at the fancy places and extravagant backdrop of locations where movies are shot? You see your favorite movie, and suddenly the plot goes unnoticed and your autofocus shifts on the picturesque locations, making you wonder where these shots are taken!
The Ye Jawani Hai Deewani dreamy resort or the Jab We Met dragon dance amidst wooden marvel house, we bring you the top 5 beautiful hotels where your favorite movies and movie stars were present, so that the next time you visit them, you feel like you are in a movie!
Chomu Palace, Jaipur (owned by Thakur Karan Singh Ji between 1606 and 1621 A.D.)
With the famous horror comedy Bhool Bhulaiya shot in the historic heritage hotel Chomu Palace, it is one of the finest vintage hotels in Jaipur owned by Thakur Karan Singh Ji. Chomu Palace has become an object of fantasy for filmmakers all over. With the expansive lush spaces, and massive architectural structure, this palace is nothing short of a dream for those who are fond of all things ancient and beautiful.
The Claridges (chain of the luxury hotels managed by Suresh Nanda)
The first five-star property of independent India in which Suresh Nanda has invested, The Claridges is an iconic Hotel in Delhi, very centrally located. The Hotel is a magnificent monument of the art deco architecture. It has been a preferred location as a backdrop for various movies and documentaries, drawing some of the finest and most fashionable guests. The Hotel has welcomed guests such as Satyajit Ray, a noted filmmaker, Ashton Kutcher (during his Steve Jobs biopic shoot), and several others. The Claridges also hosts the world-famous restaurant Dhaba, which has drawn international celebrities in search of tantalizing authentic Indian food and the Sevilla another celebrated restaurant servicing Mediterranean food in a romantic environment.
The Oberoi Udaivilas (owner Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi)
Udaipur has its fair share of the lucrative global film industry, being a hosting site for many films including classics such as James Bond starrer Octopussy, Marigold Hotel (British comedy-drama film) to Hindi movies such as Phool Baney Angaarey. The city made us fall in love again with its culture immersive locations, which we recently saw in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. If you also wish to have your own “Naina Bunny” moments, or just experience the royalty and impeccable hospitality personally, Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh owned Oberoi Udaivilas, is the place to be.
InterContinental Hotel (owned by the InterContinental HotelsGroup)
An addition to Mumbai starry skyline, Intercontinental Hotel owned by the InterContinental Hotels Group is a celebrity spot that hosts some of the best views in Mumbai. Against mesmerizing sunsets, over the spread of Arabian Sea, the Hotel is distinguished by sweeping sea views, intimate surroundings and some of the preferred spots for many celebrities including Ness Wadia, Karan Johar, Vivek Oberoi amongst others.
Hotel Roseate, Delhi (owned by Bird Group, with Ankur Bhatia as the Executive Director)
You might’ve seen Fukrey movie stills or Netflix crime thriller series Sacred Games lionizing the modern and contemporary upscale Hotel Roseate stationed in the capital’s hospitality district, Aerocity. Ideally located between the traditional avenues of New Delhi and corporate boulevard of Gurgaon, the hotel hosts a luxurious urban retreat just outside the country’s capital. It’s executive director Ankur Bhatia says that the brand is luxury on the top end. It’s a younger approach to indulgence with a tilt towards design and personalization.
These top 5 hotels take massive pride in their beautifully established vicinities, which are a sight to the sore eyes, and make you feel no less than a star in a movie.
Last modified: November 7, 2019