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James Bond earns recognition for the hotels at which he stays

24-Feb-2009 • Bond Style

James Bond movies pack the biggest punch for the profile of the hotels they are shot in, with three making a list of the top 10 hotels made famous on film.

Travel website hotels.com has identified the most popular hotels around the world made famous by movies and their stars - reports The West.

Topping the list is The Grand Hotel Pupp in the Czech Republic, the scene of Daniel Craig’s debut as Bond in Casino Royale (2006).

Further down the list at No 7 is the Taj Lake Palace Hotel in India, made famous by Roger Moore as Bond in Octopussy (1983).

And at No 9 is The British Colonial Hilton in the Bahamas, where Thunderball (1965) and Never Say Never Again (1983) were shot with Sean Connery as the lead.

The website’s director Johan Svanstrom said travellers were clearly influenced by star power.

“Many people want to have the chance to relive their favourite movie stars’ experience for themselves,” he said.

Top 10 hotels made famous by movie stars:

1. The Grand Hotel Pupp, Czech Republic - Daniel Craig starring as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006)

2. The Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan - Scarlet Johansson starring in Lost in Translation (2003)

3. The Bellagio Resort, Las Vegas, USA - George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt starring in Oceans Eleven (2001)

4. The Ritz, London, UK - Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant starring in Notting Hill (1999)

5. Plaza Hotel, New York, USA - Macaulay Culkin starring in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

6. Regent Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, USA - Julia Roberts and Richard Gere starring in Pretty Woman (1990)

7. Taj Lake Palace Hotel, India - Roger Moore starring as James Bond in Octopussy (1983)

8. Timberline Lodge, Oregon, USA - Jack Nicholson starring in The Shining (1980)

9. The British Colonial Hilton, Nassau, Bahamas - Sean Connery starring as James Bond in Thunderball (1965) and Never Say Never Again (1983)

10. Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, USA - where tourists have the best chance of spotting a movie star.

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