You've seen plenty of real-life hotels in movies – Chateau Marmont, Georges V, Park Hyatt Toyko et al – but have you ever heard of a movie hotel? Well, meet Hotel Paradiso. The latest word in cinephile-friendly hospitality has opened in Paris.
With a design concept even higher than one of those mad Bruckheimer/Simpson action movies from the ‘80s, Hotel Paradiso walks straight onto our list of 101 places every film lover should visit.
A hotel with a telly and stuff to watch on it may not sound like a major revolution in the hotel business, but it’s around the other details that promise to elevate a stay here into the realms of film geek heaven: the cult film posters; the La La Land karaoke booth; the fact that you dial ‘007’ to reach room service (do not order red with the fish); and the rooftop cinema and 2000-strong DVD library that are both coming soon. There’s even a Harold Lloyd/Safety Last mural painted onto the building opposite.
Situated in the 12th arrondissement, the hotel has 36 rooms, including two ‘cinema suites’ on the top floor kitted out with their own screening rooms.
It’s the brainchild of brothers Elisha and Nathanaël Karmitz, the MDs of France’s MK2 cinema chain, and one of the hotel’s rooms acts as a private booth to its adjacent cinema (pictured above).
Room rates start at around €130. Head to the hotel’s website to find out more.