Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are well known for their outstanding structural design and being placed in beautiful surroundings in destinations all over the globe. What is less commonly known is that they have frequently set the scene for film directors to make their visions become a reality. Over the years Fairmont Hotels have been extremely popular in playing the role of a movie set in some of the big name films that we know and love today.
New York’s Grand Dame, The Plaza made history being the first hotel to be ‘On Location’ with Hollywood, opening its doors to Sir Alfred Hitchcock who is well known as ‘The Master of Suspense’ for the filming of the 1959 classic ‘North by Northwest.’
Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York hotel actually holds the record for the hotel with the Longest Silver Screen Resume. Not only has it featured in films itself but it has also played stunt double for hotels and cities around the world, most famously standing in for Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park in the film ‘RED’, where many rooms in the hotel were filmed but the most memorable was when Helen Mirren required a kitchen for an edge of your seat shootout.
Fairmont Royal York continued its pathway to stardom in starring in Cinderella Man in 2005. Where stars such as Russell Crowe and Reéne Zellweger have locked lines within one of its beautiful suites and many car scenes were filmed at the hotel entrance.
For those who are action lovers and are very eagle eyed when it comes to cinema viewing, you would have noticed the man that continuously proves to us that no mission is impossible Tom Cruise at Fairmont Pacific Rim. He was on set in Vancouver for the filming of ‘Mission Impossible 4’. The Owner’s Suite (also nicknamed ‘Rock Star Suite) is a hot spot for an Oscar night party, allowing access to a private rooftop tented terrace ideal for parties of up to 60 people.
Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows invited a huge cast of actors and actresses for the filming of the thriller that is ‘Fracture’. A list stars such Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Streatham and Rosamund Pike all set foot into the hotel.
This is just a small selection of the Fairmont hotels that have played a part in cinema history over the years, with their jaw-dropping architecture, luxurious interior and placement in some of the most iconic cities around the world they are perfect for portraying a scene in a storyline classic. Click here for a full list of many more Movies Filmed at Fairmont.
Contributor: Guy Hough
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