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How to be a set jetter

Posted in HOTELS + VILLAS By Maggie O' Sullivan

Did you know that ‘set jetting’ is a hot travel trend? According to HotelsCombined an ncreasing number of holidaymakers are going in search of the locations used in their favourite movies and TV series: set jetting, in other words. So if you want to be on trend, here’s where HotelsCombined suggests you go.

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India

Voted the ‘most romantic hotel in the world’, this Palace hotel (above), originally built for an Indian Prince, has appeared in numerous films including Bond film Octopussy, where the hotel acted as James Bond’s lair. More recently, the hotel appeared in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  starring the likes of Maggie Smith. Set on a tiny island on Lake Pichola, this luxury 18th-century building features original art, ornate details and 24-hour butler service. B&B from £622 per night based on two adults sharing a Luxury Double in mid-June.Hotel Regina Paris, Paris, France

This historic hotel in the heart of Paris played a lead role in spy fiction classic The Bourne Identity, featuring Oscar-winner Matt Damon. Bourne is a secret agent suffering from amnesia and manages to hunt down his alter ego (John Michael Kane) who is staying at the Hotel Regina. The Regina has a luxurious Art-Noveau interior and rooms featuring views of the Eiffel Tower. From £180 per night based on two adults sharing a Deluxe Double in mid-June.Amanjena, Marrakech, Morocco

Although Sex and the City 2 was supposed to be in Abu Dhabi, filming actually took place in Morocco due to restrictions in the Emirates. One of the main locations was this sumptuous five-star resort overlooking the Atlas Mountains. Luxurious suites each feature their own private courtyards, living areas with wood-burning fireplaces and personal bars. Very SATC. B&B from £340 for a Pavilion Suite.Hotel Danieli, Venice, Italy

Situated right on the Grand Canal, this lavish waterfront hotel was a prime location in The Tourist, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. In the movie Depp’s character doesn’t have a bed to sleep in; fortunately real-life guests are virtually guaranteed a comfortable night’s sleep in this legendary award-winning Luxury Collection Hotel. From £550 per night based on two adults sharing a Deluxe Double.Millennium Biltmore Hotel, LA, USA

The Millennium Biltmore has appeared in hundreds of films and TV shows, from The Italian Job and Ocean’s Eleven to Ghostbusters and Glee. Eight Academy Award ceremonies have been held at the hotel and many famous faces, such as Walt Disney, Ginger Rogers and Clark Gable, have been guests. Designated as a historic-cultural landmark, the interior of this 1923 hotel features frescos and murals, carved marble fountains and columns, crystal chandeliers, and embroidered tapestries. From £150 per night based on two adults sharing a Double Standard.The Royal Horseguards, London, UK

This five-star hotel occupies a landmark Victorian building which was once the HQ for the British Secret Service. The quintessentially British hotel has featured in Bond films such as Skyfall, as well as the likes of The Elephant Man and The Constant Gardener. It also boasts secret tunnels which it’s said Winston Churchill once used. B&B from £189 per night based on two adults sharing a Twin Deluxe.


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