James Bond is famous for his lavish taste in strictly luxurious 5-star hotels. Following the release of the much-anticipated Skyfall, the 23rd film in the legendary spy series, Splendia brings you a selection of our hotels that have played host to 007, his ever-changing enemies and his Bond girls over the years.
Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Skyfall sees Daniel Craig give his third performance as Bond, travelling from the UK to China and Istanbul. A former Ottoman Palace overlooking the Bosphorus, Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul embodies the lavishness synonymous with 007. Arrive at the hotel in true Bond style, by limousine, boat or even helicopter, and indulge in the personalised 24-hour butler service.
The Langham London
In Pierce Brosnan’s debut as 007 in GoldenEye, the entryway of The Langham London doubles as the Grand Hotel Europe, during Bond’s trip to St Petersburg. Guests at the hotel can sip Martinis “shaken, not stirred” at the glamorous Artesian Bar, or visit the dazzling Palm Court, renowned birthplace of the quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea. Ironically, although not featured in the film, the real Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg is also a Splendia hotel!
Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
Pierce Brosnan was lucky enough to experience two Splendia hotels during his time as the
MI6 agent. We witness Bond’s daring climb from the Atlantic suite to the rooftop globe of Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg, after killing Dr Kaufman in Tomorrow Never Dies. Guests at this 5-star hotel can follow (most of) Bond’s footsteps, by staying in the same suite featured in the film, with breathtaking views of Outer Alster Lake. There is even a private cinema, so you can relive the 007 magic on the big screen.
Palácio Estoril Portugal Hotel Golf & Spa
George Lazenby is the only actor in the history of the films to have played the suave spy just once. Luckily for Mr Lazenby, his Bond character visited Portugal On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, where he stayed at the impressive Palácio Estoril Hotel – a WWII meeting place for British and German spies. The 5-star hotel has an adjacent golf course, as well as a luxury spa.
The Peninsula Hong Kong
In The Man with the Golden Gun, the ninth spy film in the series, James Bond – played by Sir Roger Moore – runs into a fleet of green Rolls Royce limousines after following the villain’s mysterious mistress to The Peninsula. The hotel’s 14 Rolls Royce Phantoms currently replace the old Silver Shadows featured in the film, and are available to transport guests to and from the airport in classic 007 style. Guests can now dine in the Philippe Starck-designed rooftop restaurant – something even Bond never got a chance to do.
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