The nominees are out! It’s Awards season again, and everyone is booking their favorite spot on the couch for a front-row seat to watch. While it may be one thing to watch your favorite movies and celebs at the awards, what if you could actually experience some of this year’s nominees firsthand?
Before the big night on February 22nd, Booking.com is back at it, showing their respects in the best way they can – with a list of the greatest nominated movie-inspired accommodations. From Whiplash’s instrumental theme on the nightstand, to The Grand Budapest Hotel’s International destinations, Planet Earth’s number one accommodation site has scoured their database of over 580,000 properties to find the best room for this year’s blockbuster hits.
Hotel da Música (Porto, Portugal)
Damien Chazelle’s drama follows the story of Andrew Neiman, a 19-year-old jazz drummer who is living his dream at Shaffer Conservatory, the best music school in the U.S. Portugal’s Hotel da Música is adorned from entrance to bed with musical notes and classical instruments. Even the lamps in this 4-star hotel will have you thinking soft melodies. So, while you can’t learn a new instrument overnight, there are hotels that will give visitors sweet sounding dreams.
· Part of Mercado do Bom Sucesso building, the design Hotel da Música offers a 24-hour reception 400 metres from Casa da Música Metro Station.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Emmerich Hotel Görlitz (Görlitz, Germany)
The drama, set between the first and second World Wars, follows the adventures of legendary concierge, Gustave H, and lobby boy, Zero Moustafa, at the famous Grand Budapest Hotel. While the movie is set in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka, much of the filming took place in Görlitz, Germany. Located in the charming Görlitz Old Town, the Emmerich Hotel Görlitz will provide visitors with an authentic Zubrowka experience.
· The hotel is just 200 metres from the Altstadtbrücke, which crosses the Polish border to the town of Zgorzelec.
The Theory of Everything
Hotel Maison Boutique (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
The romantic drama tells the life story of Physicist Stephen Hawking, from his whirlwind relationship with Jane Wilde, to his theories of black holes, and his debilitating ALS diagnosis. The Hotel Maison Boutique’s “Mission to the Mars” room allows visitors to feel as if they’re floating through space and time – maybe this is exactly what they need to understand the space-time continuum!
· The hotel is within a 20-minute walk of shopping malls Pavilion and Fahrenheit 88.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Pearl hotel (New York City, United States)
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s dark comedy stars Michael Keaton playing Riggan Thomson, a Hollywood actor trying to reinvent himself as the lead in a Broadway adaptation of a Raymond Carver short story. NYC’s The Pearl hotel provides visitors with the true NYC, Times Square experience, similar to Riggan’s.
· Public transportation is 2 blocks away at the 49th Street Subway Station which offers easy access to area attractions.
· South Central Park and Rockefeller Center are within a 10-minute walk from the New York Pearl Hotel.