Whether it’s detective or sentimental intrigue, or even cynical criticism of society, several television series released in recent years have a hotel as their setting. From the south of France to Florida via Sicily and New Yorkdiscover our selection of hotels where to stay in the footsteps of our favorite series heroes and heroines!
The Seven Seas Hotel in Miami, Florida, in “Dexter”
Sensitive souls refrain ! If you have followed the adventures of serial killer Dexter, in the eponymous series in eight seasons, you will surely recognize the Seven Seas Hotel from Miamiin Florida: this is indeed the first crime scene in the series, where the “refrigerated truck killer” deposits his very first victim.
If it is possible to stay in this typical American hotel with its vintage look, it is still necessary not to have in mind the plot of the American series… at the risk of not sleeping on both ears!
Sleep in the hotels of the two seasons of “The White Lotus”
Impossible not to mention in this selection the two hotels which serve as the setting for the plot of the hit HBO series “The White Lotus”, quite simply because the script of the series is based on the fact that the plot takes place in within a hotel.
Two seasons of this series can already be viewed, and each was shot in hotels of the luxury hotel group “Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts”: season 1 sees the characters evolve within the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Hawaiiwhile it is at the San Domenico Palace, in Sicily, that other colorful personalities meet in season 2.
While the last episode of season 2 captivated viewers, bets are already off on where the third season will be filmed. The director mentioned the Asian continent, he who has already filmed in UNITED STATES and in Europe, confident that “Season 3 could be an amusing satire on the relationship to spirituality, death and religion in the East.”
the Big–Cape Town Hotel–Ferratthe hotel from the French series “Grand Hôtel”
The first season of the “Grand Hôtel” series was released in France in 2020, an adaptation of the Spanish series of the same name broadcast between 2011 and 2013. The eight episodes tell the story of a waiter of a historic palace on the Côte d’Azur in search of what happened to his missing sister.
This historic palace is none other than the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a prestigious establishment located at the tip of Cap-Ferrat, about ten kilometers from Nice. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this historic setting has seen personalities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Winston Churchill in the past, and today houses a Provençal restaurant awarded a Michelin star, and an incredible swimming pool… among other things!
Soma Retreat in Byron Bay in “Nine Perfect Strangers”
Here’s a spot that ticks all the boxes for the idyllic place for a spiritual retreat on paper: in the middle of a bamboo forest, this peaceful oasis is just 10 minutes from Byron Bay in the hinterland, but seems to be thousands of miles away from the hustle and bustle of Australian life.
Large communal dining table, infinity pool, geodesic dome but also infrared sauna: everything is like in the “Nine Perfect Strangers” mini-series, which tells the story of nine strangers gathered in a fitness center during the A few days.
The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles in “Hollywood”
For more than a century, the luxurious Beverly Hills Hotel, located in the city of the same name, in the county of Los Angeles, welcomes international stars as well as one-day stars. Tropical gardens, exotic flowers and other emblematic palm trees of the California surround this legendary hotel inaugurated in 1912 and nicknamed “le Palace Rose” because of the color of its walls.
It is this setting that the creators of the “Hollywood” mini-series, commissioned by Netflix from director and producer Ryan Murphy, chose for certain scenes. We discover the escapades of the actors of the cinema industry in the middle of Hollywood’s golden age, just after the Second World War, in Los Angeles. We see in particular the protagonists in a bungalow of the hotel, whose wallpaper “Martinique Banana Leaf” is the trademark.
The Plaza Athénée in Paris in “Emily in Paris”
Before watching the third season of the series “Emily in Paris“, which will be broadcast on Netflix just before Christmaswhy not dive back into an episode of the first season, where we see the sprightly heroine played by Lily Collins make a visit to the Plaza Athénée, a palace located on the prestigious avenue Montaigne, between the Champs-Elysées and the Eiffel Tower. The young American met the actress Brooklyn Clark there in the Haute Couture Eiffel Suite.
The Soho House New York in “Sex and the City”
The Magnolia Bakery, the Louis K. Meisel art gallery or even the Staten Island ferry: there are many places and activities in New York that have been highlighted by the “Sex and the City” series, which narrates the adventures of perennial bachelor Carrie Bradshaw and her group of friends.
Not forgetting the Soho House New York, a hotel and private club housed in a former warehouse, a stone’s throw from the High Line. You don’t go down to this establishment in the very trendy Meatpacking District just to sleep: members, who must be sponsored and pay an annual entrance fee of several hundred dollars, can notably network around the swimming pool on the rooftop.