Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will be hosting the 82nd Academy Awards on March 7, 2010 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
It’s customary at this stage to write about the best hotels for the Oscars – the ones which are strategically located for the red carpet, the Los Angeles hotels with the most glitz and glamor for the after-parties, etc.
Also, since not everyone will be in LA, you’ll find below famed hotels around the world with strong connections to tinseltown.
LA Inc. – The official tourism marketing organization for Los Angeles has come up with an LA Guide to the Oscars, with a neat roundup of hotels that have links and/or proximity to the Oscars and the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland.
The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa offers a vantage point for celebrity spotting and for watching the preparations; the Roosevelt Hotel for soaking in the Oscar history; the new W Hotel with it’s own red carpet; and the Hotel Bel-Air and Beverly Wilshire as celebrity hotspots.
Movie Hotels - List of America’s top 10 movie hotels, where countless classic celluloid scenes have been shot. The list is topped by the Fairmont San Francisco, followed by the Bellagio in Las Vegas and the Plaza Hotel (also a Fairmont) in New York.
Two LA -based stars on TA’s list of movie hotels include the Millenium Biltmore and the aforementioned Beverly Wilshire.
The remainder is rounded up by the Renaissance St. Louis, The Roosevelt Hotel in New York, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Timberline Lodge in Oregon, and the Mountain Lake Hotel in Pembroke, VA.
Hotel-themed Movies - List of the top 8 academy award winning hotel movies. As in movies centred around a hotel, which went on to be nominated for an Oscar or worse…
The top three on the list are Grand Hotel (Berlin), Hotel Rwanda and Hotel Paraiso (Portugal).
The remaining five are made up of Four Rooms and Hotel, Holiday Inn, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, Hôtel Terminus – The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie, and International Hotel (aka The V.I.P.s).
Celebrity Hotels – List of the world’s top 10 hotels owned by celebrities. Properties on this list owned by Hollywood stars include Robert Redford’s cool Sundance Resort in Utah, Robert De Niro’s hot Greenwich Hotel in New York and Francis Ford Coppola’s soothing Blancaneaux Lodge in San Ignacio, Belize.
Lastly, here’s a few takes from UpTake on celebrity hotels where you’ll get a red carpet welcome, mingle with Hollywood celebs and enjoy the Oscar party atmosphere.
Take 1 – Chateau Marmont, Hollywood
Take 2 – The Standard Downtown, Los Angeles
Take 3 – The Mondrian, West Hollywood
Take 4 – Soho Grand, NYC
Take 5 – Cheeca Spa and Lodge, Florida Keys
Take 6 – Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
Take 7 – Huka Lodge, Taupo, NZ
Take 8 – Guanahani Hotel and Spa, St. Barthelemy, West indies
Take 9 – Byblos Hotel in St. Tropez, France
Take 10 – One & Only Palmilla, Cabo San Lucas