August 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
Sofia Coppola always travels for her movies. During her latest film Somewhere, she was home in Los Angeles; for Lost in Translation she was in Tokyo and for Marie Antoinette, Paris. During all these movies she had to do a lot of research for different locations, so she’s the perfect person to ask about hotels. Here are her favourites- anywhere.
The Ritz, Paris: “Bonafide ‘old Paris’ elegant glamour. For ultimate spoiling.”
Covent Garden Hotel, London: “For a homey place and great service. And, of course, the perfect tea.”
Claridge’s, London: “I can remember staying there as a kid with my family. I love the deco bar.” (DVF designed a series of the hotel’s rooms and suites. This room is one of them)
Park Hyatt, Tokyo: “For sentimental reasons, and the view over Tokyo at night.” (The hotel was the setting of Lost in Translation)
Turtle Inn, Placencia, Belize: “My dad has a little resort there on the beach, which feels far from the rest of world.”
Gorakadan Onsen Ryokan, Japan: “This traditional onsen—Japanese hot springs and spa resort—deep in the mountains tops the list. ‘Get a room with a private stone bath outside.'”