Among other cultural treasures of southern Spain, art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon visits Granada’s astonishing Alhambra. Sunday, 3pm, ABC1
The Big Apple set to music in the Liza Minnelli song-and dance hit. Wednesday, 8.30pm, Fox Classics Europe’’. She says the family decided it was actually a more appropriate word than hotel ‘‘ to describe some of the less salubrious places we stayed in’’. Gorely adds that ‘‘ another strangely appropriate one that has stood the test of time is chicken maggots (instead of nuggets), which are ubiquitous yet welcomingly familiar for the weary child traveller, on kids’ menus throughout the world’’.
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IN tune with the recent Academy Awards hoopla, Hotels.com has come up with a list of the world’s top 10 hotels made famous by movies.
One would have to argue that many of these properties were well known before their gilded lobbies were featured on the silver screen.
The Taj Lake Palace at Udaipur, India, for example, is known for much more than the setting for the adventures of Maud Adams as jewel thief Octopussy in the James Bond movie of that name.
Park Hyatt Tokyo, however, is still joyfully trading on its appearance as the hotel used in Sofia Coppola’s commended LostinTranslation and it continues to sell accommodation packages by that name.
The Grand Hotel Pupp, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic: Stood in for the Hotel Splendide in Daniel Craig’s 007 debut flick CasinoRoyale (2006).
Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan: The dislocated travellers played by Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray stayed here in LostinTranslation (2003).
The Bellagio Resort, Las Vegas, US: George Clooney (Danny Ocean) and his crew, including Matt Damon and Brad Pitt, targeted this casino hotel in OceansEleven (2001).
The Ritz, London: The characters played by Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant put on the Ritz in the heartwarming NottingHill (1999).
The Plaza Hotel, New York, US: Who could forget Macaulay Culkin as abandoned eight-year-old Kevin McCallister inHome Alone2:LostinNewYork (1992)?
Regent Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, US: Roberts’s characters love hotels; her Vivian Ward charmed Richard Gere’s Edward Lewis here in Pretty Woman (1990).
Taj Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur, India: Roger Moore’s James Bond saved the day in Octopussy (1983).
Timberline Lodge, Oregon, US: At this remote lodge, Jack Nicholson scared the socks off us all as Jack Torrance in TheShining (1980). US air fares at record lows; gain in Spain; free flights to Norfolk Island; discounted hotels. These and other money-saving offers are featured in Travel&Indulgence’s holiday deals, updated daily: