Tour The World In Bond’s Shoes

 The Peninsula – Hong Kong

The Man with the Golden Gun

Roger Moore stayed in The Peninsula in Hong Kong in the film The Man with the Golden Gun. It is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, located in a historic building in the district of Kowloon, the most commercial area of the city.

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 Hotel New Otani – Tokyo

You Only Live Twice

The New Otani hotel is the headquarters of Osato Chemicals, the Japanese front for Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s SPECTRE operation. The hotel was built in 1964 by former sumo wrestler Yonetaro Otani, and is famous for its revolving restaurant and enormous Japanese gardens.
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 One&Only Ocean Club – Bahamas

Casino Royale

In “Casino Royale,” Bond girl Solange is seen arriving at the resort before checking into Villa 1085. The property appears throughout the film: Bond is seen walking through the reception area, playing poker in the library and exploring the Versailles-themed gardens.
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 Hotel Cipriani – Venice -Italy

Casino Royale

Daniel Craig’s James Bond moors his yacht at this hotel’s private marina in “Casino Royale.” The crew took over the Cipriani’s restaurant to film this scene, and parts of the terrace appear throughout. Cast and crew stayed at the hotel during filming and the hotel’s head barman recalls Craig enjoying a nightcap or two with co-star Eva Green.
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 The Langham – London

Goldeneye

In “GoldenEye” — the first James Bond film not based on Ian Fleming’s novels — this London hotel doubles as St. Petersburg’s Grand Hotel Europe.
The Langham was built in 1865 and is one of London’s first purpose-built hotels. “Goldeneye” isn’t the hotel’s only starring role — it also appears in Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s film “Winning London.” No, we haven’t seen it either.
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 Hotel Atlantic Kempinski, Hamburg, Germany

Tomorrow Never Dies

Bond scrambles over the iconic, globe-adorned rooftop of the Atlantic Kempinski in “Tomorrow Never Dies,” and the hotel’s exterior also appears throughout the film. Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan, stays in the hotel’s Atlantic Suite and several scenes were filmed there. Brosnan, the director Roger Spottiswoode and Desmond Llewelyn (who played Q) all stayed at the hotel during filming.
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 Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India

Octopussy

This Indian hotel doubles as Octopussy’s lair in the film of the same name, with the dining room, terrace and hotel barge appearing in various scenes.
The hotel’s lily pond is also featured in the film, when Bond girl Octopussy is shown enjoying a naked swim. Local guides and staff members were used as extras.
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 Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Florida

Octopussy

In “Goldfinger,” this enormous hotel (the largest on the United States’ Eastern Seaboard) appears in the sweeping aerial shot which follows the opening credits. In the film, Bond girl Jill Masterton is found dead at the hotel after being covered in gold paint.
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 Hotel Cala Di Volpe, Sardinia, Italy

The Spy Who Loved Me

In “The Spy Who Loved Me,” Roger Moore’s Bond seduces KGB agent Amasova in the piano bar, which doubles as Bond’s hotel room.
The Cala di Volpe was the first hotel to be built on the Costa Smeralda.
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 Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf, London

Skyfall

In the opening scene of “Skyfall,” Bond (played by Daniel Craig) takes a swim in this London hotel’s rooftop swimming pool.
The pool’s floor-to-ceiling windows offer unbeatable views over London, but because the property doubles for a hotel in Shanghai, they were blacked out prior to filming.
Skyfall’s racy shower scene was also filmed in room 712.
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