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Markus Wischenbart`s list of favorite Hotel Movies

When we miss traveling, we remember not only the emotions of the adventures we’ve had, but also the thrill of having a hotel room as your home for a few days, where you can forget all your worries and live in the here and now. To enjoy this feeling, while air travel to most countries is closed, you can watch films starring hotels, restaurants, and their guests. 

Today, thanks to Markus Wischenbart, Owner and President of LHVC, a successful businessman with significant experience in the vacation club industry, we will look at the best films about hotels and hospitality. Discover what are good movies to watch.

Dunston Checks In

Because I was a hotel manager, my little ones used to spend time in hotels, which was one of their favorite films, the bulk of their buddies thought it was a clear portrayal of hotel life…

Plot

The Majestic Hotel is a pompous 5-star establishment, and its manager Robert Grant worries about keeping his guests happy. His sons (Kyle and Brian), however, are quite the opposite – canny and mischievous. Robert discovers that a 6th star can be awarded to the Grand in case the behind-the-scenes innkeeper becomes impressed.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

1 of them is pretty fresh in mind – the adventures of Gustave H., the famous concierge at a famous fictional mountain hotel somewhere in Eastern Europe. Markus Wischenbart loves the unique atmosphere of the stylish movie.

Plot

The adventures of Gustave H., the famous concierge at a well-known inn in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the 1st and 2nd Great Wars, and Zero Mustafa, a boy in love who becomes his most authentic alter ego.

Ratatouille

A rat in the kitchen – what could go wrong?

Plot 

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a grand French chef, disregarding his own family’s aspirations and the obvious case of being a rat in a rodent-phobic profession. In Paris every story has a happy ending, Markus Wischenbart says.

Hotel Rwanda

The hotel manager in the film is seen doing almost every job in this hotel even before the tragic action unfolds…

Plot

Don Cheadle plays Paul Russebagin, a hotel manager struggling to save refugees’ lives during the civil war in Rwanda in the 1990s-Based on a heartbreakingly honest situation.

Psycho (1960)

Perhaps the most sadly typical motel in a cinematic situation is bound to be the Bates Motel in this traditional Alfred Hitchcock thriller.

Plot

A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her own employer’s buyer, hides, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under his mother…

The Hundred-Foot Journey

A clash of cultures takes place through competing restaurants and cuisines.

Plot

A family leaves India and discovers an ordinary home-based Indian restaurant in the south of France, a straightforward vicarage of a select French restaurant. For better or for worse, the competition takes sudden turns in the lives of both the Kadam family and Madame Mallory, hostess of a Michelin restaurant 100 feet away.

Chef

As well as being about restaurants, this film incorporates an entertaining look at the increasing impact of community grids in our commercial environment.

Plot

A familiar chef quits his job at a restaurant after a run-in with a familiar restaurant critic and acquires a food truck to regain his creative edge by getting his own estranged family together.

Maid in Manhattan

Every housekeeper or maid who says she has never tried on a guest’s clothes or perfume is probably lying…

Plot

A senatorial candidate falls in love with a hotel maid, believing her to be a socialite when he sees her trying on a rich lady’s clothes.

Fawlty Towers

OK, it’s not a movie, but how can a list like this not include a classic TV series like Restless Towers? John Cleese and Connie Booth show not only hilarious genius but also great shrewdness because some of the scenarios and set pieces are at the same time blatant and absolutely believable to those of us who toil in the industry.

Plot

A common portrayal of everyday hotel life through the lens of a slightly frustrated innkeeper, Basil Fawlty, at their family establishment near Torquay.

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