Covent Garden, London United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 11, 2008 -- To coincide with the release of the latest James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, Hotels.com have announced details of discounts for hotels in the cities visited by Bond.
The 22nd film in the Bond series sees the English spy travelling the world making stops in Haiti, Austria, Italy and much of South America. Although one of the major action scenes of Quantum of Solace has Daniel Craig trying to escape an exploding hotel, there are actually several great hotel destinations mentioned in the film with those in the Italian capital ranking high on Hotels.com's list of top romantic getaways, with up to 30% discounts being offered on many Rome hotels, ideal for film fans wanting to relive the film.
In a separate list produced by Hotels.com, four of Bond's hotels were selected as the best for film fans to visit. Two four-star hotels in America - Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas and Miami's Fontainebleau Hotel - were picked alongside two five-star hotels - India's Taj Lake Palace (Octopussy) and the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski in Hamburg (Tomorrow Never Dies).
All these hotels see pivotal scenes in their films and offer fans then chance to see where the action happened. The Hilton Hotel is where the filming for the Whyte House casino in Diamonds Are Forever took place, Oddjob gave a gold makeover to Jill Masterson in Fontainebleau Hotel in Goldfinger, Taj Lake Palace saw Bond fall in love with leading lady Maud Adams in Octopussy and the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski was the location in Tomorrow Never Dies that saw Pierce Brosnan's famous rooftop climb.
As well as the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski, Brosnan's role in Tomorrow Never Dies saw him take in some of Europe's finest sights and other London hotels. Some of those hotels featured in the film have also made their way on to Hotels.com's list of recommended European breaks, in addition to some of the Paris hotels seen in Roger Moore's last film as Bond in the 1985 classic, A View to a Kill.
While a View to a Kill was Moore's last film as Bond, his first as 007, Live and Let Die, saw him travelling around much of America and the fictional country of San Monique. New York was the first US City visited by Moore in the film and the Big Apple provides a big focus for Hotels.com, providing 30% discounts on many New York hotels until the end of the year including family friendly, boutique and romantic lodgings.