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THE TOP TEN MOST MEMORABLE HOTEL MOVIES SCENES EVER

10th Apr 2006


The steamy image of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in a luxurious bubble bath has been named the best hotel scene in a movie ever, according to a new poll.

The romantic tale of the Hollywood hooker who lived it up in a penthouse suite and fell for the rich business man Edward Lewis has made Pretty Woman one of the greatest chick-flicks of all time.

The 1990 blockbuster was set in the grandeur of plush Los Angeles hotel the Regent Beverly Wilshire and saw Julia Roberts' character Vivien go from a broke prostitute to Pretty Woman in a matter of a week.

Roberts' and Gere's sizzling on-screen chemistry helped make Pretty Woman one of the most loved and successful romance movies in Hollywood history.

Runners up in the poll include
1. Pretty Woman - Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in a bubble bath
2. Psycho - the shower scene
3. The Shining - Danny Torrance (Danny Lloyd)facing the image of dead twins
4. Beverly Hills Cop - Eddie Murphy's reception desk rant
5. Indecent Proposal Woody Harrelson and Demi Moore have sex on 1,000,000
6. Thelma and Louise - Brad Pitt and Geena Davis' love scene before he steals her cash
7. Ghostbusters - the team trash a hotel dining room chasing ghosts
8. Godfather - Al Pacino hears about his father's shooting while having dinner with Diane Keaton
9. Trainspotting - Ewan McGregor leaves hotel room with the drug money
10. Pulp Fiction - Maria de Medeiros tells Bruce Willis she wants a 'pot belly'

In second place, Hitchcock's classic thriller Psycho, containing the unforgettable shower scene, remains one of the most shocking scenes in cinematic history. Janet Leigh's character Marion Crane was stabbed to death after checking in to the desolate Bates Motel. Despite the scene only lasting 45 seconds it took seven days to shoot and includes 70 different camera angles.

The third most memorable hotel movie scene, according to the study of 3,000 people for Travelodge, is from another chiller - Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.

It's the moment when Danny Torrance comes face to face with the ghosts of twin girls murdered by their father.

Jack Nicholson plays the caretaker of the creepy Overlook Hotel in Colorado who slowly goes insane as the hotel and its ghosts take a hold of his mind.

Meanwhile his son Danny sees disturbing visions of the hotels past using a telepathic gift known as 'The Shining'.

Beverly Hills Cop star Eddie Murphy's comic rant in the lobby of the Beverly Palm Hotel came fourth in the poll and helped make the 1984 movie a blockbuster.

Murphy, who played Detroit Cop Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop, created an embarrassing scene claiming he was working for Rolling Stone on a big Michael Jackson exclusive in order to secure a room in the luxury hotel.

This is followed by the scene from Indecent Proposal where Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson make love on the $1,000,000 Moore was paid for spending a night with Robert Redford.

Wayne Munnelly, Travelodge Sleep Director said: "Watching TV in bed, can aid a good night sleep, as it helps you to unwind and relax. There have been many great movie scenes in hotels throughout the years and we thought it would be interesting to ask the nation which they thought was the best.

"Pretty Woman is a great choice it is a feel good factor movie that appeals to all ages. The whole film is set in a hotel and we would all love to indulge in the hotel highlife like Julia Roberts' character does."

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For further information, please contact:
Shakila Ahmed
PR Manager
Direct Line: 01844 35 8638
Mobile: 07802 702 499
Email:shakila.ahmed@travelodge.co.uk

Notes to Editors:
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