Paramount Wants to Bring More Movie-Themed Hotels to the Masses
Movie studio or resort entrance?
We enjoy a kitschy themed hotel room here and there but we're not so sure how we feel about an entire collection of movie-themed hotels and resorts.
Yet that is exactly what Hollywood movie-making studio, Paramount Pictures is proposing to do with its new venture, Paramount Hotels and Resorts. Bloomberg News reports:
The company is in talks about locations in Brazil, the U.K., the Caribbean, Russia, Qatar, Oman, South Africa and Indonesia, Van Vliet said. The hotels will be opened in large cities and tourist destinations and some will be part of theme parks, resorts or casinos.
Detes are scant on the experience but each hotel will feature "mini-theaters" for guests to use and a library of Paramount films will be available. Rates are expected to range from $250 to $350 a night.
Even though the CEO of Paramount Hotels said they are not trying to compete with Planet Hollywood or Hard Rock but will instead be a "more subtle and creative adaptation of the Hollywood element", it's kind of hard to ignore the comparison, especially since Planet Hollywood is currently hard at work opening their first hotels in China, Panama and Qatar.
Whatever happens with this new brand, we just hope they don't charge $14 to watch a movie and another $8 for popcorn.