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Harry Benson's Photos of The Beatles to (Briefly) Return to The George V Hotel in Paris

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  Site Where: 31 Avenue George V, Paris, France, 75008
June 3, 2014 at 9:09 AM | by | Comments (0)

We've long known that the Four Seasons, George V Hotel in Paris has hosted many distinguished celebrities over the years (and some reality stars too) but did you know about their Beatles connection?

It turns out, The Beatles made the George V their home base when they were in Paris in 1964. A piano was actually installed in one of the suites and this is where John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote, "I Feel Fine." (This story we knew, the hotel we did not.) That moment was captured by photographer Harry Benson.

Benson also encouraged the lads to have a pillow fight in the room and his pictures of the Fab Four in 1964 are now iconic shots of the boys in their Beatlemania days. Another fun fact? The negatives of these photos were developed in the hotel's bathtub.

Now, the George V is planning to host a brief exhibit of Benson's Beatles photos in their lobby and in front of Le Bar from June 15-June 30. The exhibit will be run by hotel's in-house artistic director, Jeff Leatham.

And (very) lucky for us, Harry Benson himself has answered a few of our questions about his time at the hotel with The Beatles. (Excuse us, while we scream like a teenage girl again and again and again.)

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Five On Instagram: The Best Hotel Photos from the Month of October

October 26, 2012 at 9:19 AM | by | Comments (0)

With all the design details in hotels, it's no wonder they're the perfect place to get creative with Instagram photos. We're kind of obsessed with browsing the #hotel tag, and every once in a while, we bring you 5 of our favorite shots that impart major wanderlust. And don't forget to follow our own shots on Instagram under "hotelchatter," "jaunted" and "vegaschatter."

· The above shot was taken by us during a visit inside the Coach Suite at Martha's Vineyard's Charlotte Inn. Not bad, eh?

· Photo via claudialesti — Boy, this looks fun: lounging by the Hotel Santa Tecla Palace's square pool, gazing out at the Ionian Sea.

· Photo via tonyhawk — @tonyhawk says it best in his caption: "sunset from Sunset"...Boulevard, that is. Absolutely killer view from the Mondrian Los Angeles.

· Photo via o_omaab — We like to make fun of the spooky minimalist vibe at the Armani Hotel, but this shot does a great job of capturing the rooms' stark elegance.

· Photo via HotelChatter — Remember how much we liked the art at 25hours Hamburg Hafencity? Here's a shot we took from its sister hotel, the Goldman 25hours Frankfurt.

[Photo above: HotelChatter]

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Fancy A Night In A Hotel With Marilyn Monroe? Head To Florence

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  Site Where: Vicolo dell' Oro 5, Florence, Italy, 50123
July 24, 2012 at 9:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

OK, interactive holograms of deceased celebrities haven't quite made it into the repertoire of common hotel amenities. But how does this sound instead: a hotel lobby filled with original black-and-white pictures spanning the entire career of Hollywood's most photographed star?

That's what Florence's Gallery Hotel Art has planned for the rest of the summer, and they're throwing in a few extras to celebrate the exhibit, on display now. Like breakfast, a three-course dinner, room upgrade, and free entry to the Ferragamo museum.

Giving credence to the oft-quoted Marilyn Monroe maxim: "There's so much to smile about."

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Bookworms And Photographers, Get Your Kicks At Hotel Max This Summer

June 28, 2012 at 5:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

We already know that Hotel Max in downtown Seattle likes to express itself. Artistically, that is. The 350 original paintings and photographs scattered around the hotel ought to tell you so—least of all the funky guest room doors, which each showcase one of 39 different designs by local artists.

Now, with two new promotions—"Shoot From The Hip" and "Fifty Shades of Seattle"—guests at the hotel will be able to be part of that creative process, though in two very different ways.

But whether you end up enjoying Seattle from behind the lens of a tricked-out analog camera, or gazing at it from above during a 30-minute "helitour," we don't think you'll be struggling for any inspiration.

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Five on Instagram: The Best Hotel Photos for the Week of May 14

May 18, 2012 at 4:39 PM | by | Comment (1)

With all the design details in hotels, it's no wonder they're the perfect place to get creative with Instagram photos. We're kind of obsessed with browsing the #hotel tag, and every other week, we'll bring you 5 of our favorite shots that impart major wanderlust. And don't forget to follow our own shots on Instagram under "hotelchatter," "jaunted" and "vegaschatter."

· Photo via agreatbigcity — The old Hotel George Washington, now a residence hall. (By the way, @agreatbigcity is the best all-NYC instagram account we've found. Follow them.)

· Photo via thompsonhotels — The view may be of Beverly Hills, but the patio says Tuscany.

· Photo via ramus99 — The Hotel New York...definitely not in New York.

· Photo via bwamerica — Awesome view from an unknown Manhattan hotels (maybe the James Soho?)

· Taylorocket — CLASSIC.

Bonus! This is definitely over a week old, but we only just spotted this shot of the W Times Square & the Space Shuttle.

[Photo above: HotelChatter on Instagram]

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Something Sure Looks Familiar About The Gansevoort's New Artwork...

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  Site Where: 18 Ninth Avenue [map], New York, NY, United States, 10014
May 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM | by | Comments (0)

This photograph was shot two feet from where it sits now on the wall in Suite 1108

Another month, another NYC hotel unveiling a full-property renovation. This time, we were checking out the new look of The Gansevoort, its re-designed penthouse, and, more importantly, some cool new artwork in the rooms.

Photographer Deborah Anderson (if you haven't heard of her, you've certainly heard of her clients—George Clooney, Pink, Elton John, to name a few) was given the task of creating new artwork for the hotel, and she took her job title of "artist-in-residence" quite literally.

Over the course of two days in October, Anderson set up a photo shoot in two eleventh-floor suites, subtly weaving in elements from those rooms into the photographs themselves. As a result, certain pieces of furniture (curtains, couches, and—yes—toilets) have now been immortalized in the glamorous images guests find as they wander through the hotel.

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Five on Instagram: The Best Hotel Photos for the Week of April 2

April 5, 2012 at 6:53 PM | by | Comments (0)

With all the design details in hotels, it's no wonder they're the perfect place to get creative with Instagram photos. We're kind of obsessed with browsing the #hotel tag, and every other week, we'll bring you 5 of our favorite shots that impart major wanderlust. And don't forget to follow our own shots on Instagram under "hotelchatter," "jaunted" and "vegaschatter."

· Photo via tripstyler — Is this a glossy design magazine or Instagram? Hard to tell!

· Photo via the_jason_wang — Hotel lobby waterfall alert!

· Photo via thepointsguy — Bal Harbour from the St. Regis isn't bad at all.

· Photo via wale69 — We've stayed here and yet...none of our photos looked like this.

· Photo via tmwrnj — Palm Springs perfect at the Del Marcos Hotel

[Photo above: HotelChatter on Instagram]

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Five on Instagram: The Best Hotel Photos for the Week of February 27

March 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

With all the design details in hotels, it's no wonder they're the perfect place to get creative with Instagram photos. We're kind of obsessed with browsing the #hotel tag, and every other week, we'll bring you 5 of our favorite shots that impart major wanderlust. And don't forget to follow our own shots on Instagram under "hotelchatter" and "jaunted."

· Photo via tablethotels — The slickest hotel bikes yet. In Tokyo, of course.

· Photo via jaclyn_t — A portrait from The Jane Hotel, and a little story about a person you would otherwise nod at and walk by. LOVE THIS.

· Photo via dany6814 — Excellent shot of The Atlantis Hotel in Dubai.

· Photo via toothybrush — The atrium of the Marriott Atlanta is like an H.R. Giger creation.

· Photo via darienrieck — Even hotel tornado damage gets Instagrammed.

[Photo above: HotelChatter on Instagram]

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This Photographer Traveled The World Playing Dress-Up In Hotels

February 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

We're not sure whether to be jealous or just plain creeped out—we're a little of both, actually—but we have to give credit to artist Anja Niemi, who really brushed up on her hotel knowledge for a new exhibition, titled Do Not Disturb. In each of the photographs, Niemi takes on a different female character who essentially becomes a 'part' of the hotel room. See if you can spot her in the above shot, "Room 833." Creepy, right?

But rather than settling for just any old hotel, Niemi instead researched for months to find exactly the right room for each shot. Jealous much? Seriously, artists really live the life sometimes. For this project, Niemi traveled to hotels in New York, Vienna, Berlin and Oslo; and when she arrived, all she had to do was play dress-up and pose for the camera. The desire to change career paths completely and become a photographer's assistant has never been stronger.

Read on to find out where you can check out the entire collection!

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Five on Instagram: The Best Hotel Photos This First Full Week of February

February 9, 2012 at 5:58 PM | by | Comments (0)

With all the design details in hotels, it's no wonder they're the perfect place to get creative with Instagram photos. We're kind of obsessed with browsing the #hotel tag, and every other week, we'll bring you 5 of our favorite shots that impart major wanderlust. And don't forget to follow our own shots on Instagram under "hotelchatter," "jaunted" and "vegaschatter."

· Photo via rcallahanphoto — The famous in-bathroom sign at Soho House (and all the Houses).

· Photo via betle4 — A Moscow hotel that's still quite influenced by the days of Communist housing blocks.

· Photo via esteveduque — Love this. We do it too, meaning stand underneath lobby chandeliers whenever possible to capture their geometry.

· Photo via grandlifehotels — The Tribeca Grand screens the Super Bowl. Looks comfy.

· Photo via beverlywilshire — Ooh—a wine specially bottled for the Four Seasons.

[Photo above: jetsetcd/HotelChatter on Instagram]

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Five on Instagram: The Best Hotel Photos This Last Week of January

January 25, 2012 at 2:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

With all the design details in hotels, it's no wonder they're the perfect place to get creative with Instagram photos. We're kind of obsessed with browsing the #hotel tag, and every other week, we'll bring you 5 of our favorite shots that impart major wanderlust. And don't forget to follow our own shots on Instagram under "hotelchatter," "jaunted" and "vegaschatter."

· Photo via boweryhotel — Bo the Bear comes out of hibernation

· Photo via iamjeffmendoza — "Awkward morning," indeed.

· Photo via thestandard — The Standard Hollywood seems to have revamped a parking lot space into a zen garden

· Photo via victorcsnap — Suspending wine bottles from the ceiling is a good way to get hotel conversations going.

· Photo via sbooth1391 — CASTLE HOTEL!

[Photo above: jetsetcd/HotelChatter on Instagram]

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Five on Instagram: The Best Hotel Photos This Week

January 4, 2012 at 5:03 PM | by | Comments (0)

With all the design details in hotels, it's no wonder they're the perfect place to get creative with Instagram photos. We're kind of obsessed with browsing the #hotel tag, and every other week, we'll bring you 5 of our favorite shots that impart major wanderlust. And don't forget to follow our own shots on Instagram under "hotelchatter," "jaunted" and "vegaschatter."

· Photo via onntherock — Swanky "Do Not Disturb" signs at The Ritz London

· Photo via badabingbaty — From this we learn the America Inn in Rotterdam is in a historic building once belonging to the Holland-America Line.

· Photo via markneilbalson — Always have love for The Ace NYC's key cards.

· Photo via anastasiabek — A whole new perspective of the infamous Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore.

· Photo via davidferry — A very cool hotel in Amsterdam (The Backstage) that we'd previously never heard of, but this image has rocketed it to the top of our AMS must-stays.

[Photo above: jetsetcd/HotelChatter on Instagram]