Sofia Coppola: Suite Dreams

The Director of Somewhere Picks Her Top Hotels in the World

With her new film Somewhere, Hollywood scion Sofia Coppola comes home to Los Angeles (her previous two films, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette, took her to Japan and Paris, respectively) and the glorious Chateau Marmont. We took the occasion to ask the globetrotting filmmaker about her favorite hotels—anywhere.

Gorakadan Onsen Ryokan, Japan


This traditional onsen—Japanese hot springs and spa resort—deep in the mountains tops the list. "Get a room with a private stone bath outside.”

Turtle Inn, Placencia, Belize

“My dad has a little resort there on the beach, which feels far from the rest of world.”
 
The Ritz, Paris

Bonafide “old Paris” elegant glamour. “For ultimate spoiling.”
 
Park Hyatt, Tokyo

"For sentimental reasons, and the view over Tokyo at night.” (The hotel was the setting of Lost in Translation). Don’t forget to catch jazz band Sausalito every night at nine in the New York bar.
 
Covent Garden Hotel, London

“For a homey place and great service." And, of course, the perfect tea.
 
Claridge’s, London

"I can remember staying there as a kid with my family. I love the deco bar."
 

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