|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
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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