Great Getaways and Fantastic Film Festivals

Okay, so you’ve missed the Berlin Film Festival but do not panic, this year there is plethora of interesting and entertaining events not to be missed, across Europe and in the USA there is something for everyone.

You don’t have to be a cinematic expert to enjoy a good film, so why not hop on a cheap flight and book into an NH Hotel? Then start mingling with the stars!

Here are a few ideas of where you can go and of course where you can stay…

European Independent Film Festival, March 12 – 14 2010, Paris, France

Stay at the Jolly Hotel Lotti and be as chic as the the stars.


NH Jolly Lotti Paris-who knows some of the stars may be staying there too?

London Independent Film Festival, April 15 – 27 2010, London, United Kingdom

36 feature films and 110 shorts spanning over 13 days in central London. London’s Independent Film Festival is planning one of their biggest events to date. All films have a budget of less than £100,000 and there are sure to be some gems amongst the bunch.

NH Jolly St Ermin’s

NH Harrington Hall

NH Kensington

After the film why not head for the shops of Knightsbridge, Kensingtong and Chelsea?

After the film head for the shops of Knightsbridge, Kensington and Chelsea

The Cannes Film Festival, May 12 – 23 2010,Cannes, France

The one and only festival for true stars, mix with the rich and famous, and don’t forget to get an autograph or two.

Only 30 minutes away from Cannes, Nice is the perfect place to stay. NH Nice will assure you feel like a true star.

Roll out the red carpet, here they come!

Roll out the red carpet, here they come!

Brussels Film Festival, June 23 – 30 2010, Brussels, Belgium

There’s a choice of 6 terrific NH hotels in Brussels, suitable for all budgets and all well located. Book now to avoid disappointment.


La Grande Place-Brussels

Tribeca Film Festival, April 23 – May 2 2010, New York, USA

International Latino Film Festival, August 3 – 8 2010, New York, USA

Head over state side for two amazing festivals. Stay at Jolly Madison Towers on 38th street and enjoy an American style festival.


NH Jolly Madison Towers New York

Venice Film Festival, September 1 – 11 2010, Venice, Italy

The Italians sure know how to organise a film festival, this being the 67th edition of the Venice festival. NH has two hotels in Venice: NH Laguna Palace NH Maninand with a view like this, how can you resist?

Hope straight onto a gondola!

Hop straight onto a passing gondola!

Seville European Film Festival. Dates to be confirmed

They don’t just do oranges in Seville, they do film festivals too! Check this one out, and as always NH will be there to provide you with a bed for the night, or two…or three.

NH Plaza de Armas

Central Convenciones

NH Viapol

Hesperia Sevilla

Spectacular Seville by night

Spectacular Seville by night

International Documentary Film Festival, November 18 – 28 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This year Amsterdam is hosting its 23rd International Doc Fest and if you’re a budding director there’s still time to enter!

NH Hotels in Amsterdam

Typical Houses in Amsterdam

Typical Houses in Amsterdam

Gijon International Film Festival, November 19 – 27 2010,Gijon, Spain

Feel like a film star whilst pampering yourself in the Spa at NH Gijon or lazing on San Lorenzo beach…if the Asturian weather holds out.

There are two other hotels in the region of Asturias and not far from Gijon….

NH Palacio de Ferrera

NH Principado

San Lorenzo Beach Gijon

San Lorenzo Beach Gijon

So grab yourself a tub of popcorn, sit back and enjoy…

  • posted by Mark | 26 February 2010, 15:32,

    I saw a famous person coming out of that hotel in Paris. I wish I’d stayed there now. 🙁

  • posted by Thomas | 26 February 2010, 15:58,

    The doc fest in Amsterdam is a must for everyone! There are so many weird and wonderful films on show, I can’t wait!

  • posted by angela | 26 February 2010, 16:35,

    I actually love this blog its really good.. i want to go to the one in Paris or Nice…omg Gijon San Lorenzo Beach.. the memories 🙂

  • posted by Kate | 26 February 2010, 16:37,

    Venice actually looks amazing with the gondolas on your doorstep!!

  • posted by fred | 26 February 2010, 16:47,

    The beach in Gijon look nice

  • posted by Susan | 01 March 2010, 19:11,

    I would love to go to Cannes, especially if Brad Pitt was there. I like your blog NH. Susan

  • posted by Si | 01 March 2010, 19:13,

    The London festival has got to be the best by far!! London’s calling baby!

  • posted by Alice | 01 March 2010, 19:15,

    I prefer mainstream films so I think only Cannes is suitable for me. Alice

  • posted by Kat | 04 March 2010, 19:24,

    Let me know when the Seville festival is on. I really want to go back there, Seville is such a beautiful town with some great people and great fiesta. Your blog is ace. Cath

  • posted by Stephen | 04 March 2010, 19:27,

    Hello! The one in Amsterdam has got to be the best!

  • posted by Derek Devine | 13 March 2010, 9:42,

    Lots of good ideas for holidays or short breaks, with good photographs and details of the great opportunities available.

  • posted by Sabrina | 18 March 2010, 9:58,

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    I’ve bookmark’d now to read more and see if your psychic abilities keep going.

  • posted by Jenny | 30 March 2010, 22:05,

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    When i was looking for good hotels when i went to Paris, my friend recommended this great site to me for amazing deals on hotels.



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