The Grand Hotel hotel exists!
As revealed by Allociné, most of the scenes at Grand Hôtel , inspired by the Spanish series, were shot in the studio in Bry-sur-Marne. On the other hand, the exterior sockets of the establishment are very real since the palace really exists: it is the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons, built in 1908 and located in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. To give you an idea, the price of the rooms per night varies between 480 euros and 8000 euros.
“ Everything was recreated in the studio, except for the hotel lobby and the exteriors. The lobby is so beautiful and chic that it didn't make much sense, economically and artistically, to recreate it. the rest, the corridors, the rooms, the suites, and even the dining room, were reproduced in the studio, ”explained producer Arnaud Figaret.
A winter shoot
Le Parisien specifies that the shooting of Grand Hôtel , which lasted six months, took place in winter to take advantage of the establishment's winter closure: ” The majority of the shooting took place during our annual winter closure, which allowed to give great flexibility to production “confirms Aurélien Guéry, the hotel's Groups and Events Director.
The recording of the TF1 series was interrupted in March because of the coronavirus pandemic and the confinement. A situation that Maxence Danet-Fauvel (Will) did not really like as he confided in an interview with PRBK: ” It was boring because I had just started with the new director. We had only one day every two. (…) The day of resumption I had all my most complex scenes to play. A hard moment because I could not train during confinement, especially since my school was closed. a big challenge and I think I succeeded. ”