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The luxury hotels that could serve as the next White Lotus film sets

HBO’s The White Lotus has shed light on the world of ultra-luxe hotel living and now fans are scrambling to guess which property will serve as the next filming location for season three after its renewal was confirmed. So far, all of the filming for the comedy-drama following guests and employees at the fictional White Lotus hotel chain has taken place at an upscale Four Seasons resorts, with season one taking place at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea in Hawaii while the second was filmed at the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace in Sicily. In a recent post-finale interview clip on HBO Max the shows creator Mike White hinted that the next season might head to Asia, with Japan mentioned as a possible pick.

'I think the third season would be maybe a satirical and funny look at death and Eastern religion and spirituality,' he said. 'It feels like it could be a rich tapestry to do another round at White Lotus.' Further weight was given to the theory that The White Lotus will next be set in Asia after viewers spotted a sneaky clue in the final episode of the second season - when Theo James' character Cameron toasts to his traveling companions and his wife, Daphne, tells them: 'Next year, the Maldives.' Initially intended as a six-part limited series, The White Lotus premiered on July 11, 2021, to critical acclaim and high ratings. The cast included the likes of Murray Bartlett, Alexandra Daddario, Jennifer Coolidge, Sydney Sweeney, Fred Hechinger, Jake Lacy, Brittany O'Grady, Natasha Rothwell, Steve Zahn and Molly Shannon.

‘I think the third season would be maybe a satirical and funny look at death and Eastern religion and spirituality,’ he said. ‘It feels like it could be a rich tapestry to do another round at White Lotus.’ Further weight was given to the theory that The White Lotus will next be set in Asia after viewers spotted a sneaky clue in the final episode of the second season – when Theo James’ character Cameron toasts to his traveling companions and his wife, Daphne, tells them: ‘Next year, the Maldives.’ Initially intended as a six-part limited series, The White Lotus premiered on July 11, 2021, to critical acclaim and high ratings. The cast included the likes of Murray Bartlett, Alexandra Daddario, Jennifer Coolidge, Sydney Sweeney, Fred Hechinger, Jake Lacy, Brittany O’Grady, Natasha Rothwell, Steve Zahn and Molly Shannon.

The first season went on to be the most-awarded series at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, winning ten awards in the limited series categories, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. The show's success led to HBO renewing a second season that ended up premiering on October 30, 2022. This time around the ensemble cast consisted of F. Murray Abraham, Jennifer Coolidge, Adam DiMarco, Meghann Fahy, Beatrice Grannò, Jon Gries, Tom Hollander, Sabrina Impacciatore, Michael Imperioli, Theo James, Aubrey Plaza, Haley Lu Richardson, Will Sharpe, Simona Tabasco and Leo Woodall. Now, as fans clamor for more details about season three, FEMAIL showcases some of the seriously swanky hotels that could have caught White's eye, ranging from a tropical island in the Maldives to a Zen-like spot in Kyoto.

The first season went on to be the most-awarded series at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, winning ten awards in the limited series categories, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. The show’s success led to HBO renewing a second season that ended up premiering on October 30, 2022. This time around the ensemble cast consisted of F. Murray Abraham, Jennifer Coolidge, Adam DiMarco, Meghann Fahy, Beatrice Grannò, Jon Gries, Tom Hollander, Sabrina Impacciatore, Michael Imperioli, Theo James, Aubrey Plaza, Haley Lu Richardson, Will Sharpe, Simona Tabasco and Leo Woodall. Now, as fans clamor for more details about season three, FEMAIL showcases some of the seriously swanky hotels that could have caught White’s eye, ranging from a tropical island in the Maldives to a Zen-like spot in Kyoto.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo At Otemachi, $1,300 a night: Travelers looking for Instagrammble views of Tokyo should swoop over and take a perch at this sky-high Four Seasons outpost. This eye-catching glass skyscraper is marketed as a 'sophisticated urban haven' with 190 guest rooms and suites offering the same blend of modern and traditional Japanese design.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo At Otemachi, $1,300 a night: Travelers looking for Instagrammble views of Tokyo should swoop over and take a perch at this sky-high Four Seasons outpost. This eye-catching glass skyscraper is marketed as a ‘sophisticated urban haven’ with 190 guest rooms and suites offering the same blend of modern and traditional Japanese design. 

The Imperial Suite, located on the 38th floor, provides sweeping views of the Imperial Palace Gardens and there is space in the lavish pad to host eight guests for a sit-down dinner. To top things off there is a private treatment room so guests can enjoy massages and more from the comfort of their home away from home.

The Imperial Suite, located on the 38th floor, provides sweeping views of the Imperial Palace Gardens and there is space in the lavish pad to host eight guests for a sit-down dinner. To top things off there is a private treatment room so guests can enjoy massages and more from the comfort of their home away from home. 

If you're not lucky enough to land the hotel's top suite, there is a spa with five treatment rooms and an indoor heated pool. To keep energy levels up while exploring Tokyo there are four restaurants within the property, including a Michelin-stared French eatery and an Italian spot complete with an open-air kitchen so diners can watch chefs in action.

If you’re not lucky enough to land the hotel’s top suite, there is a spa with five treatment rooms and an indoor heated pool. To keep energy levels up while exploring Tokyo there are four restaurants within the property, including a Michelin-stared French eatery and an Italian spot complete with an open-air kitchen so diners can watch chefs in action. 

Amenities at the Tokyo hotel include an indoor heated pool and a state-of-the-art spa. Rates start from around $1,300 per night.

Amenities at the Tokyo hotel include an indoor heated pool and a state-of-the-art spa. Rates start from around $1,300 per night.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, $1,300 a night: Described as a boutique hotel, this contemporary-styled Four Seasons property is home to 57 rooms and suites in the heart of Tokyo's downtown business district.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, $1,300 a night: Described as a boutique hotel, this contemporary-styled Four Seasons property is home to 57 rooms and suites in the heart of Tokyo’s downtown business district.

Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city and premium rooms such as the Chairman's Suite feature unique views of Tokyo Station.

Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city and premium rooms such as the Chairman’s Suite feature unique views of Tokyo Station. 

Along with feasting on the skyline, guests at this hotel can gorge on two-Michelin-starred cuisine at the Sezanne restaurant with delicacies ranging from black truffle with champagne cream to foie gras accompanied by Madeira jelly.

Along with feasting on the skyline, guests at this hotel can gorge on two-Michelin-starred cuisine at the Sezanne restaurant with delicacies ranging from black truffle with champagne cream to foie gras accompanied by Madeira jelly. 

Other dining options include a 'Parisian-style' bistro and there's a champagne bar serving light nibbles and artfully presented cocktails. Rates start from around $1,300 per night.

Other dining options include a ‘Parisian-style’ bistro and there’s a champagne bar serving light nibbles and artfully presented cocktails. Rates start from around $1,300 per night. 

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, $2,400 a night: Guests can play at being willing castaways at this ultra-luxe island resort in the Maldives.

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, $2,400 a night: Guests can play at being willing castaways at this ultra-luxe island resort in the Maldives. 

The island sits amid the Maldives' only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, with squadrons of manta rays being the prime attraction. On land, there are 103 slickly furnished villas decked out with infinity pools and seven sprawling suites that can sleep up to nine guests.

The island sits amid the Maldives’ only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, with squadrons of manta rays being the prime attraction. On land, there are 103 slickly furnished villas decked out with infinity pools and seven sprawling suites that can sleep up to nine guests. 

The Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru serves as a lush paradise, with a dreamy combination of tropical foliage, white sands, and aquamarine waters.

The Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru serves as a lush paradise, with a dreamy combination of tropical foliage, white sands, and aquamarine waters.

When it comes to amenities, the property benefits from a state-of-the-art spa offering yoga, Ayurvedic and Chinese therapies, and four restaurants serving up everything from Indian to Arabic cuisine. Rates start from around $2,400 per night.

When it comes to amenities, the property benefits from a state-of-the-art spa offering yoga, Ayurvedic and Chinese therapies, and four restaurants serving up everything from Indian to Arabic cuisine. Rates start from around $2,400 per night.

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, $1,400 a night: Tucked away in Kyoto's leafy temple district, this luxury hotel definitely serves up ample amounts of Zen. At the heart of the property - which offers 110 rooms and 13 suites - is an 800-year-old Shakusui-en, a Japanese pond garden that finds mention in the 12th-century poem, The Tale of the Heike.

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, $1,400 a night: Tucked away in Kyoto’s leafy temple district, this luxury hotel definitely serves up ample amounts of Zen. At the heart of the property – which offers 110 rooms and 13 suites – is an 800-year-old Shakusui-en, a Japanese pond garden that finds mention in the 12th-century poem, The Tale of the Heike.

A selling point of this property is that it is home to Kyoto's largest hotel suite. The vast Presidential Suite offers two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a living room, a dining room, and a private pantry area.

A selling point of this property is that it is home to Kyoto’s largest hotel suite. The vast Presidential Suite offers two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a living room, a dining room, and a private pantry area. 

On the dining side of things, fresh slices of fish and other delights are served up at Sushi Wakon, the Brasserie offers seasonal dishes, while guests can enjoy pours of matcha, sake, champagne and other libations at the terraced Fuju bar.

On the dining side of things, fresh slices of fish and other delights are served up at Sushi Wakon, the Brasserie offers seasonal dishes, while guests can enjoy pours of matcha, sake, champagne and other libations at the terraced Fuju bar. 

Rates at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto start from around $1,400 per night

Rates at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto start from around $1,400 per night

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, $1,100 a night: Boasting a prime position on Thailand's second largest island, Koh Samui, this Four Seasons resort prides itself on offering a slice of laid-back island life.

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, $1,100 a night: Boasting a prime position on Thailand’s second largest island, Koh Samui, this Four Seasons resort prides itself on offering a slice of laid-back island life.

Guests are instructed to spend their vacation 'exploring pristine sandy beaches bordered by tropical greenery and calm blue seas' or there's the option of lounging by an infinity pool with a cool drink, or relaxing on a private deck soaking up views of the 'idyllic' Gulf of Siam. If guests require a further aid in the art of relaxation, the Secret Garden Spa has a range of restorative treatments.

Guests are instructed to spend their vacation ‘exploring pristine sandy beaches bordered by tropical greenery and calm blue seas’ or there’s the option of lounging by an infinity pool with a cool drink, or relaxing on a private deck soaking up views of the ‘idyllic’ Gulf of Siam. If guests require a further aid in the art of relaxation, the Secret Garden Spa has a range of restorative treatments. 

On the accommodation front, there are around 60 traditionally-styled villas scattered around the site and 11 private residences which can sleep up to 15 guests and come complete with private butlers.

On the accommodation front, there are around 60 traditionally-styled villas scattered around the site and 11 private residences which can sleep up to 15 guests and come complete with private butlers. 

Offering another taste of Thai life is the on-site restaurant Koh Thai Kitchen, with a spread of traditional dishes on offer including lamb pad cha and spicy prawn soup. Pla Pla, meanwhile, serves up a more Mediterranean-style menu with seafood taking centerstage and the Koh Bar specializes in tropical-inspired beverages. Rates start from around $1,100 per night.

Offering another taste of Thai life is the on-site restaurant Koh Thai Kitchen, with a spread of traditional dishes on offer including lamb pad cha and spicy prawn soup. Pla Pla, meanwhile, serves up a more Mediterranean-style menu with seafood taking centerstage and the Koh Bar specializes in tropical-inspired beverages. Rates start from around $1,100 per night. 

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