05/29/2011

Kate and Will plan stay at horror movie hotel

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The lounge and lobby areas of the Ahwahnee Hotel served as inspiration for the sets director Stanley Kubrick built for The Shining. The movie's exterior shots were at the Timberline Lodge in Oregon.

Kate and William may have taken a shine to The Shining.

The interiors of the 1980 horror movie -- starring a crazed Jack ("Hereeee's Johnny!") Nicholson -- were inspired by the Ahwahnee Hotel in California's Yosemite Park.

The royal couple have reportedly asked that part of their three-day stay on the west coast in June include the famous 84-year-old, five-star hotel. They have asked for the presidential suite, according to the London's Daily Mirror.

That should at least keep them a safe distance from some of the other rooms where Stephen King's  fictional Jack Torrence set about terrorizing his family.

The hotel has had its share of famous guests over the years, including several presidents and, in 1983, William's grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's three-day stay in Calfornia is also expected to include the Beverly Hills Hotel, where a 5,500 square-foot "cottage" is being constructed.

The visit comes at the end of their 10-day tour of Canada that begins June 30 and includes stops in Ottawa, PEI, the Northwest Territories, Alberta and Quebec.

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