6 Places You Can Stay At To Appease Your Rogue One Cravings
With the release of “Rogue One – A Star Wars Story” Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, delved into it’s over a million properties to find accommodations apt for the travelling Star Wars fan.
Here are six Jedi-approved destinations that can feel like a much-needed space escape without having to travel to a galaxy far, far away.
“Rogue One” introduces fans to a few new planets in the Star Wars universe, including Jedha. According to StarWars.com, Jedha is home to one of the first civilizations to explore the nature of the Force, and even though it’s now occupied by the Galactic Empire, it’s still home to many from the Rebel Alliance.
The Jedha scenes in “Rogue One” were filmed in Jordan, so why not embrace your inner Force with a stay at Salman Zwaidh Camp. Located in the protected area of Wadi Rum, this authentic Bedouin camp is surrounded by orange-coloured rock mountains, which you’ll instantly recognize from scenes in the movie.
Jedha is not the only new planet “Rogue One” will explore for the first time; the movie also introduces fans to Scarif, a tropical planet that used the Maldives as its filming location. In the movie, the island is the base used by the Empire to construct the Death Star, a destructive weapon designed to take out whole planets. Luckily on this planet you won’t need to pack your lightsaber as the Maldives’ turquoise waters and white sandy beaches aren’t being heavily defended by Stormtroopers. Instead, relax at Six Senses Laamu, an eco-friendly luxury resort with world-class service.
Imperial Military Base (London)
Once the “Rouge One” rebels get to Scarif, they begin targeting the Imperial Military Base, a place where important Imperial military training and research takes place. Filming of the inside of the Imperial Military Base took place in the Canary Wharf tube station in London, but there is so much more to explore in London than just this one site. Check out the Star Wars Identities – The Exhibition, in London until 3 September 2017, and get to know the Star Wars characters on a whole new level. After a day of exploring the expanded Star Wars universe, stay at Simply Serviced Apartments, a Duinarbulon Stone’s throw away from the Canary Wharf station, with a refreshing city and river views from the apartment balcony.