The new James Bond novel, "Solo," has just been published with the opening scene coming courtesy London's Dorchester hotel.
It continues a trend of featuring famous and opulent hotels in the secret agent franchise -- so here are some of the other most memorable ones.
The Peninsula, Hong Kong
The Peninsula -- and its fleet of Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows -- appeared in "The Man with the Golden Gun," starring Roger Moore.
In the film, Bond follows Bond girl Andrea Anders from Macau to Hong Kong, where she's picked up by one of the hotel's "Peninsula-green" Rolls-Royces.
Anders, it emerges, is staying in room 602 at the Peninsula and the spectacular frontage appears in several scenes.
The cast and crew also stayed at the hotel during filming.
The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Rd, Hong Kong; +852 2920 2888; from $603 per room per night
Hotel New Otani Tokyo
In 1967's "You Only Live Twice," the New Otani hotel is the headquarters of Osato Chemicals, the Japanese front for Ernst Stavro Blofeld's SPECTRE operation.
The hotel was built in 1964 by former sumo wrestler Yonetaro Otani, and is famous for its revolving restaurant and enormous Japanese gardens.
Hotel New Otani, 4-1 KioI-Cho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, 102-8578, Japan, +81 3 3265 1111; from $303 per room per night
One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas
In "Casino Royale," Bond girl Solange is seen arriving at the resort before checking into Villa 1085.
The property appears throughout the film: Bond is seen walking through the reception area, playing poker in the library and exploring the Versailles-themed gardens.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Ocean Club's Dune restaurant now offers a Casino Royale cocktail -- a combination of vodka, gin and wine.
One&Only Ocean Club, One Casino Drive, Paradise Island, Bahamas; +242 363 2501; from $555 per room per night
Hotel Cipriani, Venice, Italy
Daniel Craig's James Bond moors his yacht at this hotel's private marina in "Casino Royale."
The crew took over the Cipriani's restaurant to film this scene, and parts of the terrace appear throughout.
Cast and crew stayed at the hotel during filming and the hotel's head barman recalls Craig enjoying a nightcap or two with co-star Eva Green.
On one of his first visits to the bar, the actor was apparently offered a martini but opted for a Bellini, instead.
Hotel Cipriani, Giudecca 10, 30133 Venice, Italy; +39 041 240 801; from $1,547 per room per night
The Langham, London
In "GoldenEye" -- the first James Bond film not based on Ian Fleming's novels -- this London hotel doubles as St Petersburg's Grand Hotel Europe.