The 12 George Hotel & ALL the Inventing Anna House Locations

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Inventing Anna is a true-crime drama revolving around the real story of fake German heiress Anna Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey.

At only 26 years old, the con artist was the centerpiece of a big scandal involving big banks, financial advisors, law firms, philanthropists, galleries, art dealers, and half of New York's high society.

Where was Inventing Anna filmed

Based on writer Jessica Pressler’s 2018 New York Magazine article, “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People”, the show is starring Julia Garner, best known for her role as Ruth Langmore in the hit series Ozark.

Inventing Anna features many interesting hotels and locations, including the fictional 12 George Hotel, the Gulacsy Hotel, and the magnificent 281 Park Avenue building.

Here is our almost spoiler-free guide to the filming locations of the series.

Where was Inventing Anna filmed?

The Manhattan Magazine
In the series, Vivian Kent (played by Anna Chlumsky) is a disgraced journalist at the fictional Manhattan Magazine, banished to a far corner of the office nicknamed “Scriberia”.

The exterior of the magazine's headquarters is located in an office tower at 1155 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Inventing Anna Location
However, according to Architectural Digest, the interior was filmed on an empty floor of a Fifth Avenue building, turned into the largest set of the show.

Also, many interior sets, including the Vanity Fair office, were created at Steiner Studios at Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The 12 George Hotel

12 George Hotel
The 12 George Hotel where Anna stayed for months at $1,700 per night was, in real life, the 11 Howard 5-star hotel in Lower Manhattan.

But to see the real location where the hotel was filmed, we have to go to the Highline Stages entrance at 441 W 14th Street in NYC's Meatpacking District. The facade of 12 George that appears in the series was CGI'd into the scene.

Highline Stages is an event space, home to a suite of sound stages and creative areas for artists and designers.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: 11 Howard / 12 George


12 George
Production designer Henry Dunn revealed that the interiors for the 12 George Hotel, where Anna met hotel’s concierge Neffatari Davis, were inspired by the whimsical designs of Firmdale Hotel founder Kit Kemp.

Kemp's work can be seen at London’s Ham Yard Hotel and Crosby Street Hotel in New York.

Neff, aka the power behind the throne, is played by Alexis Floyd.


Inventing Anna restaurant
The restaurant pictured from the first episode, "Life of a VIP", is one of the most elegant and refined dining rooms in Manhattan, the Gold Room Bar at the Villard Restaurant.

The Villard is hosted at the historic Villard Houses, the mansion of railroad magnate Henry Villard erected in the 1880s at 451–457 Madison Avenue.

Also in this episode, Tood meets attorney Catherine McCaw in Central Park.
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The Gulacsy Hotel in Paris

Gulacsy Hotel
In the second episode, "The Devil Wore Anna", Anna assists at the Paris Fashion Week, with Val and her boyfriend and start-up entrepreneur Chase Sikorski.

The Gulacsy Hotel in Paris is the Lotte New York Palace Hotel, a luxury hotel occupying a section of the Villard Houses.
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Fyre party Bahamas
The series features gorgeous establishing shots of Eivissa (Ibiza) on the Balearic Islands, Spain, but it's not clear if the production shot the scenes aboard the yacht somewhere else.

Val's workshop was filmed at Saturdays NYC Crosby St, a clothing store at 31 Crosby Street in SoHo.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Eivissa / SoHo


The Hamptons house
Untapped New York confirmed that Talia Mallay's superb house is situated in an undisclosed location in The Hamptons area on eastern Long Island's South Fork.

Vivian and her husband's house is located at 816 8th Avenue in Brooklyn.

Also, in this episode, Neff and Rachel (played by Katie Lowes) meet at Worth Square, next to Madison Square Park and the iconic Flatiron Building.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: The Hamptons / House

The 281 Park Avenue Building

281 park
Anna was planning to host her ambitious Anna Delvey Foundation at the old Church Missions House at 281 Park Avenue S.

Erected in 1892, this Medieval-inspired building contains 33,600 square feet (3,120 m2) of space in six floors with sumptuous halls wainscoted in marble and tiled with mosaics.

Since 2019, the building hosts the Swedish photography museum Fotografiska New York.
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281 Park Avenue
The Bergdorf Goodman department store from the third episode, "Two Birds, One Throne", was filmed on location in the original store at 754 5th Avenue, also featured in the Halston series.

The interior of the West Village townhouse of Anna's temporal mentor, Nora Radford (played by Kate Burton) was also a set built at the studios.
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Inventing Anna house
The fundraising party was held at the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY. This open-air museum contains a large collection of contemporary sculptures set on 500 acres of land.

The Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee shop where Vivian interviews the Wake employee is located at 200 Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn.

The local press reported that the scenes set in Ohio were filmed in a private house on Morrison Avenue in West Brighton on Staten Island.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Storm King Art Center / Coffee shop


KNS Trucking and Cooling
After flying on a private jet in episode four, "A Wolf in Chic Clothing", Anna tries to crash an exclusive banker's party taking place in a zoo somewhere in Omaha, Nebraska.

The venue was actually filmed at the Tuscan Garden of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Livingston on Staten Island.

Founded as a retirement home for sailors, the park features a collection of 26 Greek Revival, Beaux-Arts, and Victorian-style 19th-century buildings.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Tuscan Garden


Check Out Time
The hidden entrance to the restaurant where Alan Reed (played by Anthony Edwards) meets her daughter was filmed in a pawn shop at 177 Rivington Street in the Lower East Side.

However, the interior was filmed at Beauty & Essex, a restaurant that it's actually hidden behind a pawn shop, but located somewhere else at 146 Essex Street.

Also in the fourth episode, there are scenes filmed at the lobby of Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, a short party scene at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts's plaza, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Check Out Time
The restaurant from the scene pictured from episode five, "Check Out Time", is Le Coucou, the stylish French restaurant located at 138 Lafayette Street under the 11 Howard Hotel.
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Beekman hotel
In episode six, "Friends in Low Places", Vivian and lawyer Todd Spodek (played by Arian Moayed) go out to dinner together with their respective partners.

The restaurant with the modern undulating ceiling is the STK Midtown Steakhouse in Manhattan, also featured in some episodes of The Sinner and The Politician series.
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Inventing Anna hotel
The palatial hotel in Morocco at $10,000 per night was filmed at the same place where Anna scammed her friend Rachel to pay for the bill.

Located near the heart of the old city of Marrakech, facing the imposing Atlas mountains, La Mamounia is an extraordinary hotel built in 1929 on a 12th-century 15-hectare sultan's garden.
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Majorelle Gardens
The Yves Saint Laurent Mansion known as the Majorelle Gardens was not available for filming, so the house was recreated in another part of Marrakech.

The villa complex is open to the public, although the combined ticket to visit the gardens, the museum, and the house costs only about $25.
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Cash on Delivery
The hotel in the seventh episode, "Cash on Delivery", where Anna tries to stay, is the gate of the American Copper Buildings at 436 E 36th Street.

Later on, in the same episode, Anna checks the status of her finances at the Starbucks at 1301 6th Avenue.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Hotel / Coffee shop


Passages Malibu
The Chateau Marmont, the castle on the sunset from the eighth episode, "Too Rich for Her Blood", is a famous luxury hotel on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Passages Malibu is a real and very expensive addiction rehab center located by the Pacific Ocean in California.

There is also a scene filmed at the central New York Public Library on 5th Avenue.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Chateau Marmont / Passages Malibu / Library


Inventing Anna drehorte
Anna's old school in Eschweiler (a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) with a wood-paneled ceiling was filmed at Berlin's Meistersaal.

This 1910 historic concert hall near Potsdamer Platz, which was home to the legendary Hansa recording studio, was also a featured location in The Queen's Gambit series.
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Wo wurde Inventing Anna gedreht
The bar where Vivian and her translator have a drink with Anna's old classmates is the Gasthof Zur kleinen Markthalle restaurant at Legiendamm 32 in Kreuzberg, Berlin.

Some scenes walking the streets of the German town were filmed in Nauen (pictured), a small town in Brandenburg near Berlin.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Bar / Town


Rikers Island Courthouse
The district attorney office where Catherine McCaw (played by Rebecca Henderson) works (upper picture) is the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at 899 10th Avenue.

In the first episode, Vivian meets Todd for the first time at Collect Pond Park.

This park is very close to the courthouse of the trial in the last episode, "Dangerously Close", filmed at Tweed Courthouse at 52 Chambers Street (lower picture).
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Park / John Jay College / Tweed Courthouse


Empire Fulton Ferry
One of the last scenes, pictured, was filmed at the Empire Fulton Ferry riverside park overlooking Brooklyn Bridge in Dumbo.
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1 comment:

1- Tracy Dennison - Apr 5, 2022, 6:17 PM
Inventing Anna is extremely well done, and the locations are important to the story and look of the episodes. Interesting article.


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