The filmmaker on the best luggage, life's greatest luxury and how 'Apocalypse Now' made him a hotelier. The Story of what got Francis Ford Coppola into the hotel business is one of a simple plan that became complicated. It started with the making of his Vietnam War epic, "Apocalypse Now," released 35 years ago next week. Though shooting in the jungles of the Philippines pushed Mr. Coppola to his limits psychologically and financially, he nonetheless grew attached to the setting.
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA IS MAKING A VACATION OFFER YOU CAN'T REFUSE - May 19, 2014
You probably know Francis Ford Coppola as the director of the greatest gangster movie of all time. You might even fondly call him The Godfather. But did you know that, in addition to being an acclaimed director and owner of his winery in California, he's got five exclusive resorts in Italy, Argentina, and Central America?
In Belize you can stretch out on a tranquil Caribbean beach, explore rich jungle, or venture far into ancient Mayan caves. The sky hangs heavy in the early morning, almost dropping into the forest canopy.