The Whyte House Exterior (Day)

The Whyte House exterior in Diamonds are Forever.

The Whyte House is a fictional hotel owned by billionaire Willard Whyte. Whyte is said to have taken refuge in one of the hotel's penthouse for months. Stand up comedian Shady Tree occasionally performs there. The location prominently appeared in EON Productions' 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever.

Film appearance

The building hosts a large casino, with notable facilities including a coffee shop, Lincoln lounge, Washington room, Jefferson room, gold room, colonial room, a large outside swimming pool and two bars - the Oval bar and Grants.[1] At the pinnacle of the building is Willard Whyte's private penthouse.

Behind the scenes

For the exterior shots of the Whyte House, the Las Vegas Hilton was used. The tall building behind the original Hilton was edited in by the filmmakers, to make the entire complex look bigger and did not exist.



  1. Whyte Tectronics remote control scene, as seen in Diamonds Are Forever, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971.