Who knows more about traveling and staying in hotels, as well as has the money to invest in them, than celebrities? With more and more celebrities choosing to go into other businesses, hotels are an obvious choice for these two reasons. Of course, most celebs aren’t opening your average hotel right off the interstate. Instead, they are opting for luxury hotels/ resorts in amazing spots all over the world.
Here’s a look at 10 of the top celebrity owned hotels in the world.
1. Bedford Post Inn in Bedford, NY
Owned Richard Gere and his wife, Carey Lowell, Bedford Inn Post is a luxury inn with just 8 meticulously decorated rooms, a yoga studio, and 2 distinctly different restaurants run by world-class chefs. Perfect for a romantic weekend, the rooms include an antique clawed foot tub or soaking tub, comfortable beds with luxurious linens, fireplace, terrace that overlooks the perfectly landscaped lawn, flat screen TV, and more. The rooms average $390 per night, but the inn stays booked up, so it can be very hard to find something available.
2. 11 Cadogan Gardens in Chelsea, London
Owned by Elizabeth Hurley, 11 Cadogan Gardens is a boutique hotel located inside a historic Victorian townhouse. In addition to exquisite suites with high-end features, it is home to Tartufo, a high-end restaurant with a Modern European/ Italian menu and a fully stocked bar, as well as a library filled with a vast collection of books, a drawing room for afternoon tea, concierge services, and a tranquil terrace and conservatory. There are six types of suites available, ranging from the Sloan Suite, which rents for around $9,193 a night, to the Junior Suite, which costs approximately $2,500 per night.
3. Terrace Beach Resort in Ucluelet, British Columbia
Owned by Jason Priestly of Beverly Hills 90210 fame, Terrace Beach Resort is a luxury resort that is also child and pet friendly. Options range from beachfront cabins with an oceanfront deck ($349 per night) and hot tub to suites with private balconies ($119 per night). However, the best thing about this resort is its location on the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can participate in a huge array of outdoor activities, such as kayaking, fishing, and surfing, or simply enjoy the beach.
4. Cromlix Luxury Hotel near Dunblane, Scotland
Owned by tennis superstar Andy Murray, Cromlix is a 15-bedroom five-star destination set in a recently renovated Victorian mansion. Every detail of each room has been painstakingly planned and include hand-painted freestanding baths in copper, gold, and silver, opulent linens, and high-end furniture, while the beds have been placed to allow visitors to enjoy the views of the Scottish countryside from all angles. Chez Roux, the onsite restaurant, is managed by a legendary French chef. Visitors can participate in a variety of activities, such as archery and off-road driving. Currently, there is suite special that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner for around $599 per night, though they often offer other special deals.
5. Musha Cay and the Islands of Copperfield Bay in the Bahamas
Owned by David Copperfield, Musha Cay is nothing short of amazing. Located on its own chain of private islands, accommodations range from a 4,000 sq. ft. home to a thatched roof cottage right on the beach (depending on which island you opt to stay on). The interiors, beaches, and grounds are absolutely breathtaking and of course there are all kinds of amenities, including a state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool, and even a drive-in movie theater. According to the official site, island rates start at $39,000 per day for up to 12 people with a minimum 4-night stay.
6. Blancaneaux Resort in San Ignacio, Belize
Owned by director Francis Ford Coppola, the Blancaneaux Resort is a luxury resort set in a rainforest in the remote mountains of Belize. Visitors are able to stay in cabanas that have been decorated with an emphasis on native antiques and arts, while ensuring they also offer the latest amenities. Rates range from as little as $339 to $799 per night, depending on which cabana you choose to stay in. In addition to exploring the gorgeous area through several excursion opportunities, visitors can swim in private pools, head to the spa for a variety of treatments, go horseback riding, or even taking a cooking class with a renowned chef.
7. Sundance Mountain Resort in Sundance, Utah
Owned by Robert Redford, Sundance Mountain Resort consists of homes, cabins, and cottages situated over 450 acres of land that is ideal for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and river rafting, depending on the season. Also on the property are 6 restaurants serving a wide variety of food made by highly trained chefs, an art studio with workshops on everything from pottery to jewelry making, and a full-service spa. Rates vary depending on the time of year and the type of accommodations you choose, but range from to around $250 per night for a cabin to more than $1,000 per night for a home.
8. Gaia Retreat & Spa in Brooklet, Australia
Owned by Olivia Newton-John, the Gaia Retreat & Spa has won a variety of awards, including Australia’s Leading Boutique Hotel and Leading Spa Resort . The spa offers several options, ranging from suites to individual villa, though you must contact the resort for pricing information. In addition, to luxury accommodations and a world class restaurant, visitors can take part in an assortment of fitness activities, spa packages, yoga classes, and even visit the Naturopathic Clinic
9. 11 Mirrors Design Hotel in Kiev, Ukraine
Owned by boxer (and Hayden Panettiere’s fiancé) Wladimir Klitschko, 11 Mirrors Design Hotel is the only hotel of its kind in the Ukraine. Located in the heart of the city, each of the 49 rooms and suites offer floor-to-ceiling windows for outstanding views of the city, spa-like bathrooms with oversized tubs, and a minimalist, contemporary design style that simple can’t be found anywhere else in the area. Though there are often specials available, the average rate of a room ranges from $227 per night to around $600 per night.
10. Ariel Sands Resort in Bermuda
Owned by Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, the Ariel Sands Resort is in the midst of a huge redevelopment project, including the creation of 28 luxury suites and 26 two and three bedroom cottages, and will not reopen until winter/ spring 2017. All rooms will have exquisite ocean views and only contain top-of-the-line furniture and accessories. The resort will also offer easy access to the gorgeous beach, as well as a freshwater pool, an ocean front restaurant/ bar, spa, salon, gym, and fine dining restaurant. Currently, they are not disclosing the nightly rates, but they will begin accepting reservations at the end of 2016.
Written by Garrett Parker
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