Some celebs just aren’t content with success in one field. Some have taken to proving themselves in the business world by trying their hand at opening up luxury hotels. Some are successful at transferring their A-list style of glamour to the hotel world while others are not.
What follows are the 10 best luxury hotels owned by celebrities. Book a stay at one and you might find yourself sitting down to breakfast with Robert De Niro or sharing a spa sesh with Hugh Jackman.
This luxury New York boutique hotel in Tribeca is owned by Hollywood legend Robert De Niro. The actor, who also partly owns the famous Nobu restaurants and the nearby TriBeCa Grill, opened the Greenwich Hotel in 2008 with the idea of bringing a stylish and unique hotel to the neighbourhood. The tranquil indoor pool is certainly a unique addition to the busy city.
Along with another spectacular hotel on Australia’s Gold Coast, the Palazzo Versace Dubai is the second luxury hotel from fashion mogul Donatella Versace. While excessively glitzy and glamourous (as you would expect), this 5-star Dubai hotel offers a surprisingly first-rate experience with exceptional service, pristine facilities, and plenty of swagger.
As well as the Nobu line of restaurants, De Niro and chef Nobu Matsuhisa also have opened a number of hotels, including the Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay earlier this year. With four superb restaurants, a Six Senses spa and four restaurants, a Six Senses spa, the Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay takes luxury levels on the Spanish party island to new heights.
Owned by Scottish tennis champion Andy Murray, Cromlix House, located close to his hometown of Dunblane, is an elegant Victorian Perthshire mansion that has been transformed into a luxury 15-bedroom hotel. Situated in 34-acres of beautiful, secluded countryside, Cromlix offers a decadent experience, boasting a Chez Roux restaurant, its own chapel and house loch.
While the well-known American film director, producer, screenwriter and film composer Francis Ford Coppola owns hotels in Belize, Argentina, and Guatemala, his dream property is the Palazzo Margherita, a 19th-century mansion located in the small Italian hilltop town of Bernalda. The boutique luxury hotel is beautiful, intimate, and seemingly full to the brim with references to the Coppola family.
Fashion mecca Milan is home to one of the world’s foremost fashion icon’s very own luxury hotel, the Armani Hotel Milano. Not owned by Italian designer Giorgio Armani, the 5-star hotel was entirely designed by the man, resulting in a sleek and stylish property with a minimalist aesthetic.
After being a guest himself, Hugh Jackman was so impressed with his health-focused stay at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat that the actor bought a stake in it. Set on a hilltop in a lush valley on Australia’s Gold Coast, the property is an idyllic sanctuary escape from the troubles of daily life. Wellness activities and sumptuous spa treatments are plentiful.
Situated in Dublin’s popular Temple Bar neighbourhood on the River Liffey, The Clarence is co-owned by Paul David Hewson and David Howell Evans, aka Bono and the Edge of U2 fame. The luxury hotel boasts fifty bedrooms and suites, along with a particularly fancy Penthouse Suite.
Before becoming President of the United States, Donald Trump was a simple billionaire real-estate tycoon with his own hotel empire. One of his most impressive hotels is his 5-star Chicago property, which soars 92 stories over the windy city. Its 339 guest rooms and suites, therefore, along with being immaculately designed, offer stunning views through floor-to-ceiling windows.
The second Armani hotel on our list, the Dubai property is found within the world’s tallest tower, the iconic Burj Khalifa. The hotel comprises 160 swanky, sophisticated rooms and suites, one of the best restaurants in town, and numerous luxurious facilities such as an outdoor pool and posh spa.