Stay with the Stars (Or at least in their hotels)

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For those who lust after star-studded holidays we’ve looked up some of the best celebrity owned hotels around the world. Just a quick disclaimer; don’t go expecting Robert DeNiro himself to be dishing up your breakfast. What you’ll get instead is a unique hotel, with an atmosphere, style and personality all developed by their famous owners. It can make a refreshing change in a world where hotel chains deliver carbon copy experiences across the globe.

Costa d’Este Beach Resort, Florida

Costa d’Este Beach Resort

Vero Beach is located on the Atlantic side of Florida’s coast about two hours south east of Orlando. On the beachfront is the luxury Costa d’Este Beach Resort owned by Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio. The Atlantic coast of Florida is often overlooked but some of the beaches on this side of this state are truly stunning.

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Villa Angela, Taormina, Sicily

Villa Angela

The villa’s views out to the Ionian Sea and inland over to Mount Etna are simply breathtaking – and every room has a panoramic terrace to make the most of them. Other reasons to stay include the swimming pool, rooftop bar terrace and stylish furnishings – many made by local craftsmen. It’s also owned by Simple Minds’ front man Jim Kerr – he built the villa to reflect the warmth and passion of the Sicilian people after he fell in love with the island whilst on tour there in 1995.

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The Clarence, Dublin

The Clarence

Owned by Bono and The Edge of U2, this boutique hotel is located right in the centre of Dublin – perfect for exploring the delights of Dublin. Apparently its famous owners have been known to pop in for a drink at the hotel’s Octagon bar when they’re in town. If they’re not around you can always eye up the bar’s original art deco features and striking octagon dome instead.

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Rival Hotel, Stockholm


Uniquely designed and located in a vibrant area of Stockholm, this hotel was created by ex-Abba singer Benny Andersson. This was Stockholm’s first boutique hotel when it opened. We love its individual style – think lots of striking prints, funky lighting and carefully selected background music.

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The Greenwich Hotel, New York

Greenwich Hotel

Boasting an underground pool and fitness centre, this hotel is located in the trendy TriBeCa district of New York City. Each of the 88 rooms are different giving a unique New York city break. And finally the owner – Robert DeNiro.

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Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast

Palazzo Versace

Knowing none other than the queen of glam, Donatella Versace, is behind this palatial resort on Australia’s Gold Coast should give you a clear idea of the luxe levels to expect. Floor to ceiling windows fill the rooms with light – which nicely highlights antique chandeliers, lavish silks and fine marble – all with the swanky Italian style you’d expect from Versace. Come with someone who’ll spoil you.

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Cromlix Hotel, nr Dunblane

Cromlix Hotel
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Tennis superstar hit the headlines last year, not just for that long-awaited Wimbledon win, but also for the purchase of the Cromlix Hotel near his hometown of Dunblane. He’s not the only well known name at the hotel either – Albert Roux OBE, KFO is running the restaurant. You can expect a lot of luxury from this 15-bedroom five-star mansion hotel. And the lovely gardens do contain tennis courts. We checked.

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Any we’ve missed? If you have found some truly unique hotel experiences yourself, please share and let us know.

Images all courtesy of the hotels