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Discover where celebrities stay throughout the world

  • Travel 101
  • By Lisa Nightingale
  • Published 21 December 2022
  • Revised 08 April 2024

Celebrities, they are just like us, apart from the extreme wealth, power, and inexplicable beauty of course. However, they also like to go on holiday, because even A-listers need some down time from their hectic schedules away from the prying eyes of the public.

We’ve collected a range of celebrity favourite hotels from around the world for your inspiration, from chic city hotspots to tropical beach havens, but what they all have in common is their five-star wow factor, which is what makes them appeal to the most famous and discerning travellers on the planet.

The Setai Miami

Previously spotted A-list residents: Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Madonna

Miami has been a firm favourite among the jet-set and keen partygoers for decades – and with one look at its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife bursting with Latin flair, and world-class dining opportunities, it's easy to see why. You'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to hip places to stay along Miami Beach, and several boast a guest list brimming with celebrity talent, but The Setai Miami stands out for its stellar list of previous guests. There's even a Jimi Hendrix-designed music studio to which several music maestros have migrated to lay down a track or two.

Join music royalty such as Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Madonna in the hotel's chic interiors or around its swanky pool area where supermodel Gisele Bündchen has even been known to sun herself. You'll find a fusion of sleek Asian elements with some expert nods to Miami's distinctive Art Deco aesthetic, A-list-worthy rooms filled with stay-enhancing amenities, and a seriously stylish celeb-studded restaurant, Jaya, where semi-submerged booths and eclectic Indian-inspired dishes offer a sumptuous dining experience sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palettes. 

One&Only Le Saint Geran

Previously spotted A-list residents: Rihanna, Charlize Theron, Gordon Ramsay

Ernest Hemingway once famously said, "God created Mauritius first, then he created paradise, which is a copy of Mauritius." And, indeed, touching down on this Indian Ocean island that's surrounded by cerulean waters and punctuated by dramatically cresting mountains, you might begin to think the American writer was onto something.

One&Only Le Saint Geran offers the kind of unparalleled luxury, service, and privacy in an utterly bewitching tropical setting that appeals to A-listers. They come to luxuriate in the seductive seclusion, thanks to the resort's sheltered peninsula location, but they stay for the discrete and personalised service, the unbeatable range of amenities and activities on offer, and the undeniable beauty of the surroundings. Of course, the private helipad is another added bonus for those hoping to fly under the radar and enjoy a little respite from the constant media scrutiny.

This hotel has always had something of a buzz around it, and you need only walk through its carefully cultivated gardens, dine in one of its five on-site eateries, or gaze out over the otherworldly waters of the Indian Ocean from the comfort of your room's terrace to feel it for yourself.

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Atlantis The Royal

Previously spotted A-list residents: Rebel Wilson, Kendall Jenner, Beyonce

As we've come to expect from ultra-luxe Dubai, one of the newest additions to its skyline: Atlantis The Royal is an unashamedly lavish, showstopping star magnet that prides itself on its high-profile guestbook and the endless list of stellar services it offers them. It is reported that Beyonce herself took over their signature Royal Mansion to prepare for her spectacular performance at the resort's opening.

These bling-festooned spaces house no fewer than 17 (yes, 17) on-site restaurants and bars – several of which are helmed by celebrity chefs – a number of impressive meeting spaces, a state-of-the-art fitness suite, opulent spa and wellness offerings and an intriguingly named Hammam Sensorium. Sign us up!

During your stay, you will also have access to the neighbouring sister resort’s Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium, amongst the other amenities that make Dubai the haven of fun and frivolity that it is. 

North Island Seychelles

Previously spotted A-list residents: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, William and Kate, George and Amal Clooney, The Beckhams

For the ultimate in island luxury, it's hard to beat North Island Seychelles. This is where both actual royalty, William and Kate, and Hollywood royalty George and Amal Clooney chose to spend their honeymoons – and the Beckhams have been known to frequent these golden shores – so you already know it's got to be pretty special.

The ethos of the resort centres around the idea of 'barefoot luxury': a trademark take on classical elegance that centres around effortless charm and laid-back opulence. Comprising just 11 beautifully finished villas and the only access being by helicopter, there's certainly an emphasis on exclusivity here, too, making it a seriously romantic and enticingly private destination for lovers celebrating a special occasion. 

It won't be beaten when it comes to service either, as the staff are renowned for going above and beyond to make each and every stay as special and unique as possible. Think personalised touches and expertly crafted bespoke experiences that will stay with you long after you've rid yourself of those last grains of sand in your luggage.

Las Ventanas Al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico

Previously spotted A-list residents: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz

Mexico’s Los Cabos is a firm favourite within the Hollywood A-list circles, the resort is a short two-and-a-half-hour flight from LAX, making it the perfect long weekend destination—the flight may be a bit longer for us, but it’s absolutely worth it!

Las Ventanas Al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort is where celebrities stay when they come down to Cabo San Lucas, and who can blame them? This impeccable five-star resort is positioned on the Los Cabos desert coastline and has been designed and landscaped in harmony with its natural surroundings. Its vibrant rooms and suites are reflective of Mexican culture with intricate woodwork, carvings, and motifs, while the Ty Warner mansion is 28,000 square feet of pure extravagance. Set right at the water’s edge with panoramic sea views, this opulent residence is the ultimate hideaway for a luxury Los Cabos getaway.

Fine dining here is unsurprisingly spectacular, with curated cuisines encompassing Indian and East Asian, Japanese, and local Mexican fare across its stunning restaurants and bars. And don’t miss the delectable Tequila & Ceviche Bar where the resort’s ‘tequila masters’ will tailor a perfect pairing based on your tastes and preferences.

Las Ventanas Al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort

Las Ventanas Al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort

The Mercer, New York

Previously spotted A-list residents: The Kardashian-Jenners, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams

A favourite with many A-listers, this dreamy SoHo hotel is the first to offer an authentic experience of chic downtown loft-style lodgings, giving it a homely yet ultra-luxurious feel. Featuring just 74 rooms and suites over six floors of a striking historical Romanesque Revival building, The Mercer provides boutique accommodation that is simple yet elegant — check out the fabulous Corner Lofts and Suites for a real taste of New York living.

The Mercer Kitchen is a popular haunt for celebrities and regular folk alike, with a chic underground vibe it is tucked away in the basement of the hotel and features exposed brickwork and candlelit sconces for added ambience. Fun fact: it was one of the first restaurants in New York to feature a communal table, which remains there to this day and is a great spot to socialise.

The Mercer

The Mercer

COMO Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

Previously spotted A-list residents: Penélope Cruz, Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts

Set on its own private island amid 1,000 acres of lush unspoilt land, COMO Parrot Cay is an award-winning luxury hotel that occupies four miles of lightly toasted sands and has been popular with much of Hollywood’s most prominent celebrities for more than two decades. The Turks & Caicos archipelago is a relatively undeveloped region of the Caribbean, making it ideal for secluded getaways with no cars, noise or even streetlights to bother you.

The resort’s spacious Houses and Villas are all flooded with natural light and feature private pools and expansive sundecks, while the grand Beach Villas offer direct access to the sea and are located right along the powdery sand dunes. Exquisite dining, world-class spa facilities and a vast array of local experiences complete the resort’s five-star amenities here. Think private yacht charters, snorkelling eco-tours, plant-a-tree excursions and so much more.

COMO Parrot Cay

COMO Parrot Cay

Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice

Previously spotted A-list residents: Jennifer Lopez, Harrison Ford, Gianni Versace

Embodying a world of Hollywood-style glamour since the 1950s, Belmond Hotel Cipriani is unequivocally the most iconic hotel in Venice, and one of the top luxury hotels in Italy. With 270-degree views across the water and an ideal position just a short distance from St Mark’s Square, it’s also the only hotel in the city with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, which is considered one of Europe’s finest.

The hotel’s restaurants and bars evoke a timeless elegance and combine it with modern culinary artistry. Most notable is the Michelin-starred Oro Restaurant and the legendary Cip’s Club, one of the city’s most romantic spots where guests can savour an original Bellini while gazing across the water.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

Previously spotted A-list residents: Mariah Carey, Novak Djokovic, Russell Crowe

The ultra-luxurious One&Only Reethi Rah is a long-standing favourite with countless celebs around the world and enjoys a reputation as one of the top beach resorts in the whole of the Indian Ocean. Its idyllic Beach and Water Villas are expansive and have set the benchmark for five-star accommodation in the Maldives, while the Grand Residences are extravagant homes set right on the beach, offering ultimate seclusion and flawless island luxury that is second-to-none.

Eight eclectic restaurants are on offer at One&Only Reethi Rah, showcasing the very best in Maldivian and international gastronomy. Guests can choose to dine on the beach, under the stars or enjoy the resort’s themed acoustic nights and pop-up international food market. And for some intimacy, take advantage of the curated private dining options in varying beautiful settings around the island.

One&Only Reethi Rah

One&Only Reethi Rah

Sandy Lane, Barbados

Previously spotted A-list residents: Simon Cowell, Claudia Schiffer, Hugh Grant

Sandy Lane is one of the top luxury hotels in the world and its sterling reputation for sheer opulence and impeccable services affords it an exceptional celebrity clientele. If you’re hoping to do some celeb-spotting on your next holiday then this is the place to be. Even the world’s most famous Barbadian, Rihanna, hangs around here when she’s back on the island she calls home.

Upon entering the exquisite marble-floored lobby, it’s clear to see that the multi-award-winning Sandy Lane is something quite special. Located on the Caribbean-edged west side of the island, the resort has a blush-pink theme running through the whole resort due to the beautiful coral sands on which it rests.

Sandy Lane embodies everything you’d expect from a world-class hotel, from outstanding golfing, gourmet dining and an ultra-luxuriant spa, but what makes it really stand out is its typical Bajan warmth, hospitality, and friendliness. You'll feel like a VIP during your stay here. 

Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane

The Savoy, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, London

Previously spotted A-list residents: Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra

The Savoy is widely recognised as the first luxury hotel in Britain. Opening its doors in 1889, it’s by far the oldest hotel in our list and the epitome of what it means to be truly top-class, enticing top celebrities and VIPs from all over the globe. Countless members of the Royal Family have frequented its halls, restaurants, and bars over the decades but perhaps most notably, this is the place the late Queen Elizabeth II—a young Princess at the time—was photographed at a wedding reception for the first time with her soon-to-be husband, Prince Phillip. 

The hotel’s 267 rooms and suites are fashioned in an Edwardian or Art Deco style, with many boasting magnificent views over the River Thames and lots of London’s famous landmarks. Book a luxury holiday to The Savoy to enjoy some of the best restaurants and award-winning bars in the capital, including two fine dining options headed up by notorious British chef Gordon Ramsay, which provide the perfect place for a celebrity sighting or two.

The Savoy, a Fairmont Managed Hotel

The Savoy, a Fairmont Managed Hotel

Hôtel Costes, Paris

Previously spotted A-list residents: Gigi Hadid, Yves Saint Laurent, Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, and Johnny Depp

Celebrity status is taken seriously at Hôtel Costes, and it's known as the go-to pied-à-terre for Europe's most sophisticated jet-set. Its elegant spaces have played host to a veritable who's who of A-list stars since its opening in 1995, all of whom leave beguiled by the beautiful Baroque interiors and the truly first-class service that sets it aside. 

Head to its white-tablecloth restaurant to indulge in a delicious meal and a spot of people-watching, take a dip in the stunning swimming pool, luxuriate in the facilities at the on-site spa, or head out into the City of Light itself and soak up the salubrious atmosphere. Oui oui!

Sail it like Beckham

David and Victoria Beckham indulged in an extravagant holiday aboard their luxurious Italian superyacht, the Riva 130 Bellissima, in the stunning turquoise waters off the coast of Miami. This 130-foot vessel - reported to cost more than $20 million - provided ample space for the couple and three of their four children to relax and enjoy quality family time while making the most of the incredible onboard amenities, including several sundecks, living spaces, and a full-service kitchen. The Beckhams' holiday showcased their penchant for lavish travel experiences, setting a new standard for luxury yacht getaways in Miami and proving that, once again, the Posh and Becks do it better.

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Do you want to live like a star and follow in the footsteps of your favourite VIPs for your next luxury getaway? Or are you simply on the hunt for some celeb-spotting? Either way, we can help you book your next dream vacation in one of the world’s top hotels where only the best is good enough.

Call our team of personal travel experts on 0203 816 0985 or enquire online to book or discover more luxury holiday offers and let’s start planning!

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