Celebrity-owned restaurants are a well-known phenomenon. It’s exciting to see how these almost mythical figures project their visions. But how many celebrity-owned hotels are you familiar with? It turns out that a pretty remarkable list of celebrities owns properties, and your personal idol might even be on it.
How much fun would it be to visit, or better yet stay at, Leo’s eco-friendly hotel or Hugh Jackman’s wellness resort? Plus, there’s the possibility for celebrity sightings. Next time you have a meeting or an event in one of these locations, check out these celebrity properties!
The Big Sleep Hotels—England, Thailand and Malaysia (John Malkovich)
The American actor, director and producer is the primary investor in this budget-friendly chain. The Big Sleep Hotels was credited as “the U.K.’s first design hotel for budget travelers,” by Travel Trade Gazette.
Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa—Vero Beach Florida (Gloria Estefan)
Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio Estefan, own this Miami-styled beachfront hotel on Vero Beach. The luxury property oozes with sophistication, class and top ratings.
Sundance Mountain Resort—Sundance, Utah (Robert Redford)
Considering that Redford is the founder of Sundance Film Festival, this ownership makes a lot of sense. Sundance Mountain Resort is the largest celebrity-owned hotel property. Situated on the slopes of Mount Timpanogos, local outdoor activities include river rafting, horseback riding, fly-fishing and skiing.
Gaia Retreat & Spa—New South Wales, Australia (Olivia Newton John)
In a joint partnership with three others, the Grease starlet owns Gaia Retreat & Spa, a wellness resort. Retreat packages feature spa treatments, activities, organic cooking classes, meditation, clay sculpting and more.
Bedford Post Inn—Bedford, New York (Richard Gere)
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As a Westchester resident himself, co-owner Richard Gere resides close to Bedford Post Inn. The eight-room luxury inn is in a rustic and delightfully quiet setting.
Gwinganna Health Retreat—Queensland, Australia) (Hugh Jackman)
Hugh Jackman was originally a guest at Gwinganna Health Retreat while training for the film, The Wolverine. Although Jackman planned for a brief stay, he ended up spending two months there before deciding to co-own it.
Mission Ranch Hotel—Carmel, California (Clint Eastwood)
The Mission Ranch was converted from a 19th-century dairy house. It spans over 22 acres and boasts 31 guest rooms, a tennis court, a fitness center and dining, as well as incredible views of Point Lobos, Carmel River Beach and the Pacific Ocean.
Blackadore Caye—Belize ( Leonardo DiCaprio)
DiCaprio actually bought this island in a joint, $1.75 million-dollar environmentalist purchase with hotelier Jeff Gram. DiCaprio plans to build a luxury, eco-friendly resort on the island, and although it won’t be opening until 2018, there is already a lot of excitement around the ambitious venture.