Style Icons: Celebrities Favourite Travel Destinations ⇒ If anyone, celebrities know how to travel in style. They select the most spectacular places for their getaways, knowing that there will be a surfeit of top-notch hotels awaiting them. Usually, the choice lies on hotels that can ensure discretion from paparazzi, but that’s not all. These celebs also seek over-the-top suites with personal screening rooms, luxury comfort, and world-class dining.
The next 8 hotels and resorts have proven to be the most attractive and lavish in the world, thanks to a long repertoire with the world’s most well-known names. Find out why celebrities love them.
♠ Mandarin Oriental, New York ♠
Located at the top of Columbus Circle’s Time Warner Center, the Mandarin Oriental offers its guests stunning views of Central Park and Manhattan, as well as the ultimate in service, comfort and style. Amongst the celebrities known to stay here are Liam Neeson, Lance Armstrong and Kevin Spacey.
♠ Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris, France ♠
The most spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower made this hotel even more celebrated when it appeared on the series finale of Sex and the City. Not unexpectedly, Sarah Jessica Parker loves the hotel as much as her character, Carrie Bradshaw and has been spotted staying here, as well as fellow celebs Anna Wintour, Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz.
The historic luxury hotel had a major renovation for its 100th-birthday, which brought new suites and a restaurant by Chef Alain Ducasse, designed by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku.
♠ Atlantis Palm Resort, Dubai ♠
Dubai is an attraction for stars including Kim Kardashian, the Beckhams and Rita Ora. During their stays, these personalities flock to Atlantis Palm Resort – a majestic 5 star Dubai hotel situated on the Palm, a man-made island. From the hotel architecture to the award-winning restaurants, this is one of Dubai’s luxury resorts that never ceases to amaze.
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♠ Rosewood Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen, Mexico ♠
The white beach set between a tropical jungle and pristine is an all-suite property perfect for indulged tourists like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, Paul McCartney and Jessica Alba. The Rosewood Mayakobá faces the world’s second-largest coral reef, which allies natural beauty and the perfect practice of scuba diving and snorkelling. Even the most humble accommodations have private plunge pools and rooftop terraces.
♠ Caneel Bay Resort, St. John, US Virgin Islands ♠
St. John, in the US Virgin Islands, is a heaven on Earth. But as if the environment wasn’t amazing on its own, the property of Caneel Bay Resort is blissfully isolated on a sweeping 170-acre peninsula in the Caribbean, where the rooms are purposefully Internet and TV-free, giving visitors the calm of a non-digital life. All of these elements fascinated Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
♠ Halekulani, Oahu, Hawaii ♠
Oahu, Hawaii, is an A-listers dream destination with visitors including Cameron Diaz, Halle Berry, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ben Affleck. The beachfront Waikiki resort of Halekulani has amazed visitors for years with its orchid mosaic pool and SpaHalekulani, offering traditional Polynesian treatments. The resort’s namesake suite has exotic wood and stone accents, unobstructed views of Diamond Head beach, and a dedicated butler.
♠ The Carlyle, New York ♠
The Carlyle is a New York landmark, a classic. Situated on Madison Avenue, the hotel showcases art and offers luxury suites with stylish separate bedrooms, elegant furnishings and beautiful views over the city. It’s one of the favourites for stars such as Victoria Beckham, Leonardo Di Caprio, Nicole Kidman, Mick Jagger and Jack Nicholson.
♠ Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville, Spain ♠
Diplomats and celebrities staying at the Hotel Alfonso XIII, such as Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Bruce Springsteen, Grace Kelly, Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn, or Madonna, appreciate the Andalusian design features of the property, including hand-painted ceramic tiles, spires, and swooping arches. Especially the Royal Suite – a palatial space, complete with two bathrooms, an office, a living room, and a bedroom.
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