Celebrities who own hotels around the world

A-Listers of today know a thing or two about the glitz and glamour of luxury hotels besides just staying in them. Over the years, many celebrities have found their way onto the hotel property ladder with properties belonging to Andy Murray and the likes of Donatella Versace, and of course Hugh Jackman, who once enjoyed a wellness retreat so much that he ended up buying it.

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We’ve taken a look at some of the hotels owned by the biggest names in Hollywood and what you can expect during your stay if you plan on visiting them anytime soon.

Andy Murray, Cromlix Hotel

Sir Andrew Barron Murray OBE is the famous face behind the Cromlix Hotel. Murray is a professional British tennis player from Scotland and was ranked No.1 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 41 continual weeks during 2016.

Located just outside of Murray’s hometown of Dunblane, the 5* hotel boasts 15 luxury bedrooms, two drawing rooms, a conservatory, a dining room, a snooker room and a fine dining restaurant. Before being purchased by Murray in 2013, the estate had belonged to the Cromlix heritage since the early 15th century and had been in their possession for over four centuries. The house was converted from a private residence to a luxury country house hotel in 1981 before being bought by Murray in 2013 to help attract new visitors to the area. After extensive refurbishment, the hotel opened to the public on 1st April 2014.

For visitors who dream of adventure at the Cromlix Hotel, you’ll be pleased to know that the hotel offers a variety of activities onsite such as fishing, archery, in-room spa treatments, falconry displays and more.

Donatella Versace, Palazzo Versace

If you’re an I’m a Celebrity fan, you might just recognise Donatella Versace’s famous Palazzo Versace Hotel from the iconic TV series. Owned by fashion designer, businesswoman, socialite and model Donatella Versace, the hotel boasts two stunning locations - one on Australia’s Gold Coast and the other in Dubai that opened in 2016.

Palazzo Versace Gold Coast, the first to open out of the two locations, boasts 200 luxurious rooms and suites equipped with bespoke furniture, open-plan bathrooms, exquisite bathtubs, large beds and views that are enough to take your breath away. Palazzo Versace is one of the first hotels in the world to be inspired by fashion and mirrors Versace’s signature branding throughout the iconic building.

The hotel is even home to award-winning restaurants, including Le Jardin, which serves up high tea, tapas and delicious cocktails, and Il Barocco Restaurant, which is home to mouth-watering seafood, vibrant salads and succulent roast meats. A stay here can set you back over £200 per night. However, it’s definitely an experience you’ll remember for years to come.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Pestana CR7 hotels

Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional Portuguese football player who plays for and is the captain of both the Portugal national team and the Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr. Like many A-Listers who have ventured into entrepreneurship, Cristiano’s passion extends far beyond just the pitch. Located in the privileged area of Funchal marina in Madeira, the Pestana CR7 Funchal is the first hotel in the partnership between the footballer and the Pestana Hotel Group.

The hotel is truly one of opulence and luxury as it brings together contemporary designs with plenty of natural light. The rooms boast a sense of luxury from check-in to check-out with 48” HD TVs and of course with WiFi, so entertainment like streaming TV-shows or playing big bass bonanza slot will also not be missed. It comes further with luxurious beds and even an open-air jacuzzi and a sauna for guests to enjoy. The hotel is also home to the Pestana CR7 Off-Side Rooftop Bar with unmatched views of the city docks and marina. Guests will never be short of delicious appetisers with exquisite meals on offer for all to devour which can be enjoyed after a glorious day exploring Madeira or maybe after some downtime at the Magic Spa - you decide! This hotel is all about giving guests the luxury that they deserve.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Blackadore Caye

Many people know Leonardo DiCaprio from some of his notable roles in Hollywood over the years - Titanic, Romeo & Juliet and Inception are just a few of the actor’s most famous titles. However, DiCaprio is more than just a world-famous actor. He is also a resort-owner.

In 2005, DiCaprio bought a small sandbar called Blackadore Caye, Collectively, both he and his business partner paid $1.75 million for the deserted island and, ten years later, announced the most daring project to date: Blackadore Caye, otherwise known as the one of the most exclusive luxury retreats, known to man, is a restorative island.

This world class luxury hotel is set close to the Belize Barrier Reef in the Caribbean Sea and is a hotel for those who want to experience the island life to the full. 

If you’re planning a short trip away or want to be close to one of these A-Listers, you should definitely book a stay at one of these luxury hotels. Whether you want to take to the small town of Dunblane in the English countryside or jet off to Dubai and reside in Donatella Versace’s 5* Palazzo Versace Hotel, these hotels can take you anywhere around the world! The question is, which hotel is at the top of your list?

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