The World's 17 Best Hotels for Celebrity Sightings

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The world's best hotels are as appealing to you and to me as they are to our favorite celebrities and diplomats.

Caneel Bay Resort, St. John, US Virgin Islands

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Spotted: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington

This prestigious playpen for some of the world’s most famous personalities gives superstars a digital detox: the rooms are purposefully Internet and TV-free. Its low-key, Colonial aesthetic is surpassed only by the on-point staff and the likelihood of stumbling upon a hammock slung below two seagrape trees. 

Why celebs love it: While the property is blissfully isolated on a sweeping 170-acre peninsula in the Caribbean, the five-room VIP suite is an attraction in its own right. The discreetly named Cottage 7 was once the Rockefeller family’s island home, and boasts a private deck, handcrafted four-poster beds, and the best views on the property.

The World's 17 Best Hotels for Celebrity Sightings

Caneel Bay Resort, St. John, US Virgin Islands

Spotted: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington

This prestigious playpen for some of the world’s most famous personalities gives superstars a digital detox: the rooms are purposefully Internet and TV-free. Its low-key, Colonial aesthetic is surpassed only by the on-point staff and the likelihood of stumbling upon a hammock slung below two seagrape trees. 

Why celebs love it: While the property is blissfully isolated on a sweeping 170-acre peninsula in the Caribbean, the five-room VIP suite is an attraction in its own right. The discreetly named Cottage 7 was once the Rockefeller family’s island home, and boasts a private deck, handcrafted four-poster beds, and the best views on the property.

The World's 17 Best Hotels for Celebrity Sightings

Celebrities are people, too, and they need a good vacation just like the rest of us. 

Hotels with the most celeb appeal seem to attract our favorite stars like moths to a super nova: one deems a property worthy of their presence, and the whole lot of them descends upon that lucky beach town, castle mount, or glistening skyscraper.

Our favorite movie stars and performers flock to properties that can ensure them privacy from paparazzi with private villas and designated butlers that escort them from glossy limo to glossier plunge pool. They seek over-the-top suites with personal screening rooms, far-flung destinations, and world-class dining. Wouldn't you? 

These 17 hotels and resorts have proven they, too, have star power, thanks to a long (sometimes centuries-long) repertoire with the world's most famous names. 

Book a room at any one of these properties for the chance to elbow up alongside your celebrity. Just try not to ogle.

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