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

Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC

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Spotted: Heidi Klum and Seal, Justin Timberlake, Queen Latifah, Cindy Crawford, Tori Spelling

This fairytale castle is more than just a wintry resort with incredible views of Blackcomb Mountain. Even in the summer, it charms with BMW-branded bikes and an 18-hole golf course. The showpieces amidst the 550 Aspen-inspired rooms are the twin Fairmont Gold Penthouse Suites: spacious lofts with 25-foot windows, a Juliet balcony and semi-private elevator access are perfect for A-listers who'd rather not mingle with the hoi polloi. Whether you’re booking a premier room or a standard single, the Fairmont’s service is faultless from top-to-toe.

Why celebs love it: The Queen herself (Latifah, that is) has been known to cozy up to the chic Mallard Lounge for a handcrafted après ski cocktail, like the steamy Milk & Honey with vanilla vodka, Frangelico, hot almond milk, and honey from the property’s own rooftop bees. 

The World's 17 Best Hotels for Celebrity Sightings

Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC

Spotted: Heidi Klum and Seal, Justin Timberlake, Queen Latifah, Cindy Crawford, Tori Spelling

This fairytale castle is more than just a wintry resort with incredible views of Blackcomb Mountain. Even in the summer, it charms with BMW-branded bikes and an 18-hole golf course. The showpieces amidst the 550 Aspen-inspired rooms are the twin Fairmont Gold Penthouse Suites: spacious lofts with 25-foot windows, a Juliet balcony and semi-private elevator access are perfect for A-listers who'd rather not mingle with the hoi polloi. Whether you’re booking a premier room or a standard single, the Fairmont’s service is faultless from top-to-toe.

Why celebs love it: The Queen herself (Latifah, that is) has been known to cozy up to the chic Mallard Lounge for a handcrafted après ski cocktail, like the steamy Milk & Honey with vanilla vodka, Frangelico, hot almond milk, and honey from the property’s own rooftop bees. 

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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