More celebrities have been investing their Hollywood money in the hospitality sector, from restaurants to nightclubs to transportation services. But it’s celebrity owned hotels that have most recently been thrust into the limelight, though not always for the most delightful of reasons.
The Nobu Hotel in Manila, co-owned by Robert DeNiro, was named the world’s worst new luxury hotel last year. Rigsby’s Guest House, of which Harry Potter star Rupert Grint is the sole shareholder, was closed due to poor sales.
Not all celebrities have seen such failures when dabbling in the hospitality industry, however. Andy Murray’s Cromlix Hotel has received consistently excellent reviews since opening in 2014, and Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort is one of Utah’s finest. Leonardo DiCaprio made headlines with the purchase of a $1.75-million island in Belize, where he plans to build a sprawling, eco-conscious resort, set to open in 2018.
Many hotel patrons may not realize that they’re even staying at a celebrity-owned property, which is why we’ve rounded up the ultimate list of star-owned hotels. Book a room at one of these A-list-approved destinations, and you may wind up doing yoga next to Hugh Jackman or eating breakfast next to DeNiro.