Today’s society is obsessed with celebrity culture. From what fashion models are wearing, to what pop stars listen to, to what chefs like to eat, we are enthralled by how the other (more famous) half live. A growing trend has been emerging in print and online -- more of us than ever are eager to find out where our favourite stars are holidaying and spending their substantial pay cheques. Whilst staying at a film star's hotel is not within most of our budgets, the chance to explore the countries their raving about certainly is. We’ve compiled a list of some hotels in great locations that are the favourites of the likes of Sam Smith, Liz Earle, and Jenson Button.
Ringing in the New Year in style, pop superstar Sam Smith, along with a whole host of famous faces, chose Sydney as his holiday destination of choice. With landmarks such as the Opera House as well as Harbour Bridge and the Royal Botanic Gardens, it’s not hard to see why celebrities flock to the buzzing city. The Shangri-La Hotel offers you the perfect base in which to explore the city, with its Asian-inspired interiors, marble bathrooms, and serene spa; as far as hotels go, this one certainly has celebrity status.
Escaping problems in her personal life, Sienna Miller retreated to the Reethi Rah Beach Resort in the Maldives back in 2010. If you follow in her footsteps, you can expect to enjoy a stunning location since the resort is situated on a private island, complete with white sandy beaches. The activities and amenities on offer that distract Miller from her relationship woes are sure to keep you entertained, too! Diving schools, kayak, snorkel, and windsurfing hire are all available, as well as five restaurants and 24-hour room service to make you feel like an A-lister.
If you’re serious about following in the footsteps of your favourite mega-rich celebrities, Dubai is a popular choice amongst sporting, modelling, and singing elite. It’s really not hard to see why Dubai is so appealing to those with cash to splash, since luxury shopping, incredible nightlife, and world-class cuisine make it dangerously easy to part with your holiday funds! If its decadence you want, Fairmont The Palm won’t fail to deliver. From the exclusivity of the setting to the private beaches and spa facilities, the hotel reflects its premium price tag.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is perhaps the most popular retreat for celebrities in the world. Every year the rich and famous descend on the beautiful location for its beaches, golf courses, shopping, and nightlife. With George Clooney amongst those who regularly return to Cabo, do you really need any more convincing to book yourself a flight? Just in case you do need more reasons to head to Mexico, Capella Pedregal's impressive list of amenities and features will surely leave you in no doubt. All rooms have private terraces with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and jagged cliffs; there’s also an infinity pool, spa, and restaurant with unrivalled views of the surrounding area.
Bar Refeali is clearly not just a pretty face -- it turns out she’s rather adept at picking holiday destinations, too! The beauty was seen sunning herself on the Greek island of Mykonos, and if you too would like some R&R in the Greek sun, Nissaki Hotel is the place to stay whilst you recuperate. A boutique hotel within close proximity of the Platis Gialos beach, Nissaki is an intimate retreat with 18 guest rooms. An infinity pool, outdoor whirlpool tub, and open-air restaurant ensure for a pampered experience.
Cannes Film Festival is a culmination of glamour, sophistication, and beauty. Some of the most talented and exceptional of the world descend on the French Riviera to celebrate the stars of the most recent year’s batch of exceptional films. Staying at Hotel Le Canberra will see you situated in the thick of the action. Centrally located in Cannes, this boutique hotel is as stylish as it is exclusive -- you’ll definitely be paying for your privileged positioning here.