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Top 6 Celebrity Owned Hotels

Mission Ranch Hotel & Restaurant

You don’t need to have a Grammy on your mantle or walk the Red Carpet to sleep like a Hollywood A-Lister in these celebrity-owned hotels.

If you are on a quest to get closer to the celebrity scene, you’re one trip away from checking into the glamorous world of the A-Listers when you stay at these posh hotels owned by famous names you know.

The Clarence hotel

The Clarence

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THE CLARENCE Dublin, Ireland
The Clarence, located on Dublin’s Quays, the historic main way in and out of the city, dates to the 1850s. Through most of its history, it was anything but luxury, attracting a strange mix of wild musicians and visiting clergy. In fact, The Clarence would barely register on anyone’s radar except for the fact that in 1992, iconic U2 band mates Bono and The Edge bought the tired property and transformed it into a chic boutique hotel fitting for a rock star.

The Clarence hotel room

The Clarence

The Clarence offers 50 rooms and suites, including a penthouse suite with a rooftop terrace. Michelin star chef Oliver Dunne helms the Cleaver East, a tasting-plate restaurant. Don’t miss the “Not Afternoon Tea.” Cucumber sandwiches are replaced with contemporary sweet and savory bites and a spirited cocktail menu.

The subterranean, Prohibition-style speakeasy bar, The Liquor Room, is the only Irish bar to ever be nominated in the “Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.”

Because of the hotel’s location in the very lively Temple Bar area, the hotel is not the right choice if you’re looking for a quiet getaway.

THE MISSION RANCH HOTEL & RESTAURANT Carmel, California

The Mission Ranch Hotel & Restaurant

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THE MISSION RANCH HOTEL & RESTAURANT Carmel, California
The Mission Ranch Hotel & Restaurant in Carmel, California has had storied past and 17 owners since 1852. At different points in its history, it’s been a dairy farm, a private club, an officer’s club during World War II, and now a boutique getaway in the California countryside that is owned by Clint Eastwood. The iconic actor purchased the property in 1986, saving it from being turned into a condo development.

THE MISSION RANCH HOTEL & RESTAURANT Carmel

The Mission Ranch Hotel & Restaurant

Today the 22-acre ranch has been painstakingly renovated to replicate the original architectural style of each building. Guests can choose to stay in one of 31 rooms in ten unique farmhouse buildings. The property has stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Point Lobos, and there is no doubt you will see sheep grazing in the meadow. The restaurant is considered one of the best places to dine on the peninsula for its stunning views.

Bedford Post Inn

Bedford Post Inn

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BEDFORD POST INN Bedford, New York
Just an hour out of New York City, but light years away in atmosphere and pace, lies the Bedford Post Inn. The charming countryside inn looks like it came directly from central casting, which is fitting since Richard Gere owns the Relais & Chateaux property. Gere, whose father grew up on a dairy farm, stumbled on the property while riding horses with his ex wife. The two fell in love with it, bought it and went to work restoring and renovating the 1762 stone farmhouse into a luxurious eight-room inn.

Bedford Post Inn Restaurant

Bedford Post Inn

Today the property boasts a yoga studio in a converted barn and two restaurants featuring cuisine driven by local ingredients.

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

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GWINGANNA LIFESTYLE RETREAT Queensland, Australia
When filming in Brisbane, Australia, Hugh Jackman fell in love with Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat and eventually put his money where his heart was and became part owner of the wellness resort.

“For me, Gwinganna is one of the oases where I find the perfect balance, and always leave there feeling infinitely better than when I arrived, not only physically, but mentally and spiritually,” said Jackman.

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

That same Zen is waiting for guests when they book one of many two- to seven-day packages focused on everything from optimal wellbeing to better sleep. The tranquil 500-acre mountainside property boasts ocean and valley views, fitting as the indigenous name Gwinganna translates to “lookout.” Gwinganna offers a wide range of accommodation styles, including meditation suites and the Billabong Villas that have an outdoor deck and private steam room.

Blancaneaux Lodge

Blancaneaux Lodge

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BLANCANEAUX LODGE Belize
Since 1981, Blancaneaux Lodge in the Pine Ridge Forest Reserve in western Belize has been under the direction of Francis Ford Coppola. For years, Coppola used it as a family getaway until 1993 when he opened the retreat to the public. The 20-room luxury resort was designed by Coppola and Mexican architect Manolo Mestre to reflect the indigenous designs Coppola saw in the Philippines when filming Apocalypse Now.

Blancaneaux Lodge

Blancaneaux Lodge

Each stand-alone villa is furnished with unique items Coppola and his wife acquired in Mexico and Guatemala. Rooms feature locally handmade mahogany furniture, hand-woven bedspreads and splashes of bright color. For the ultimate in luxury, book the Francis Ford Coppola Villa, a two-bedroom suite featuring a large sun deck with private plunge pool and a large dining table overlooking a tumbling waterfall. Coppola’s personal art, photos and antiques are woven into the décor. The villa has a full-time dedicated attendant to cater to your every whim.

NOBU Las Vegas

Nobu

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NOBU Las Vegas
When Robert DeNiro and celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa came together to collaborate on a chef-driven boutique hotel, they decided that Las Vegas was the perfect place to launch the Nobu concept. Located on the Strip inside of Caesars Palace, Nobu is an oasis of calm in bustling Vegas.

NOBU Las Vegas room

Nobu

Understated minimalism is hardly synonymous with Vegas, but that is exactly the vibe found at Nobu. The 182 rooms are inspired by Japanese design, and the ancient art of Feng Shui was used in designing the spaces. Nobu guests have access to a dedicated concierge and can enjoy room service from the famous Nobu restaurant downstairs. Minibars are stocked with Japanese beers and sake. For the ultimate high-roller experience, reserve the 10,000-square-foot Nobu Villa, Las Vegas’s only rooftop villa offering unparalleled views of the iconic Strip. The sky deck boasts a full bar, BBQ pit, dining area and Zen garden.

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