Would you fancy staying in a hotel where a celebrity has lived, feeling the glamour of sleeping in a room where they slept and finding out the juiciest gossip about them? This is far from being an outright unattainable dream when you visit big cities like Paris, Los Angeles, London or New York, since you always have the chance to book a room in a luxury hotel that used to serve as temporary home for big figures of cinema, music and arts, as has been the case with living celebrities such as Robert De Niro, John Travolta and Bob Dylan, or legends like Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, Oscar Wilde and Coco Chanel. In today’s post, we provide a short list of hotels around the world that once had these icons as guests; if you are a fan, take good note and don’t hesitate to consider them for your next luxury trip.
Chateau Marmont (Robert De Niro)
There are two types of Robert De Niro fans: those who love comedies that he has starred in and the film buffs who started following him back in the times of Taxi Driver. But regardless of how you discovered his talent, if you love the Italian American actor and have a big travel budget, we recommend that you stay at the Chateau Marmont in Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, California) at least for one night. Chances are that you will spot him or other Hollywood celebrities during your stay, because the hotel is known as a gathering point for famous people like models, rock stars and movie stars.
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (Marilyn Monroe)
Norma Jeane Mortenson lived for two years in room 229 of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California, right before she became the big movie star and blonde bombshell we know as Marilyn Monroe today. As a matter of fact, her first photoshoot as a professional model was carried out by the popular Tropicana Pool in this very establishment. This magical place to stay while in L.A. is superbly located within short walking distance of the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and features well-appointed luxury rooms, exclusive guest amenities, five different onsite dining options, a massage garden and a gym.
Hotel Pink Beach Club (John Travolta)
Actor John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston are regulars at the Hotel Pink Beach Club in Bermuda (they once stayed for almost an entire year). And it is no wonder that it took them so long to check out if we look at the services provided by this lovely resort. It is found in Tucker’s Town, a short drive from the airport, and offers guests ample suites with private balcony, and luxury ensuite bathrooms with robes, slippers and signature toiletries. Daily breakfast as well as the finest cuisine are served both in their Ocean Terrace and their onsite restaurant. And to top it all off, you will be surrounded by nature and get plenty of opportunities for snorkeling, fishing and water-skiing.
Hotel Bel-Air (Elizabeth Taylor)
In an unparalleled location amongst the Canyon Hills, 5 kilometers away from Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, we found the Hotel Bel-Air, now part of the Dorchester Collection. The exclusiveness and quietness of the area attracted Liz Taylor back in the days of Hollywood’s Golden Era. As they celebrate their 75th anniversary, the hotel is pampering guests with special spa treatments, cocktails and other extras. Stay in any of their fully-equipped comfortable rooms and enjoy the garden views, spend some unwinding time at the garden or the pool and don’t leave without tasting the Mediterranean Fusion dishes served at their restaurant.
Hotel Chelsea (Bob Dylan)
The Chelsea hotel in New York City was designated a NYC landmark in 1966, and it appears on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977. Named after the Manhattan neighborhood where the building is situated, this hotel used to be the home of many musicians, actors, writers and actors, until long-term stays were no longer allowed. One of the most notorious ones staying here was poet, composer, musician and singer Bob Dylan. At this time, it is possible to stay at the Chelsea in Double, King or Queen rooms just a stroll away from Times Square and the Empire State Building.
Cumberland Hotel (Jimi Hendrix)
Seattle-born Jimi Hendrix, the best guitarist of all time according to many, spent a good amount of his time in London -UK- at the Cumberland Hotel (Great Cumberland Place), up to the point that they have a themed Jimi Hendrix Suite nowadays, available for bookings and ready for nostalgic fans who would like to emulate the rock star’s lifestyle. Conveniently located near Trafalgar Square, Picadilly Circus and Covent Garden, the 4-star establishment also features free WiFi, 24-hour front desk and spaces for events.
The Ritz Hotel (Coco Chanel)
For over three decades, French fashion designer Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel made a suite at the Ritz Hotel in Paris her permanent residence; she even died there. Decorated by herself, affording stunning views over Place Vendome, and today incorporating drawings, photographs and works of art telling the story of Coco, the suite is now open for bookings from €7,500 per night.