7 Hotels where famous actors and artists have lived

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.

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The most luxurious hotels in Singapore

Many expert travellers see Singapore as the ideal destination for a luxury escape, since this city in Southeast Asia is home to some of the most sought-after tourist attractions in the world and the most photographed landmarks: the Marina Bay Sands, the Gardens by the Bay and Singapore’s skyline itself, which you can admire from various observation decks or while taking a ride on the magical Singapore Flyer wheel. High-end shopping malls, state-of-the-art convention centres and sophisticated entertainment venues and an eclectic gastronomy offer complement this whole experience.

To top it all off, many hotels in Singapore are considered among the most exclusive ones in the globe, and thanks to the extraordinarily wide array of services provided, future guests are able to tailor or customise their stay according to their preferences and needs: hotel room amenities, views, capacity, onsite dining offer, wellness spaces and treatments, business facilities, front desk services, extras and entertainment. By specifying the type of room and extra amenities they will be using when they make a hotel reservation online, travellers make sure they will be paying a fair nightly rate or even saving money when booking their luxury vacation.

Hotels for a 5-star luxury trip to Singapore

The Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore 

Conveniently located in the Business District of the city, this hotel lies 20 kilometres from Changi International airport, comprises a Casino, features an observation deck on its 57th floor and is connected to the Gardens by the Bay, a shopping mall home to many international luxury brands and a museum. However, what made this 5-star hotel in Singapore truly popular is the fact that it houses the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool affording breathtaking skyline views. Guest rooms, which are fully equipped with every amenity you may wish for, fall into the following categories: lower floor units, city views, sky views, garden views, harbour views, premier suites and family studios. Additionally, it is worth mentioning that the complex includes a spa, a dance club, three lounges and a tour desk; Suntec City lies 1,2 km away, and Universal Studios Singapore can be reached after a short drive by car or shuttle.

Grand Park City Hall hotel in Singapore

This hotel is superbly located within short walking distance of Raffles City, the MRT City Hall station, the National Gallery of Singapore and the Peninsula Plaza shopping mall. It features four onsite restaurants with European dining options as well as Asian specialties, a gym, an outdoor pool and rooms with courtesy high-speed WiFi and stunning harbour views, ensuite bathrooms with toiletries, satellite TV, coffee and tea facilities and mini bar. Room types in this luxury hotel in Singapore are divided into deluxe, premire, family, suites, executive and suites with in-room Jacuzzi. Guests are entitled to enjoy a breakfast buffet daily, and tickets for shows and rides on the Singapore Flyer Wheel can be purchased at the front desk.

The Swissotel the Stamford on the Esplanade

Situated inside the Raffles City complex and metres from the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and the MRT City Hall station, the Swissotel is located in one of the tallest buildings in Southeast Asia, thus affording arguably the best views of the city’s skyline, especially from its bar on the 72nd floor. Other allures of this 5-star hotel in Singapore are its popular happy hour (available for a fee but excellent value for money), its 24 hour room service and the extensive menu of concierge and guest services provided by the front desk. The multilingual staff, complimentary WiFi, wide breakfast selection and onsite fitness centre only add up to this first-class experience. The rooms may accommodate solo travellers, couples, groups and families and are categorised into signature, swiss, premier, suites and executive with or without king-size beds and harbour views.

The Fairmont hotel in Singapore

Also in the Raffles city area and located right on top of the MRT City Hall station, this world-class accommodation offers a dining choice of fifteen onsite restaurants, an open-air pool with poolside bar, complimentary WiFi internet all throughout and direct access to a convention centre and a shopping mall situated inside the same complex. Guest rooms are fully equipped and feature private balconies with views of the Marina Bay Sands area and Singapore’s skyline. The reception staff at this 5-star hotel in Singapore can provide top-notch services such as express laundry and arrangements to use the spa facilities, get sophisticated beauty treatments and massages, obtain a private parking spot or attend the hottest events in town. If you would rather spend the evening exploring the vicinity, the area features both local and international cafés and restaurants, and there is even a Costa Coffee outlet close to the hotel.

Are you departing Singapore early in the morning? Check out our tips and recommendations in case you need to spend the night at Changi International airport.