Celebrities often invest their money in a variety of companies, including the ever-growing hospitality industry.
Fans love to see their favorite star take the next step. They are the epitome of fashion, travel, and ultra-luxury shopping Collections. We observe their lifestyle and dream of experiencing a small part of their food, night life and their world tour.
In recent years, some celebrities have invested in the hospitality industry, Buying hotels and resorts and creating a dream location for the perfect vacation. Some of these resorts were popular with celebrities, and from their experience they knew others would like it too. In other cases, the combination of investment and business prospects has resulted in the star owning or co-operating a luxury hotel.
Check out some of the celebrity owned hotels and resorts to visit on your next vacation.
8th Cristiano Ronaldo – Pestana CR7, Portugal
As one of the top-selling soccer players in the world (soccer in Portugal) and the highest paid athletes in 2016 and 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo used part of these profits to partner with the Pestana hotel group to create Pestana C7, the brand of a luxury hotel chain. The Lisbon location is in the historic Baixa Pombalina district, just a few minutes from the popular nightlife. Ronaldo also has a hotel in the heart of Times Square.
7th Tony Robbins – Namale Resort and Spa, Fiji
Motivational speaker and author Tony Robbins said his life changed on a trip to Fiji. That’s why he felt like Luxury resort would offer the same unforgettable experience he once had. The property includes 19 luxury villas, two oceanfront restaurants and a spa. Corresponding Luxury launches, the five-star resort offers infinity pools, horse riding, yoga classes, and couples massages.
6th Hugh Jackman – Gwinganna Health Retreat, Australia
Jackman went to the resort on Australia’s Gold Coast to train for his role in wolverine. He planned to stay a few weeks, but loved the experience so much that he spent two months on the Gwinganna retreat. The wellness center offers spa treatments, therapies, many outdoor activities and much more. An avid outdoor man, Jackman loved the beautiful scenery and decided to invest in the retreat as a co-owner.
5 Andy Murray – The Cromlix Hotel, Scotland
The Olympic champion and tennis star owns a Victorian estate in Scotland in the 19th century. The Perthshire mansion was converted into a hotel in the late 1980s, but only really got going when Murray bought it two decades later. Corresponding CNN, in 2014, after a major renovation, the Cromlix reopened as a five-star, 15-bedroom destination. Set on 34 acres of secluded grounds with gardens, a chapel, and a restaurant, the experience gives guests the feel of the lifestyle appropriate for a king.
4th Robert DeNiro – Nobu Hotels, Las Vegas
The A-list actor has teamed up with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to create a chain of world-class restaurants in more than 50 locations from New York to Los Angeles and overseas in London, Dubai and Hong Kong. What started as first class restaurant led the partners to develop a complete hospitality plan with hotels from Barcelona to Chicago, each including the five-star restaurant. DeNiro may take on fewer big screen roles, but his co-ownership in the hotel business is booming. The closest locations are Atlanta, Tel Aviv and Toronto.
3 Olivia Newton-John – Gaia Retreat & Spa, Australia
In addition to her Australian colleague Jackman, the actress Newtown-John also found a breathtaking backdrop in the hinterland of Byron Bay. Corresponding Traveller, the resort is located on 25 acres and offers Day spa packages as well as overnight accommodation. Newton-John said she felt the energy of the property the first time she stood there. She and her co-founders designed a special resort to help visitors refocus, relax and unwind.
2 Francis Ford Coppola – Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize
Famous film director Francis Ford Coppola once visited Belize in the early 1980s. So memorable was his first experience in Belize that Coppola decided to purchase abandoned property in the 107-acre Mountain Pine Ridge Forest and used it as a family retreat for many years. In 1993, Coppola opened the property to other families who wanted to enjoy the remote location, jungle canopy, waterfalls, and mountains.
1 Leonardo DiCaprio – Blackadore Caye, Belize
Another resort in beautiful Belize is owned by Inception actor DiCaprio. He bought 104 acres of uninhabited land with the aim of having the island environmentally friendly resources. Deforestation and coastline erosion have been a problem in the past, so he set out to develop a project that would make the island what it once was. In 2018 the resort was opened to the public. It takes a 45-minute boat ride from Belize City to get to the island, and DiCaprio has named it “Heaven On Earth”. The entire resort is self-sufficient and has 36 coastal bungalows and 36 villas.
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Sources: Luxury Launches, CNN, Traveler
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