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Palazzo Versace. Photo: Palazzo Versace
Palazzo Versace. Photo: Palazzo Versace

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6 hotels that are owned by celebrities

If being beautiful, rich, and famous with a multitude of luxurious homes at your disposal isn’t enough, why not branch out into the hotel business? These celebrities did just that.

The Greenwich Hotel, New York, Robert De Niro

This Tribeca landmark has 88 rooms, each custom designed, with décor featuring everything from English leather fixtures to Tibetan silk rugs. Frills include a Japanese bamboo farmhouse with an enclosed indoor pool and spa, as well as one of Lower Manhattan’s top foodie hotspots, Locanda Verde.

The Greenwich Hotel

377 Greenwich Street, New York

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The Clarence, Bono & The Edge

Dublin’s original rock‘n’roll hotel located in the heart of Temple Bar, was purchased in 1992 by the two Dublin legends. The 49-room four-star boutique hotel attracts visitors from all over the world – not least the hordes of U2 fans hoping to catch a glimpse of their heroes who are still regulars at the Clarence’s five bars and restaurants.

The Clarence

6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin

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Mission Ranch Hotel, California, Clint Eastwood

The historic Mission Ranch covers 22 acres and offers spectacular views of Point Lobos, Carmel River Beach, and the Pacific Ocean. The ranch, which dates back to the 1800s, was restored by former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood and now operates as a hotel offering 31 rooms, a restaurant serving ­American cuisine, and a piano bar.

Mission Ranch Hotel

26270 Dolores Street, Carmel, California

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Palazzo Versace, Queensland Australia, Donatella Versace

Hailed as the original fashion brand hotel, Donatella’s “palazzo” oozes Italian style and baroque luxury. With its spectacular mosaics, gold details, and vaulted ceilings, this splendid 200-room hotel offers guests the ultimate opulent experience.

Palazzo Versace

94 Seaworld Drive Main Beach, Queensland

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Cromlix Hotel, Kinbuck Scotland, Andy Murray

2013 was a busy year for Scottish tennis superstar Andy Murray. Not only did he become the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years, he also purchased Cromlix House, a Victorian mansion near Dunblane, which he has converted into a five-star hotel. The hotel boasts a Chez Roux restaurant and allows guests to experience the sort of decadent lifestyle once enjoyed by the Lairds of Cromlix, with sumptuous surroundings and impeccable service.

Cromlix Hotel

Kinbuck, Perthshire

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Photo: Hotel Rival

Hotel Rival, Stockholm, Benny Andersson

Owned by former ABBA star and partners, Hotel Rival (formerly Hotel Aston) began its current incarnation in 2003. It features a 1930s red velvet Art Deco cinema where the movie Mamma Mia had its Swedish premiere. The complex is located in the stylishly bohemian district of Södermalm, Stockholm’s southern island.

Hotel Rival

Mariatorget 3, Stockholm

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