Seven of the Best Hotels for Celebrity Spotting

As we are nearing the biggest event in the Hollywood calendar, the 86th Annual Academy Awards, we are taking you on a tour of celebrity suites. From the glitzy days of the 50s silver screen sirens to modern-day  dons and divas, we bring you the favourite hotel haunts and stellar suites of the Hollywood's finest.


L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

A jet lag reviver bath upon arrival? Check. A seamstress at hand during the award season, complete with colored thread, sequins, etc. to attend to anywardrobe malfunctions? Check. Central Rodeo Drive location? Check. No wonder, the five-star L’Ermitage proves an A-lister hit with names such as Angelina Jolie, Katie Holmes and Penélope Cruz.



Soho House New York

If it is good enough for Beyoncé, Jay Z and Katy Perry, it surely is good enough for the rest of us mere mortals, right? Make like an A-lister and upgrade to a Playhouse for the ultimate in space, opulent décor and luxury. Booking a room gives you temporary membership of one of the most exclusive clubs in the city – so exclusive that no photographs are allowed beyond the confines of your bedroom. So sadly no Instagram uploads of your poolside images to gloat, but that’s a small price to pay for rubbing shoulders with celebs, surely!


Shore Club South Beach, Miami

Maximise your chances of running into John Mayer and Matthew McConaughey with a stay at Miami’s hip Shore Club Beach Hotel. While the designer bungalows or 6,000-square-foot triplex Penthouse may stretch our layman’s budget, a dinner at the Nobu or drinks at the Skybar will not break the bank and offer you plenty of celeb-spotting opportunities.


Park Hyatt Sydney

Elton John, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, the Rolling Stones, Zac Efron… This Sydney hotel’s guest list reads more like the who’s who of the A list. Possibly one of the celeb charms is the two-bedroom suite, said to be the most expensive in the city, featuring a private elevator, steam room, indoor/outdoor dining areas, specially designed privacy curtains and a spectacular view of the harbour and Sydney Opera House. Opt for Park Hyatt if you are ever visiting Sydney and who knows, maybe you will bump into a celeb or two at by the rooftop pool. If not, you’re still safe in the knowledge you’ve booked into one of the prime hotels the city has to offer.


Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan

What to expect but a glittering guest list from a hotel which has enjoyed its own silver screen fame in Sophia Coppola's movie "Somewhere," starring Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning? David Beckham has stayed here during his time with AC Milan, Madonna is a frequent guest when she is in town, and of course there is the fashion jetsetters you are sure to bump into during Milan Fashion Week, which is ­– oh, right about now actually. They undoubtedly would opt for the 5,000-square-foot Presidential Suite, featuring original antique furniture, a dining room adorned with Limoges porcelain, Murano glass chandeliers and a private Pompeian-style spa but don your sunglasses and sit in the lobby for a spot of, celebrity spotting.


The Lanesborough, London

Opulent and discrete, with a Royal Suite which has an undisclosed location within the hotel. No wonder this hotel is a favourite haunt of Madonna, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jim Carrey and Kanye West to name a few. While the stately decor in all its 93 rooms might take you back to the 19th century, with laptops and free Wi-Fi in every room, you also have access to modern day amenities. While you may never discover the location of the Royal Suite, the Michelin-rated restaurant Apsleys is bound to be a good star-spotting location.


Le Meurice, Paris

Last but certainly not the least is Le Meurice, a personal favourite of Jay Z and wife Beyoncé, also name-checked in the song “Glory” as the place the couple’s child Blue Ivy was conceived. We are not sure if there have been any other famous conceptions but other celeb guests include Kanye West and fiancée Kim Kardashian, Kristen Stewart, Kate Moss and Anna Wintour to name a few. Mr. and Mrs. Carter opt for the Belle Etoile suite which takes up most of the seventh floor and comes with all the marble and antique furniture, boasting a price tag of £16,700 a night.