Most celebrities are known for their impressive professional life as talented performers. Musicians, movie stars, and comedians worked hard to earn their status as entertainers — but many celebs have also ventured into alternative career enterprises. Perhaps the most interesting alternative endeavour is the journey of owning property in the hospitality industry. Here are the coolest hotels in the U.S. that you didn’t know were owned by celebrities.
Hotel #1: Cardozo Hotel (@cardozosouthbeach)
Emilio and Gloria Estefan translated their passion for entertainment into a love of hospitality at the Cardozo South Beach. This recently renovated historic property is a refined and contemporary luxury boutique hotel offering 41 lavish, modern guest rooms — including a 1,500 square-foot penthouse suite. The hotel is located in a prime destination for exploring the buzzing nightlife scene of South Beach, on the corner of 13th street and Ocean Drive.
Hotel #2: Salamander Resort & Spa (@salamanderresort)
This luxurious country estate was created by legendary BET co-founder, Sheila Johnson. Located in Loudoun County’s Middleburg, Virginia — the heart of D.C. horse and wine country — it’s no surprise this property is known for its lavish parties and impressive vineyards. The resort features 168 rooms and suites on a certifiably environmentally friendly 340 acres, as well as an exquisite 23,000-square-foot luxury spa and a Virginia Piedmont-inspired signature restaurant.
Hotel #3: The Greenwich Hotel (@thegreenwichhotel)
Robert DeNiro expertly spearheaded the revamp of NYC’s Greenwich Hotel. This property sits amid the hip boutiques and lofts of Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood, described as a “trendy, luxurious, bohemian outpost.” The hotel’s 88 rooms are individually decorated with unique artistic features such as Moroccan-tiles and Tibetan silk rugs said to have been inspired by DeNiro’s world travels. On-site Japanese-inspired Shibui Spa features a lantern-lit swimming pool and lounge, a 1,000 square-foot fitness center, and five luxe treatment rooms. (📷: @travelingwithjessica)
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