Five of the Best Celebrity Hotels

From J-Lo in Miami to Beyonce in Paris, we've picked out a handful of our favourite hotels with celebrity-stuffed guest lists...


The Miami Celebrity Hotel – The Viceroy

The Crillon, The Dorchester, Las Ventanas al Paraiso… J-Lo’s taste in hotels famously errs towards the grand side. In New York her affections are divided between the Soho Grand (see below) and Gramercy Park, while her Berlin pad of choice, Hotel Q!, stands out as being a little less luxe-y (for which read: wildly expensive) than the rest. But it’s the Viceroy Miami, with its wonderfully private restaurant, Eos, and sybaritic spa that seems to have a special place in her affections.


Read ELLE escapes’ full review of the Viceroy Miami

The Paris Celebrity Hotel – Le Meurice

Like J-Lo, Beyonce’s appetite for seriously luxe-y hotels is legendary, having been regularly spotted sachaying in and out of the likes of the Ritz Paris, the Mandarin Oriental in London and the, erm, Malmaison Birmingham. But it was a recent stay in the Penthouse Suite at Le Meurice in Paris which really got tongues wagging. And the bill? A whopping $20,000 for the night.


Read ELLE escapes’ full review of Le Meurice

The Los Angeles Celebrity Hotel – SLS Beverley Hills

LA – and glittering centre of the celeb universe, Hollywood, in particular – is obviously not going to be short of a celebrity hotel or two. You can barely move in some lobbies without bumping into some famous face or other. While the city’s grande dame Chateau Marmont may have seen more scandal in its time, new(er) kid on the block SLS Hotel at Beverley Hills is one of the current celeb faves du jour. J-Lo (naturally) is known to be a fan, while Sarah Jessica Parker and pals Courtney Cox and Sheryl Crow have also checked in.

Read ELLE escapes’ full review of SLS Hotel at Beverley Hills

The New York Celebrity Hotel – Soho Grand

There are other celebrity hotels in New York. Lots of others. From the Hotel Gansevoort and Soho House New York, which have lured the likes of Katy Perry and Jay-Z and Beyonce with its jaw-dropping rooftop pools and ultra-hip vibes, to The Mercer, where Calista Flockhart and (famously) Russell Crowe have bedded down for the night. But not many have quite such a star-studded guest list as the Soho Grand, with a trio of ELLE favourites, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kirsten Dunst and Reese Witherspoon, all having been spotted at the hotel.

Read ELLE escapes’ full review of the Soho Grand

The (Other) Miami Celebrity Hotel – The Tides

The Tides is a South Beach institution. And with the recent A-list fondness for wintering in Miami, it’s got an ever-growing roll call of famous past guests – from Cameron Diaz and Brook Shields to Nicole Richie – to prove it. It’s also something of a diva den with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Janet Jackson all having woken up to those gorgeous SoBe views. And guess what? J-Lo’s even been known to make an appearance.

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