Celebrity Innkeepers

July 28, 2010 at 12:05 pm 1 comment

Following on from our previous posts on celebrity B&B owners Val Kilmer and Richard Gere, here are a list of other stars who have entered the hospitality industry…

Clint Eastwood – Mission Ranch, California, USA

A restored 19th-century farmhouse, surrounded by countryside and just a few moments from the sea. Thirty-one luxurious rooms and an American restaurant with a piano bar.

Leonardo DiCaprio – Blackadore Caye

A beautiful Caribbean island bought in 2005 by Inception star and aspiring innkeeper, Leonardo DiCaprio, who intends to build a five-star resort complete with private airport.

Francis Ford Coppola

Movie mogul turned hotel magnate, Ford Coppola owns no less than 5 luxury resorts: Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn in Belize, La Lancha in the rainforests of Guatemala, Jardin Escondido in Buenos Aires and 714 Gov. Nicholls Street in New Orleans. Future properties are planned in Miami and Italy.

Sir Richard Branson – Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson purchased Necker Island in 1978, and turned the whole island into a luxury resort which can accommodate up to 28 guests in stunning suites and Balinese-style houses.

Bono and The Edge – The Clarence Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

In 1992 the frontman and lead guitarist of U2 purchased this elegant hotel on the banks of the Liffey, with the aim of restoring it to its former glory. Nowadays, the Clarence boasts 49 individually decorated rooms and suites with an excellent restaurant and stylish bar.

 

Robert Redford – Sundance Resort, Utah, USA

In 1969, Robert Redford purchased the Timphaven Ski Lodge and its land, and began work on the Sundance Resort. Located on the slopes of Mount Timpanogos, the resort boasts stunning natural scenery and tasteful accommodation in rooms, suites and private lodges.

 Looking for your own taste of luxury? See our gallery of top B&Bs here.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Phyllis Hall  |  July 28, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I’m sure they find it very rewarding, as i do.

    Reply

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