When it comes to European vacations, sky is the limit for celebrity guests. From lavish hotel suites to indulgent "fine dining," these hotels offer their clients the best accommodation Europe has to offer. The hotel price comparison www.trivago.com presents the top 10 hotels in Europe, which are enjoyed and frequented by some of the world's most famous stars.
Sleep like Lady Gaga, drink a cocktail in the style of Paris Hilton or walk in the footsteps of Naomi Campbell: Across Europe, travelers can enjoy the same service as celebrity guests. The hotel price comparison site www.trivago.com reveals 10 hotels, which are loved by international VIPs. Suites as large as 3,000 square feet with several bedrooms, bathrooms and even private terraces, are just some of the favoured luxury amenities. From Berlin to London, Rome to Saint Tropez, these are the luxury hotels to be found with word-famous jet-setters on the list.
Here are the top 10 hotels, which have not only welcomed scores of celebrity guests, but also received excellent reviews from travelers on trivago.
Hotel De Crillon is a luxury hotel by the Place de la Concorde in Paris. From the lobby up into each of the 174 rooms, the sophisticated interior is characterised by precious marble, fine antiques and extravagant chandeliers, which immerse the room in golden light. The highlight of the establishment is the Bernstein-Suite, in which guests have 2,637 square feet of living space. The suite boasts two terraces with views of the Eiffel Tower, as well as a reception-lounge area and elegant dining room. A humidor complete with fine cigars and a selection of liquors are also at the disposal of guests. Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and Arnold Schwarzenegger are notable guests of the hotel, as well as the Dalai Lama, Jacky O. and Elizabeth Taylor.
In the heart of Saint Tropez is the hip Hotel Byblos. Thanks to its celebrity guest list and hot party nights, the last half-century has seen this hotel become somewhat of a legend in Côte d'Azur. The hotel comprises 44 rooms and 47 suites, each decorated in a regional Provence style with individual antiques as well as extravagant four-poster beds. The Riviera Suite is the flagship of this luxury hotel. Spread over 1,900 square feet are two bedrooms, a living room and a private terrace, from which guests have an unobstructed view over the pool. A trendy hot spot in Saint Tropez is the hotel club "Les Caves du Roy," where supermodels Giselle Bündchen, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell have already danced through the wild party nights. Other notable past guests are Paris Hilton, Penelope Cruz, Kylie Minogue and Mick Jagger. Even athletes, such as Boris Becker and David Beckham with wife Victoria were already guests while in Byblos.
The Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg is a baroque palace in Western Germany offers a unique panoramic view from the Rhine Valley to Cologne Cathedral. The building houses 120 rooms and suites, in which guests are able to bask in royal ambience. Solid upholstered furniture, soft carpets and large beds characterise the airy, light-flooded rooms. From the 1,600-square-foot presidential suite, travelers can take in the breath-taking view over the skyline of Cologne, while the gourmet restaurant "Vendôme" spoils visitors with their French cuisine creations by star-chef Joachim Wissler. Their first-class service has been enjoyed recently by Lady Gaga, who resided there as she appeared on the finale of Heidi Klum's show "Germany's Next Top Model." Paul McCartney and Prince have also been guests of the luxury hotel.
Hotel W is situated in an imposing sail-shaped building directly by the beach of Barcelona. Trendy lifestyle is practically celebrated over the 26 floors and 473 luxurious rooms and suites. Shimmering materials, such as metal and marble, as well as colourful, soft light give the rooms a futuristic atmosphere. In the "Extreme Wow Suite," guests can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view over the city and Mediterranean Sea, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. The suite boasts three bedrooms and bathrooms, a terrace complete with Jacuzzi and ultra-modern equipment in the living area. After sunset, the top floor becomes a trendy meeting place, where well-dressed guests can enjoy a cocktail to house beats of the DJ. A prominent admirer of the stylish hotel is the singer Shakira, who shot the video for her song "Loca" directly on the adjacent beach promenade. Actress Eva Mendes has made the guest list, too.
Overlooking the Spanish Steps in the Italian capital stands the legendary Hotel Hassler Roma. Each of the 95 elegant rooms and suites are individually decorated with antiques, lavish chandeliers, mirrors and precious materials. The highlight of the hotel is the 3,200-square-foot Penthouse Suite, with access to a private roof terrace, offering an exclusive view over the eternal city. Guests can also enjoy the view over the rooftops of Rome from the Michelin-starred restaurant Imàgo. A well-known regular guest of the hotel is Tom Cruise, who returns to the Penthouse Suite when in Rome. Madonna, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz are just a few other celebrities already on the guest list of this luxury hotel. Even Audrey Hepburn, Prince Reiner of Monaco with wife Gracia Patricia and King Juan Carlos have enjoyed the service here.
Hotel St. Martins Lane is a trendy designer hotel in Covent Garden, London. The luxury hotel welcomes its guests in the impressive foyer area with a tremendous glass door, intimate alcoves, huge pillars and limestone walls bathed in a warm ambient light. The guest rooms are dominated by white walls and furniture, which are illuminated at dusk by the colourful beams of the many lamps. Unique light fittings are also found in the 1,000-square-foot Penthouse Suite, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology as well as trendy designer furniture. Even Paris Hilton preferred to spend a night in this five-star hotel, rather than in one of her own. Fergie also slept here, together with her band The Black Eyed Peas. Due to the hotel's close proximity to the theatres and opera houses of London's West End, many celebrity receptions and dinners take place here, at which Kylie Minogue, Boy George, Mel C from the Spice Girls and many other stars have already been spotted.
The Schlosshotel imp Grunewald is a grand luxury hotel in Berlin. The former palace residence of Dr. Walter von Pannwitz, a trusted associate of Kaiser Wilhelm (the former German Emperor), dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and still retains the noble elegance of the period. Stucco ceilings, solid doors, magnificent antique furniture and fine fabrics characterise the interior of the five-star hotel. The hotel consists of 53 rooms and suites, one of which is the Grunewald-Suite, exclusively designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Spread out over 1,140 square feet, the suite boasts a splendid salon, a large bedroom and a large bathroom, decorated with exquisite hand-painted French tiles. Guests include Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, and during the 2006 World Cup, the hotel was the main accommodation of the German national team. Janet Jackson also presented her new album to the German press in this hotel.
Close to Karlsplatz in Vienna, the designer hotel "Das Triest" greats its guests with stylish ambience. What was a stable for the horse-drawn postal service 300 years ago is now a trendy hotspot in the Austrian capital. The well-preserved vaulted ceilings in the suites indicate the long history of the hotel. Over 1,000 square feet of living space and direct access to the hotel garden are highlights of the business suite, which is finished with elegant furniture made with a variety of expensive wood. The night owls of the city gather in the hip "Silver Bar" of the hotel for a drink. International celebrities included on the guest list of the hotel include Seal, Heidi Klum, the late Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga.
The Morrison Hotel is a hip boutique in Dublin, directly on the River Liffey. The stylish ambience of the hotel is characterised by a fusion of modern decor with traditional elements. In this way, imposing snow-white walls and works of art are combined with solid stone floors, warm colors and sophisticated lighting, which bathes the room in soft light. The guest rooms of the hotel are also decorated in a contemporary style. Subdued lights, cream tones in the upholstery and walls, as well as carefully added splashes of colour help to create a calm atmosphere. The highlight of the hotel is the Penthouse Suite. In the lounge area of the suite, there is space for up to eight guests to dine in privacy with a view over Dublin. Beyoncé Knowles and husband Jay-Z have already exploited the benefits of the suite. Christina Aguilera was also a guest of the hotel.
The Hotel InterContinental is a luxurious inner-city hotel on the chic high street of in "Königsallee" in Duesseldorf. The five-star hotel houses 286 rooms and suites, decorated with neutral tones with dark wooden furniture as well as comfortable sofas and armchairs. The hotel suites are each at least 600 square feet, and besides a bedroom with walk-in closet, they also include a large bathroom and living room. In the bar Fifty Nine, a selection of whiskeys and vodkas are served in true style, with views over the grand boulevard that is Duesseldorf's Kö. Last year, Justin Bieber stayed here as he appeared on the German celebrity chat show "Wetten dass..?" Madonna, actor and film producer Nick Nolte as well as Robbie Williams are also among the well know guests of the hotel.
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