08/28/2012 07:11 am ET Updated Oct 28, 2012

10 Great Celebrity-Owned Hotels (PHOTOS)

Many celebrities -- actors, musicians, directors or models -- have second callings as hotel owners. For these famous hoteliers, it's a chance to tap into a passion and showcase their creativity, which means that travelers should always expect something special when they check in.

Big names, after all, have big imaginations and's 10 favorite celebrity hotels offer extraordinary experiences, as well as a glimpse into the lives and loves of their owners.

10 Celebrity-Owned Hotels