5 Luxurious and Discreet Celebrity Havens

05/12/2017 01:56 pm ET Updated May 12, 2017

24/7 Butlers, Private Concierge, Chefs, Private Yachts, Full-Time Drivers Among Amenities Luring the Rich and Famous

When the paparazzi have gotten their shots, autographs have been signed and selfies taken, celebrities seeking a five-star experience in total luxury deserve an idyllic and discreet escape. I’ve rounded up five international hotels that are rolling out the red carpet for celebrities, offering some of the highest levels of security, pampering and amenities. 

Apartment Living Room
La Réserve Paris
Apartment Living Room

1.) La Réserve Paris Apartments: La Réserve Apartments Paris is located in tony Trocadéro, in the 16éme arrondissement. A sojourn at La Réserve Apartments is all about experiencing the city as a true Parisian at this fashionable address overlooking the Eiffel Tower. The contemporary apartments are housed in a beautifully renovated Haussman-style building and combine all the comforts of home (and more) and the service of a five-star hotel. The apartments have full kitchens, dining rooms, living spaces big enough for entertaining, state of the art sound systems, TVs in every room and 24/7 access to behind-the-scene service that appears only when requested. A stay in these gorgeous apartments includes:

  • Dedicated butler 24/7
  • Concierge service 24/7
  • Dedicated housekeeper to serve your made-to-order breakfast and handle your daily shopping, twice-daily housekeeping, as well as laundry and ironing
  • Groceries, vegetable basket, tea & coffee selection, soft drinks and snacks available upon your arrival
  • Room service 24/7
  • Afternoon tea served in the dining room or in your living room
  • Wine cellar stocked with a selection by the La Réserve wine stewards
  • Selection of books and music, either eclectic or according to your taste
  • Car service to La Réserve Hotel (15 minute drive) and access to exclusive guest lounge, the spa, fitness center and a large indoor pool. This is the only hotel pool open 24 hours a day in Paris.

With these amenities and the hotel’s total discretion it is no wonder that celebrities in Paris flock to La Réserve Apartments. La Réserve takes the client’s privacy very seriously so I had to resort to online sleuthing to uncover that Madonna and Jude Law are regular guests. You too, can be a posh Parisian at La Réserve Paris Apartments from $2,200 a night. http://www.lareserveparisapartments.com/

Helena Bay at Dusk
Helena Bay Hotel
Helena Bay at Dusk

2.) Helena Bay, New Zealand: To completely disconnect, Helena Bay is a brand new coastal, luxury lodge located on the northeast corner of New Zealand’s North Island. The boutique property boasts a main house and two guest villas with five suites - idyllic for an exclusive, intimate and luxurious getaway set on nearly two miles of coastline. The intimate property offers the ultimate in privacy for high-profile visitors, hidden within a forest-lined cove and built to host no more than five couples at a time. Everything needed is within arms reach, as the main house includes a library, both formal and informal dining areas, outdoor fire pits and other areas for visitors to lounge. The main house also has the wellness amenities that the A -listers look for, including a gym, sauna, massage room and a heated swimming pool. In addition to beautiful beach views and abundant amenities, Helena Bay offers world-class cuisine from the team behind celebrated Michelin-starred restaurant Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890 in Italy, offering guests ‘estate to plate’ cuisine fueled by an on-property farm. Celebs can arrive in style by taking Helena Bay the property’s top-of-the-market Augusta Westland AW109S Grand helicopter from Auckland or a 40-minute drive from Whangarei Airport. Looking for a paparazzi-free retreat? Nightly rates start at $1,750 USD per night (single occupancy) and $2,100 USD per night (double occupancy), and include pre-dinner drinks, dinner, breakfast and use of all hotel facilities. http://www.helenabay.com/

Shore Club Villa
The Shore Club
Shore Club Villa

3.) The Shore Club: This new, luxury hotel is situated on Long Bay Beach, the most private stretch of beach in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. This resort feels incredibly secluded but is only a 19 minute drive from the Providenciales International Airport. The Shore Club offers 148 stunning villas and suites with a chic, casual atmosphere combined with the highest level of service for a bespoke luxury experience. The Shore Club facilities include several pools, three restaurants, three bars including a swim up bar and one of the sexiest pool bars we have ever seen, complete with hanging rattan chairs. If the beautiful Turks beach and azure water is not enough entertainment, guests have complimentary use of non-motorized water sports equipment, from snorkels to sea kayaks and can arrange other water activities like kiteboarding through the concierge. There is also the Dune Spa with views of the surf, a state of the art fitness center, bikes, a tennis court and (free!) kids’ club for children ages 4-10 if a famous family chooses to leave the nanny at home. All the villas have 24-hour butler service and gorgeous full kitchens. The kitchen is pre-stocked with complimentary drinks, fruit, coffee and basics as well as any special requests from the guests. The kitchens at The Shore Club are so pretty it unbelievably makes you want stay in and cook (or have a chef cook for you). Large living and dining areas in the villas offer plenty of entertaining space for celebs wanting to keep a low profile. The Shore Club’s owners’ private, fully staffed yacht is also available for guests’ use for day trips or even overnight use, price available upon request. Turks and Caicos is a favorite escape for many Hollywood elite, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Robin Wright, Beyonce and Jay Z and Jimmy Buffett. Room rates at The Shore Club start at $775 a night and include a sumptuous daily breakfast and afternoon tea. http://theshoreclubtc.com/

Knightsbridge Penthouse Balcony
Jumeriah Hotels
Knightsbridge Penthouse Balcony

4.) Grosvenor House Suites: Located on London’s exclusive Park Lane, overlooking Hyde Park, Grosvenor House Suites is a true private home away from home combining the refined services of a luxury hotel with the privacy, comfort and generous living space of a posh Mayfair residence. When entering the hotel guests will be greeted into a refreshed arrival area by the expertly trained concierge team before being ushered up to the 2nd floor lobby and Atrium for a discrete and exclusive check-in experience. The hotels specially created ‘At Home With’ services offer guests a unique way to truly achieve an “at home” experience while specifically designed to enable them to enjoy the luxury London lifestyle. Amenities include in-home spa and beauty services, 24 hour in-room dining, 24/7 concierge, a state of the art fitness center and in-room private fitness coaching. From organizing a dinner party to setting up your home office and stocking your ‘home’ with the finest groceries prior to arrival, the hotel makes everything completely effortless for their VIP guests. Guests staying in any of the hotels four-penthouse suites will receive the luxury of a packing/unpacking service complimentary with their stay. Grosvenor House Suites has hosted Samuel L. Jackson, Prince, Nicole Scherzinger, among other celebrity guests. Room rates start at $430 a night. https://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/london/grosvenor-house-suites/ 

Cliff Hotel Pool
The Cliff Hotel
Cliff Hotel Pool

5.) The Cliff Hotel:  Situated on the cliffs of Negril, offering pristine sea views, magical sunsets and intoxicating Jamaican culture, hospitality and service, The Cliff Hotel is a private, tranquil setting marked by understated luxury. The intimate destination has only 22 suites and four luxurious villas – all with unobstructed views of the Caribbean. Because the hotel is so small, The Cliff Hotel can completely customize guests’ stays, especially for those who prefer to not be seen. Examples include:

  • The hotel staff can set up a romantic seaside dinner for two
  • Guests can schedule private workouts on a yoga deck that overlooks the Caribbean
  • In-room spa treatments (single or couples)
  • Private cooking classes

The small, luxury hotel is surrounded by a stunning five acres of land, so guests are sure to find a secluded area, whether to watch the pristine sunsets or lounge in the natural pools among the cliffs. Frazzled celeb guests can find balance with private yoga and meditation led on a brand-new yoga deck overlooking the sea. Meanwhile, the KiYara Spa is a cliffside oasis for the mind, body and spirit, where guests can relax to the sound of the waves or enjoy treatments from the privacy of their rooms. The Cliff Hotel’s cuisine celebrates the island’s heritage and modern culinary artistry at Zest Restaurant led by acclaimed chef Cindy Hutson. All 33 rooms can be taken over for weddings and private events for the jet set. The Cliff Hotel is tight lipped about their famous fans but Jamaica has been a refuge for U.S. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy, HRH Queen Elizabeth, HRH Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Beyonce Knowles, Ralph Lauren, Sir Paul McCartney, Naomi Campbell, and many others. Room rates start at a reasonable $350 a night. www.thecliffjamaica.com

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