From Aspen to Australia: Vacation Like a Celeb at these A-List Approved Stays
According to Booking.com, for over half of Singapore travellers, luxury accommodation is a key factor in deciding on their travel destination.
The capital of Japan, Tokyo, is a combination of the modern and traditional. The Imperial Palace along with historical temples can be found just a short distance away from luxury shopping streets and modern skyscrapers. The sprawling city can be viewed in all its glory with a Tokyo Skytree Admission Ticket, where from the Tembo Deck visitors can take in the sights from 1,148ft (350m) up. Tokyo attracts the likes of top models such as Bella Hadid with its combination of culture and style, it also has the highest number of Michelin-star restaurants of any city in the world. Visit the Ginza district for high-end designer shopping, boutiques and art galleries before stopping for a cocktail at one of the many hotel bars that offer incredible views of the city.
Where to stay: Park Hyatt Tokyo is not only amazingly located in the city’s centre but also offers the chance to stay in luxurious rooms with views of Mount Fuji. Housed in the top 14 floors of a 52-story tower, the hotel offers unparalleled views and unrivalled service, with top-class gourmet dining options at this five-star stay. The Park Hyatt is also a Booking.com Travel Sustainable property, making efforts to reduce food waste and remove single-use bottles and stirrers. Guests can enjoy a massage in the hotel spa before heading up to the top floor for a drink in the hotel bar while watching the sunset over the Tokyo skyline.
Goa is the place where celebrity luxury and Indian culture meet, so it’s no wonder Brad Pitt and Matt Damon are such fans. Recommended by Booking.com travellers for its sandy walks and relaxation, travel to the south of India for unspoiled beaches, and historic temples and to catch some outstanding wildlife. Holidaymakers can experience the sights and sounds of the city on an Explore Goa in a Nutshell tour including Se Cathedral, Mangeshi Temple and Miramar Beach, finished with a sunset dinner cruise down the Mandovi River. It’s here travellers will find all the best beach parties. No trip is complete without a visit to the energetic Saturday Night Market, known for its open-air array of goods and food stalls, DJs and cocktails.
Where to stay: Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa offers a collection of 142 terracotta-roof suites and villas set in exclusive landscaped gardens. The elegant Indo-Portuguese architecture and premium facilities of this luxury stay are sure to leave guests feeling like they’re living the high life of the famous. Guests can enjoy a massage in the spa before dining on fresh seafood at The Beach House outdoor dining area. The resort is also a sustainable property with initiatives including investing a percentage of revenue back into community and sustainability projects.
Kimberley is one of Australia’s hidden treasures and a secret escape spot for celebrities avoiding the glare of the public. The region’s untamed wilderness and small population make for the perfect luxury escape with A-Listers such as Tom Cruise, Orlando Bloom and Kylie Minogue having all visited for a holiday away from the paparazzi. Visitors to Kimberley can explore the rugged outback with its gorges and waterfalls, and treat themselves to a trip via seaplane to less accessible areas. With a population of only 40,000 it offers guaranteed peace, quiet and privacy. Kimberley also comes highly recommended by Booking.com travellers for the beautiful sunsets – best experienced by those staying in Broome, Kimberley on a Catamaran Sunset Cruise, an idyllic way to end the day.
Where to stay: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa is an award-winning, luxury accommodation overlooking the iconic Cable Beach in the town of Broome, on Kimberley’s coast. Not only is there a world-class spa and ocean pool, but this club also houses a collection of fine Australian art. The platform the hotel offers to local artists to display their work is one of the contributing eco-initiatives and factors to the stay securing its Booking.com Travel Sustainable badge. Cable Beach Club resort offers a selection of luxury villas, bungalows and apartments to choose from that are designed to offer Broome character and Kimberley style; a fusion of colonial charm and Asian influence.
Mexico has always been a go-to destination for A-listers, with Tulum being a favourite for stars such as Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon. It is located between the Mayan Jungle and the Caribbean Sea, an hour south of Cancun. The beautiful beaches, candle-lit bars and ancient ruins make for a great spot to find some laid-back luxury. Visitors can start the morning with sunrise yoga before a walk on the white sandy beaches in the afternoon, and then head to a cocktail bar in the jungle ahead of dinner. Those looking to learn more about the country’s rich history can experience a private Tulum Ruins Tour which focuses on the Mayan history and archaeology of the area.
Where to stay: Located on South Tulum Beach, Our Habitas Tulum is an eco-resort like no other, with rooms designed to immerse travellers in the ancient landscape and natural surroundings; with natural palapa roofs, canvas walls, outdoor rain showers, and each with more than 500 square feet (152m square) of private space. Luxury touches to this celeb-worthy stay include the private beach and the clubhouse’s yoga and meditation sessions. The on-site restaurant opens out onto the beach and serves food sourced seasonably and locally. As a Booking.com Travel Sustainable property, guests can also enjoy the hotel’s arts, with local artists being offered a platform to display their talents as part of its sustainable initiatives.
As things cool down, many of the rich and famous head to snowier climes, taking to Aspen’s slopes. This must-ski and must-see spot is popular with famous faces including Mariah Carey, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio for its glorious mountain vistas. Nestled amongst Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Aspen is home to four ski resorts, with Aspen Mountain, or Ajax as it's often referred to, boasting ski routes straight into Downtown. After celeb-spotting on the slopes, visitors to Aspen can visit the luxury shopping on offer or soak up the local culture at the Aspen Art museum. To mine more information about Aspen’s rich history and culture, the Aspen Past to Present Historic Tour will explore the area from the Wheeler Opera House to the Mill Street Fountain.
Where to stay: Aspen’s only five-star, five-diamond, ski-in/ski-out hotel The Little Nell is a celebrity favourite. With its luxury amenities, personalized concierge services and its own restaurants serving up wagyu beef in five different ways it's easy to understand why this hotel is popular with the A-list. Amongst its luxury touches, visitors can even expect their ski boots to be warmed before heading out to hit the slopes. Each of the hotel’s 92 rooms comes with its own roaring fire and bathrooms equipped with heated marble flooring to ensure guests are warm and cozy in this winter wonderland.
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