Best escape places of the rich and famous .We’ve often wondered – where do the uber-rich stay when they travel? One thing’s for sure, they certainly don’t stay in low-rent motels and half-price B&Bs like the rest of us – places we can only afford after searching for bargains and saving for months. Oh no, we’re sure that when multi millionaires jet from one side of the world to the other, their lodgings are far more luxurious, and complete with free French champagne and Swiss chocolates no doubt.
For sheer hedonism some of the world’s most wealthy people choose to head to Las Vegas. The city is well known as a great place to spot celebs, given its great nightlife and flashy hotels. A number of America’s most famous people have been spotted in the glitzy city, and it also remains a great destination for Europe’s elite looking for some fun. Hang around at the Palms Casino Resort and you might catch a glimpse of someone important who’s been staying in the Fantasy Penthouse suite at the very top. And of course, they can fly in and out with no disturbance in their private helicopters. Nice for some, eh?
Cabo San Lucas, México
Famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, laid back style and relaxing spa hotels, Cabo is a favourite Mexican destination amongst the world’s high flyers. A favourite destination of George Clooney and assorted Friends stars, the resort offers a luxury haven away from a hectic lifestyle. The beaches, shopping malls, exclusive hotels and restaurants attract crowds of celebrities every year. Aside from the chic One & Only Resort, celebs favour the luxury beachfront resort of Esperanza. With beautiful suites and a wonderful infinity pool, Esperanza has it all. Celebrities often prefer the privacy of Esperanza’s private villas offer: a two bed, two bath villa is a cool $1,500 a night.
The island of Capri has long been known for its high-end hotels and is favoured amongst Europe’s elite for its fabulous views, food and weather. The resort of Anacapri is probably the most prestigious and attracts celebrities such as Whitney Houston, as well as leading members of Europe’s royalty. With views over the sea towards the Bay of Naples, this resort oozes exclusivity. A favourite hotel in the area is the Capri Palace Hotel and Spa. The rooms and suites are all appointed with luxury materials, but celebs prefer the Penthouse Suite, with stunning views, marble floors and a pool, this suite of rooms can set you back almost $8,000 a night!
Equally famous for its luxury lifestyle is Dubai in the UAE. A long-time favourite amongst the top crust from all over the world, this city has emerged from the desert as a playground and shopping paradise. Despite it’s location in the Middle East, Dubai offers a laid back lifestyle with some of the best bars and clubs on the planet. And don’t worry about the soaring heat of the day – there are miles and miles of air conditioned malls in which to seek refuge and part with your cash. The accommodation is out of this world – most famous is the recently completed Royal Palm where you can expect to pay up to $1,000 a night – and the city boasts a top range of restaurants and entertainment facilities to keep the credit card busy.
One of the most luxurious and pricey destinations on earth is the small tax haven of Monaco, lodged somewhat happily between France and Italy. The Principality is famous amongst Europe’s elite for its casinos and extravagant nightlife, as well as its shops, Grand Prix and yachts, for which you’ll need bags loads of cash to keep up in the capital of Monte Carlo. The hotels are out of this world – celebrities particularly enjoy the Hotel Metropole, where one of the best suites can set you back a whopping $4,000 a night! There’s good news for us lowly members of the public, though – there are plenty of reasonably priced hotels on either side of the Principality especially in Nice, France, so you could stay in France and play in Monte Carlo. Now that’s living it large.