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10 Celebrity-Owned Hotels to Check Into Right Now

Look, over there: isn’t that Hugh Jackman sunbathing by the pool? And isn’t that Andy Murray knocking aces out on the tennis court? Time it right and you never know who you’ll bump into at the world’s best celebrity-owned hotels. Here are our favourite 10.

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The Greenwich Hotel

1. The Greenwich Hotel, New York, USA
Owner: Robert de Niro
The Goodfellas and Taxi Driver star is a serious devotee of Manhattan’s downtown TriBeca district. He’s the driving force behind the TriBeca Film Festival every April, but also this 88-room luxe hotel, a seamless blend of Moorish, Oriental and New York loft apartment styles. www.thegreenwichhotel.com

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Pestana CR7 pool

2. Pestana CR7, Funchal, Madeira
Owner: Cristiano Ronaldo
The Real Madrid star was born in Madeira, opening a museum dedicated to his life in his hometown two years ago. He’s now taken it to the next level by adding a football-themed hotel, with three more set to follow in Lisbon, Madrid and New York. Fans can lap up memorabilia and trophies, as well as rooms designed like mini pitches. www.pestanacr7.com

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Gwinganna Health Retreat pool

3. Gwinganna Health Retreat, Gold Coast, Australia  
Owner: Hugh Jackman
Famous for his six-pack, it’s no surprise the X-Men actor’s hotel is an extreme wellness retreat and spa without compromise. Set on a mountaintop near Brisbane, it bans all caffeinated drinks, alcohol and a few other addictive substances to help you concentrate on looking and feeling good. www.gwinganna.com

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Hotel Rival room terrace

4. Hotel Rival, Stockholm, Sweden
Owner: Former ABBA star Benny Andersson
The clue that this 99-room hotel is owned by the former ABBA legend? A copy of the band’s greatest hits in every room. Take a chance on it for its on-site bakery, restored cinema and easy access to the beautiful square of Mariatorget. www.rival.se

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Mission Ranch Hotel

5. Mission Ranch Hotel, California, USA
Owner: Clint Eastwood
One of the first cattle dairies in the United States, this 31-room farmhouse ranch dates back to the 19th-century and was restored by the Dirty Harry star 30 years ago. Sitting on 9 hectares, it’s both a bucolic Californian escape and a working ranch. Expect to see as many sheep on site as you will celebrities.  www.missionranchcarmel.com

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Cromlix

6. Cromlix, Crieff, Scotland
Owner: Andy Murray
The Wimbledon champion ploughed US$8 million into this historic 16-room property in his hometown in Perthshire. Not only did he get married there (as did his brother), but it’s been voted the most luxurious in Scotland for the second year in a row. Tennis breaks are, understandably, rather popular. www.cromlix.com
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Sundance

7. Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah, USA
Owner: Robert Redford
Bought back in 1969, this Utah hotel is still a platform for Redford’s annual Sundance Film Festival. That makes it a hub for filmmakers, producers, and directors who jet in to ski, snowboard, hike, and zen out in the art studio. www.sundanceresort.com
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The Clarence

8. The Clarence, Dublin, Ireland
Owners: Bono and The Edge
If these walls could talk! Located in Temple Bar on the River Liffey, this 51-room luxury boutique hotel was snapped up by the U2 singer and guitarist and has hosted every rock star imaginable. The basement cocktail bar is the place to be seen to catch up on all that music biz gossip. www.theclarence.ie

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The Bedford Post Inn pool

9. The Bedford Post Inn, New York, USA
Owner: Richard Gere
Set in the heart of Westchester Country in New York state, the Pretty Woman star’s hotel is a popular wedding venue and dates back to the 1860s. He lives in the neighbourhood, so don’t be surprised to see him popping in. www.bedfordpostinn.com

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Artist impression: Ariel Sands

10. Ariel Sands, Bermuda
Owner: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones
Set on South Shore, this luxury escape of suites and cottages from Hollywood’s premier power couple is undergoing a reboot and will reopen Winter 2016 / Spring 2017. It’s not just a flash, spur-of-the-moment purchase either – the property has been in Douglas’ family since the 1840s. www.arielsands.com

This article first appeared in Silverkris