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15 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Own Hotels

15 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Own Hotels

Many of the world’s most famous actors, musicians, athletes, artists, entertainers and other celebrities have opted to invest a considerable chunk of their disposable income in top hotels and resorts, which provide secure ongoing income and excellent ROI. Some of the world’s richest and most successful people know that real estate investing is a smart way to build lasting, long-term wealth that will provide ongoing income, and today more celebrities are investing in hotels and resorts than ever before.

“Whether it’s a sizeable piece of ownership, a partial stake or even just lending that celebrity name, you wouldn’t believe how many actors, actresses, singers, athletes and other celebrities are involved in the hospitality industry”, wrote Travelpulse.


Which Celebrities Have Invested in the Hotel Industry?

So, believe it or not, not all celebs waste money like their life depends on it! In fact, there are quite a few famous people who have opted to invest in commercial real estate like hotels and resorts as a secure way to build and grow their existing wealth, and real estate is also a proven way to ensure financial security, well beyond when the bright lights have faded.

Here’s a list of 15 celebrities with diverse backgrounds who have invested in hotels and resorts all over the world:


15 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Own Hotels | Robert De Niro owns The Greenwich Hotel

Robert De Niro

As an actor, Robert De Niro has starred in a diverse array of iconic films throughout his long career, including Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Meet the Fockers and The Godfather… But you might not have realized that he also happens to be a savvy real estate investor! De Niro owns The Greenwich Hotel in New York City’s hip Tribeca neighborhood, as well as a number of Nobu hotels and resorts that are located in cities all over the world.

Olivia Newton-John

Grease singer and actor Olivia Newton-John owns the Gaia Retreat and Spa in Brooklet, a town located on the Gold Coast of her native Australia. She opened the boutique wellness hotel and health retreat with three partners in 2005, offering a fantastic place to just relax, or you can create a tailor-made package that includes a wide variety of yoga and other fitness classes.

Clint Eastwood

When he isn’t busy starring in (and often directing) Academy Award-winning films like Million Dollar Baby and Unforgiven, actor-director Clint Eastwood also makes time for his real estate investments, including California’s acclaimed restaurant and hotel, The Mission Ranch. Formerly one of the state’s first dairy farms, Eastwood rescued the scenic establishment from developers and today the boutique property is designed with sustainability in mind, incorporating environmentally-friendly initiatives at every turn, while the menu offers fresh, farm-to-table food.

Tony Robbins

Known for his inspiring self-help message and flair for cutting to the core of challenges to motivate, Tony Robbins also happens to own a piece of the Namale Resort and Spa in Fiji. This gem in the South Pacific embodies “luxury” in virtually every sense of the word, offering spacious guest suites that are complete with personal plunge pools.


15 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Own Hotels | Donatella Versace owns Palazzo Versace Luxury Hotels

Donatella Versace

As a reigning queen of fashion, Donatella Versace (along with pretty much her entire family) is a smart real estate investor who owns Palazzo Versace Luxury Hotels. This premier brand has a location on Australia’s Gold Coast and another in Dubai, UAE, that just opened a few years ago. True to the Versace brand, both of these hotels are known for their opulence and incredible style, which incorporates a wide variety of original Italian artwork for guests to enjoy.

Christiano Ronaldo

Famed Juventus footballer-turned-model Cristiano Ronaldo may have a line of shirts, underwear, shoes and fragrance, but he also partnered with Pestana Hotels Group to open two hotels under his CR7 brand. The first opened in Lisbon, Spain, followed by a second property located in Ronaldo’s home town of Funchal, on Madeira. Both hotels are brimming with sports memorabilia, including wall-mounted jerseys and caricatures of Ronaldo in every room.

Dolly Parton

Blessed with a voice that would put most songbirds to shame, it’s no secret that Dolly Parton has considerable assets, including her massive Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which lies close to the tourist hotspot of Gatlinburg. The country singer also owns a 300-room hotel - the DreamMore Resort - that sits on 20 acres in Pigeon Forge and offers a long list of amenities, including a spa, two restaurants and a large outdoor pool that is complete with a waterfall.

Robert Redford

With a long and distinguished career in acting and philanthropy under his belt, Robert Redford also owns the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah. Located at the foot of Mount Timpanogos, the resort boasts 92 rooms and also offers several private homes for rent on the property. The location is a natural fit for the actor, who also founded the annual Sundance Film Festival.

Bono and The Edge (U2)

As singer and lead guitar player for the band U2, Bono and The Edge have worked together for decades to write the soundtrack of a generation, but they also partnered to buy The Clarence, a historic hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Dubbed the city’s “original rock n’ roll hotel, the property was first renovated by the bandmates in 1992, and today it offers high-end guest rooms and suites, as well as a luxurious penthouse that has hosted some of the world’s most famous celebs.


Bob Marley’s Family

The family of late Jamaican reggae singer and dedicated humanitarian Bob Marley owns the Marley Resort & Spa in Nassau, Bahamas. As the former home of the legendary singer, the boutique property offers a unique way to preserve and grow the family’s wealth, while also keeping his memory alive. There are 16 themed suites at the hotel, which offers a very intimate guest experience, and the property also happens to be located on one of the world’s most famous beaches!

Donald Trump

Reality TV star-turned US president Donald Trump has definitely earned a place on this list, having built a real estate empire that includes luxury hotels all over the world, including cities like New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Toronto. Today, the Trump Organization is widely lauded as one of the world’s most successful real estate development corporations, by owning, operating, investing in and developing a wide variety of residential properties, hotels and resorts all over the world.

Gloria Estefan

Following an extensive four year, $15 million-dollar renovation, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio re-opened the iconic Cardozo Hotel in Miami this past June, and the project is a fantastic fit for the art deco vibe in South Beach. The Cuban-born artist and her longtime hubby also own the Costa d’Este Beach Resort in Vero Beach, Florida.

Sir Richard Branson

Airline mogul and entrepreneur extraordinaire Sir Richard Branson purchased the land for his Ulusaba Safari Lodge in Sabu Sands, South Africa, back in 1994. Since then, he has created one of the most spectacular safari resorts in all of Africa, complete with a 2,000-square-foot private suite that boasts its very own garden and plunge pool. Branson also owns a hotel on Necker Island (a private destination located in the British Virgin Islands) that is billed as his personal “home and favorite hideaway.”

Mick Jagger

Last but certainly not least, Rolling Stones front-man Mick Jagger owns the Stargroves Villa on the Caribbean island of Mustique. The property offers Jagger’s own personal home for rent, complete with six bedrooms and a staff of four, so guests can discover firsthand what it feels like to truly party like a rock star!


How great would it be to know that you could plan and give your family the vacation of a lifetime at any one of several KASA Hotels all while earning money – even during your stay.

Conclusion: The world of the KASA Hotel Investment Fund is an exciting place to invest your money. Not because there is a crisis every day but precisely because there isn’t. Real estate will give you steady growth and consistent returns year after year and this is the surest way to become wealthy. KASA offers great returns and astonishing appreciation all while being backed by the safest investments in the world. This no hassle style of investing is perfect for growing your retirement accounts and planning your next vacation. Give us a call to see what all the excitement is about.


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