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Five cool hotels to stalk celebrities

If you fancy rubbing shoulders at the breakfast buffet with Brad and Angelina or take a dip in the infinity pool with Orlando Bloom, then here are five fancy hotels that are best to get your stalking shoes on …

Hotel Danieli Venice, Italy

Who’s been spotted:  Leonardo Di Caprio and the Brangelina family

Hotel Danieli Venice

Take a water taxi to your front door

The hotel is just as glamorous as its guests with historic rooms all donning artistic ceilings and marble bathrooms. When you’re not swanning about the pool, or lounging with the elite, you can indulge in in-room spa treatments or get your very own red-carpet look by shopping in the city of Venice.

Rooms at the Hotel Danieli start at $487 per room per night*.


qualia Hamilton Island, Australia 

Who’s been spotted: Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom and Leonard Di Caprio

qualia Hamilton Island

Is that Miranda Kerr and Orlando?! Nah – teasing.

Known to be on the list of preferred private getaways for a number of spunky celebs, the Great Barrier Reef is the ultimate beach getaway.qualia is located on a private beach in The Great Barrier Reef and all guests are treated like royalty Oscar winner or not.

Rooms at qualia start at $1,211 per room per night*.


The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Who’s been spotted: Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Stella McCartney and Giorgio Armani

Landmark Mandarin Hong Kong

Order chocolates and wine for a soak in this tub before skulking downstairs to see who you can see

Some of the biggest names in film and fashion have been known to frequent this hotel, during their trips to Asia to be pampered and live in the lap of luxury. The hotel’s state-of-the-art gym means you can work on getting the body of Helen Mirren, while staying at her favourite haunt.

Rooms at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental start at $766 per room per night*.


St Martins Lane, London, United Kingdom

Who’s been spotted: Kylie Minogue, Boy George, Fergie and Black Eyed Peas

St Martins Lane London

The uber chic lounge. Perfect for “hanging out” in a low-lit nook

Everything about this hotel screams celebrity. From the big stage to the big screen, St Martins Lane is located in the heart of the West End Theatre District in London. The hotel has become the second home for pop royalty; housing a resident DJ to spin the latest tracks while offering panoramic views of London from each room.

Rooms at St Martins Lane start at $470 per room per night*.


The Kahala Hotel and Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii

Who’s been spotted: Julia Roberts, Helen Hunt, Mischa Barton, Justin Bieber, Owen Wilson, Gerard Butler, Ben Affleck, Mark Wahlberg and Barack Obama.

Kahala resort

This pic is probably taken from a photographer’s lair

The Kahala Hotel is the playground of some of the biggest A-list celebrities year round, and is the pinnacle of tropical indulgence with a reputation for seclusion and discretion.

Just far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city and away from the peeping paparazzi, you have a good chance of spotting a star during your stay. And if not, you can always take a ‘selfie’ with the wall of famous faces who have stayed at the hotel.

Rooms at The Kahala Hotel and Resort start at $618 per room per night*


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Hi, I'm Megan Singleton and I'm the word slinger of this travel blog as well as on radio in NZ every Sunday. Former Travel Editor at Yahoo NZ and current freelance writer for a few newspapers and mags from time to time, I set off on this travel writing journey 20 years ago and I've pretty much always got a suitcase half packed (or half un-packed!) I'd love you to join me on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for my newsletters if you want loads of travel tips, advice and deals!