These world-renowned celebrities have invested in wellness retreats in Mexico or refurbished historic palazzos in Portugal, offering impeccable services to guests as they would expect.
These superstars were not satisfied with the entertainment world, and after deciding to venture into entrepreneurship as well, they did wonderfully. If you don't believe it, just take a look at these luxurious hotels and their fortunate owners:
Robert De Niro - Nobu Hotel, Mexico
Situated on the idyllic Baja California Sur peninsula, Nobu Hotel Los Cabos is co-owned by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper. It is their first hotel in Mexico complete with private cabanas, an Esencia Wellness Spa, Malibu Farm and signature Nobu Restaurant. Nobu Hotel Los Cabos has as many as 200 rooms and suites.
Leonardo DiCaprio - Blackadore Caye, Belize
Sustainability advocate Leonardo DiCaprio purchased 104 acres of wild, unpopulated land off the coast of Belize and turned it into an eco-resort called Blackadore Caye. The actor aims to provide guests with luxury eco-friendly accommodations and at the same time aid with the restoration of the island.
David Copperfield - Musha Cay Resorts, Bahamas
The otherwise uninhabited Islands of Copperfield Bay are home to one of the most exclusive resorts on earth. 700 acres of lush natural beauty belongs to illusionist David Copperfield.
Musha Cay features a total of 12 bedrooms spread throughout five luxury homes, each with its own private beach and spacious living and dining areas. There can only be one group of guests, numbering up to twenty-four, at any one time.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Pestana CR7, Portugal
After having established himself as one of the best footballers in the world, Portugal’s star made a foray into the hospitality business. His business is dubbed Pestana CR7 in collaboration with the Pestana hotel group, one of Portugal’s biggest hospitality businesses. The CR7 label has been used in the past on products such as underwear and fragrances.
Clint Eastwood - Mission Ranch Hotel, California
Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood lovingly restored Mission Ranch in Carmel, California. What was once a nineteenth-century dairy farm was turned into the low-key luxe hotel that holds 31 hotel rooms located within ten buildings on the property.
The former Carmel mayor has turned this property into a haven where guests can enjoy a sheep-filled meadow and the Pacific Ocean while engaging in a game of tennis, or a refreshing walk into town or to the nearby Carmel Beach.