GALUXSEE hopes to be your guide to live like a star, wherever you are, but if you do find yourself in one of the traditional celebrity centers of the world — LA or NYC — and are able to splurge, these are the hotels where famous folks rest their heads when they’re away from home:
Playfully known as “The Pink Palace,” this Sunset Boulevard spot is the face of the Eagles’ hit “Hotel California” and the place where people like Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton are ladies who lunch, brunch, and do Christmas Eve dinner. Paris’s pick — “the best frozen Orange Julius” from the hotel coffee shop.
A candle from the Chateau’s online shop is decorated with the words, “if you must get in trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont.” Perhaps Suite 33 guest Lindsay Lohan took that a little too literally when she racked up a $46,000 bill and was banned from the LA location in August 2012.
The legendary Marilyn Monroe lived here and had her first magazine shoot inside this Hollywood Boulevard hotspot, earning her a namesake suite.
Kim Kardashian‘s bridal shower ahead of her wedding to Kanye West was held here in May 2014. Nowhere near Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards? There’s also a New York location.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reportedly rented a room at this East Coast-style oceanfront hotel just off the beachy sands of Santa Monica. Jennifer Lawrence has also dropped by for a breakfast business meeting in June 2012.
LeAnn Rimes indulged at the dessert bar inside The Bazaar, the hotel’s signature restaurant. The country star sang the praises of its “delicious” chocolate croissants and lemon and red velvet cupcakes. There are also SLS Hotels in South Beach and Sin City.
The über exclusive Vanity Fair Oscar Party brought a slough of stars to this site between 2009 and 2013. Its Tower Bar is also a go-to for Jennifer Aniston.
So Chuck Bass may not be the owner in real life, but there are enough starlets swinging by to fill any gossip column. Candice Accola swooned over the cute personalized cookies she was served, Jaime King appreciated its beautiful views, and Whitney Port was grateful for her room’s “comfy bed” during Fall 2012 Fashion Week.
Seems this spot is the go-to for the Keeping Up With the Kardashians gang when filming in NYC. Stephanie Pratt beat the heat at one of the two Big Apple locations’ rooftop pools in July 2011, while Nina Dobrev and Derek Hough were “chillen like villains” poolside at the Gansevoort Turks and Caicos in July 2013.
Yet another place made popular by the guys and girls of Gossip Girl, this Midtown Manhattan historic hotel is a favorite of the rich and famous.
Nicky Hilton named The Plaza Hotel one of her top three favorite places in New York, right along with Barneys and Bergdorfs. The landmark also goes down in literary history as one of the locations written about in The Great Gatsby.
Paris Hilton and her family actually called this hotel home during her childhood years. It’s also where countless movies, including Jennifer Lopez‘s Maid in Manhattan, were set, and where the famous Waldorf Salad was born. There are actually more than a dozen Waldorf Astoria resorts in North America, and several more around the world.