Top 10 Celebrity Hotels and Affordable Alternatives From Orbitz and OK! Magazine

Revealing the Most Exclusive Celebrity Hideaways alongside Swanky, Budget-Friendly Options

Jun 29, 2010, 07:30 ET from Orbitz.com

CHICAGO, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking to spot A-List celebrities on your summer vacation? Orbitz and OK! Magazine are excited to reveal the world's 10 most exclusive celebrity hotels where stars like Katy Perry, Ashton Kutcher, and Justin Bieber escape for the ultimate in luxurious vacations. For those just as happy to party like rock stars, Orbitz also is sharing the inside scoop on 10 affordable, alternate hotels, each offering red-carpet bang and swanky amenities for up to 66% less.

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"Every traveler wants to experience a little VIP luxury on vacation, no matter their budget," says Orbitz Insider Jeanenne Tornatore. "It's great to show consumers that a high-end, celebrity-like getaway is within reach, even on a budget."

Take New York, for example: at $343.65 per night, the 5-star Hotel Gansevoort beckons the likes of Russell Brand, Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen to its incredible 260-degree rooftop bar; but guests at the more budget-friendly Ace Hotel will also enjoy the sights and sounds of a hopping lobby and bar for less at $215.75 per night.

Travelers seeking the sun and the stars will find the best of both at the 5-star Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, where Zoe Saldana and Jessica Biel recently enjoyed private terraces and plunge pools from their own lavish suites. But guests on a budget will be quite happy -- and will spend almost 55% less -- at the more affordable ME by Melia, a 4-star hotel featuring private poolside cabanas and the world-famous Nikki beach.

"OK! Magazine loves giving its readers a glimpse into the lives of the stars," says OK! Magazine's Features Editor, Eloise Parker. "The great thing about this particular collaboration with Orbitz is that we're showing them both the fabulous and the affordable."

Top 10 Celebrity Hotels and Affordable Alternatives

From New York City to London and beyond, star-struck travelers can now vacation like Angelina Jolie, Shia LaBeouf and the Kardashians. Whether they choose the celeb resort or its affordable match, fans will now know where to rub shoulders with the most fabulous of A-listers.

Orbitz Top Celebrity Hotels and Affordable Alternatives(1)

Destination

Celebrity Hotel

Recent Celebrity Visits

Average Daily Rate(2)

Affordable Alternative

Average Daily Rate(2)

Percentage Savings

New York

Hotel Gansevoort

Katy Perry, Shia LaBeouf

343.65

Ace Hotel

215.75

37%

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Capella Pedregal

Zoe Saldana, Jessica Biel

342.04

ME by Melia

154.71

55%

Miami

Fountainebleau

Kate Hudson, Marissa Miller

275.81

Doubletree Surfcomber Hotel Miami-South Beach

156.64

43%

Bahamas

Atlantis – The Cove

Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber

506.31

Atlantis - Beach Tower

172.04

66%

Chicago

The Peninsula Chicago

Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp

340.23

Dana Hotel and Spa

140.87

59%

Las Vegas

Caesars Palace

Kristin Cavallari, Holly Madison

132.00

MGM Grand

100.96

24%

Costa Rica

Four Seasons Costa Rica

Andy Roddick, Brooklyn Decker

395.00

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort

158.83

60%

Los Angeles

Andaz West Hollywood

Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher

233.08

Le Montrose Suite Hotel

178.92

23%

London

The Stafford London

Prince William, Kate Middleton

222.40

The Hempel

189.81

15%

Oahu, Hawaii

Turtle Bay Resort

The cast of "Lost"

197.06

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki

106.69

46%



For photos and more on all 10 celebrity hotels and their affordable counterparts, including the celebrities that have recently stayed at each property, visit: www.orbitz.com/hotelinsider. To read about the hottest celebrity getaways, visit www.okmagazine.com.

(1) Celebrity hotels along with recent celebrity visitors were selected based on the research and opinions of OK! Magazine editors. Alternative hotels were selected by Orbitz' staff of hotel experts and travel editors, and are based on the research and opinions of these experts and writers.

(2) Average Daily Rates are based on hotel bookings made on Orbitz.com for travel June 1September 6, 2010.

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About OK! Magazine

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