Sure, celebrities suffer like the rest of us. They’re made of flesh and blood, like the rest of us. But when they’re not suffering, they’re enjoying life to the max. And just because you’re not a celebrity doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life like one.
When Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries, they moved into a penthouse suite at the Gansevoort Park Hotel—fit with K&K monogrammed towels, sheets, pillowcases, and Champagne—for good reason. While moving in might be unrealistic, Gansevoort has become the Park Avenue party hotel of choice. Uptown classic meets downtown cool at this striking 20-story edifice located on the corner of 29th and Park Avenue South. Bask in a heated rooftop pool with a tri-level infusion bar; take in the exhale spa or the Cutler salon, or indulge at the hip ristorante and lounge before hitting the town. Gansevoort Park Hotel 420 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016
What do President Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama, Elton John and Al Pacino have in common? They’ve all stayed at the Beverly Wilshire. Warren Beatty and John Lennon even lived there. An historic hotel located on the east side of South Rodeo Drive, the Beverly Wilshire has glamour in its DNA. Remember the movie Pretty Woman? Julia Roberts strutted her stuff through the Beverly Wilshire. Recently it served as a filming location for HBO’s Entourage series. These folks know. Beverly Wilshire rooms and suites feature chic interior design, marble bathrooms, private bars, and every amenity and comfort a celebrity or world leader could desire. A Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Wilshire 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
A jet-setting tour would feel tame without a Vegas stop. The Bellagio’s oasis of gardens, tranquil pools, art and couture draws droves of stars and celebrities. Paradisal touches include a garden vista café, spas and poolside massages. Bellagio boasts two world class restaurants (Picasso & Le Cirque), the world’s finest pastry chef, Jean-Philippe Maury, and the largest chocolate fountain in the galaxy. Stroll along Via Bellagio and let the baubles awe you. Stop at the discreet Petrossian Bar for afternoon champagne and caviar. Later, suit up and strike a pose on the Cristal-fueled dance floor of The Bank. For a few rolls of the dice, hit the art deco cool of Casino Club Privé and cross your fingers.