The hospitality industry – restaurants, resorts and hotels, have long been considered a good investment for celebrities to pour their hard-earned cash into, giving them rich dividends. Next time you stay at a hotel, it just might be that you’re giving (more) business to your favorite star.Robert Redford is the owner of the largest resort owned by a celebrity, the Sundance Mountain Resort. Located on the slopes of Mt. Timpanogos in Utah, the beautiful resort offers guests not only luxurious accommodation, but also outdoor activities like fly-fishing, skiing, horse-riding and river-rafting.Elizabeth Hurley is nothing if not posh, and so is the hotel she owns, located in the high-end area of Knightsbridge in Central London. Number 11 Cadogan Gardens was originally a quartet of separate townhouses owned by Earl Cadogan, but the British model-turned actress has turned it into a boutique hotel, complete with velvet furnishings and chandeliers.Andy Murray has invested his prize money from tennis championships in a 19th century Victorian country estate, housing the Cromlix Hotel. Open for business since the 1980’s, the property was revamped as a five-star luxury hotel under the ownership of Murray.Robert De Niro has invested in multiple properties but takes particular pride in New York City’s Greenwich Hotel, featuring Locanda Verde, the iconic Tribeca restaurant, as well as the luxurious Shibui Spa. De Niro also co-founded the Nobu Hospitality Group, which includes nine hotels and 32 restaurants across the world.Leonardo Di Caprio, in keeping with his image as a conservationist, has undertaken building a luxurious but eco-friendly resort in Belize. The serious environmentalist bought the island of Blackadore Caye, in partnership with hotelier Jeff Gram, for a reported 1.75 million dollars.
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