When searching for the perfect honeymoon hotel, sometimes it helps to look to celebrities for a little inspiration. Sure, we probably don’t have their budgets, BUT if you’re looking to splurge on an amazing honeymoon hotel already vetted by some extremely picky clientele, why not go right to the source!
The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed a slew of celebrities–from actress and designers to producers and authors–about their favorite places to stay around the world. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite quotes, below, and also included a roundup of some of the gorgeous hotels mentioned.
Kelly Wearstler, Interior Designer
“The Ritz Paris. The hotel’s history, luxurious attention to detail and impeccable service truly impart such a sense of place. And the staff is super friendly and makes you feel like this legendary hotel is your own personal European pied-à-terre.”
Paul Feig, Director/Producer
“When we made the movie “Spy” we stayed at the Four Seasons Gresham Palace in Budapest. It’s gorgeous, art nouveau. My wife and I stayed in a corner suite—our living room looked over the Chain Bridge and the Danube. They let us roll a big camera crane into the lobby, which was pretty amazing because it’s all inlaid tile. It’s the best-run hotel I’ve ever been in.”
Veronica Miele Beard, Co-founder of fashion brand Veronica Beard
“Grand-Hotel Du Cap-Ferrat [on the French Riviera] is the honeymoon hotel of the century. The infinity pool and the fabulous French food are beyond. The atmosphere there is like being in a James Bond movie.”
Malin Akerman, Actress
“The Montage in Laguna Beach. It’s not too far from Los Angeles so you can visit for just one night and feel recharged. You can have your own bungalow suite with a view of the ocean, and it feels different from your typical hotel.”
Donna Karen, Fashion Designer
“Every room at COMO Shambhala Estate is unique, and the décor and nature outside provide a tranquil environment. Beyond the aesthetic, COMO Shambhala embodies holistic wellness, combining spirituality and inspiration through activities, different Eastern therapies and its food.”
Other hotels mentioned include:
The Bowery Hotel in New York (Editor’s Note: We’ve stayed here and LOVED it)