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The wind blew strong as the three-month-pregnant Kim held on tight to her man.
Earlier last week, while the rest of Rio de Janeiro celebrated Carnival, celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were in more of a spectator mood, as they looked on from their glass balcony at the Fasano Hotel.
The 89-room hotel is part of the family-owned Grupo Fasano , which has hotels in São Paulo and Punta del Este and Boa Vista, as well as a number of restaurants around the country. Celebs like Madonna, Beyonce and P. Diddy have all favored the Fasano in the past, and Kimye certainly looked happy with their choice. Could that be.....a....show of genuine happiness on Kanye's face? Kind of astonishing for a guy who tends not to smile for the cameras so much as contemptuously sneer in their vague direction.
Rooms at the hotel all have ocean views, and were designed by Philippe Starck with a 60s Bossa Nova theme.
Knowing how Kim & Kanye like to roll, we're going to assume they opted for a Deluxe Suite, which goes for around $3,690/night, and features hardwood floors, a giant living room with all-white couches (pictured), walk-in closets, and a marble bathroom with a bathtub overlooking the ocean.
Roses are red, violets are blue. Kimye invaded Venice, here's a photo for you!
After just one month, it seems Kim Kardashian is already bored of her temporary Miami digs. The jetsetting reality star was whisked off to Europe over the weekend by boyfriend Kanye West to celebrate her 32nd birthday.
The pair—photographed nearly every step of the way—made their way around Venice on Sunday, with Kardashian tweeting at one point: "Italy is so beautiful! Best birthday ever!!!"
Well, all we have to say is, it's easy to have that kind of reaction when you're staying in a place like the Hotel Cipriani, where the Daily Mail reports they crashed. Located on Giudecca Island, rooms at the hotel start at around $1,300/night, though we're guessing Kimye splashed out on a suite. You know, to accommodate the camera crews.
So Kim Kardashian is, for reals, dating Kanye West. (Congrats, Kimmie! You found an even richer, more famouser boyfriend than last time. We're so happy for you. Really. From the bottom of our hearts.)
Last week we surmised that Kim would be shacking up at the Lanesborough where Kanye booked an entire floor. But as it turns out, Kim K is getting around.
We've spotted loads of paparazzi snaps of her and Kanye leaving The Athenaeum (and then loads more of snaps showing just Kim leaving the hotel.) We can't blame her for staying here as the place features residential-like guestrooms and free WiFi (great for all those Twitpics of her half-naked self that she keeps uploading.
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The other month we reported that Kanye West and a few other rappers were living it up at The Lanesborough. Little did we know that West's new main squeeze, Kim Kardashian—as well as the entire Keeping Up With The Kardashians film crew—would be following him there. And so quickly!
The Mirror reports that Kim has officially landed in London, and though Kim's hotel hasn't been confirmed, it is likely that the pair will be spending a significant amount of time at The Lanesborough, where West has booked an entire floor.
Knowing how much both Kim and Kanye love holing up for weeks at a time in the world's trendiest hotels, we shudder to think what their hotel-hopping powers combined might accomplish. A flour-bombed, hot-boxed, multifunctional naked yoga and recording studio? With any luck, yes.
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Rapper Kanye West must prefer hotels to mansions. After an extended stay at the Mercer Hotel last year, Kanye has ditched NYC for London and is now living at the swank Lanesborough Hotel where guest rooms and suites come with their very own butler.
Word is that Kanye is staying in one of the hotel's $5,000 a night suites along with fellow rappers Common, Pusha T and Big Sean. And it was Big Sean with the big mouth who told the UK's Sun newspaper that the group's loud music upset the royal family.
Kanye had rented out the top floor and we was banging that bitch out. Every room was a studio. The Royal Family below were complaining like, 'We got all this loud-ass rap music above us and weed smoke.' They paid all this money and you don't expect to get these kind of complaints.
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That might be one of the oddest headlines we've ever written but it's all true. Flame-haired (heh) singer Florence Welch, the frontleader of Florence and the Machine known for her powerhouse voice and questionably retro bathing suits, nearly burned down the Bowery Hotel in Manhattan.
The rocker recently told Britain' Q Magazine that she accidentally left a cinnamon tea light burning:
“I came back to the hotel, passed out in my ripped dress – no phone, chipped tooth – came round and there was black stuff all over the wall, my book had melted on the bedside table and there was a bucket of water on the floor. Actually the last scene you want to wake up to with a hangover. Half the room was singed.”
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It's what you've been waiting all year for--The 2011 HotelChatter Awards! We'll be bringing you the best and worst of the year all day today and part of tomorrow. Agree or disagree with our picks? Air your thoughts in the comments below.
In a way, it was over before it even began. Celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were suddenly thrown into the center of a media whirlwind when it was discovered that Ashton had shacked up with a girl at the Hard Rock San Diego—and what's worse, her "friend" was actually wiling to corroborate the entire story. Ruh roh.
After the story was leaked by this gossip blog, all sorts of details were swirling around—the confiscated cellphones, the "gaggle" of girls, the pre-sex "waiting room" (we picture them all lined up like Gaga fans at a CD signing)—but this email set the record straight. And then we found out exactly how long 'hard rock'-ing lasted. Because we were all dying to know...
The Mercer already holds a special place in Kanye's heart because last February, he rented a floor at the hotel and turned it into a recording studio where him and Jay-Z recorded their new album, Watch The Throne.
But lest you think that Kanye West is an a-hole, celebrity guest, partying all night and demanding free rooms for himself and his entourage, a staffer from the hotel emailed HotelChatter detailing Kanye's recent random act of hotel kindness:
I work at the Mercer Hotel in Soho. On Sunday evening, Kanye West chartered a party bus to take our entire staff to the Izod Center in New Jersey for his concert with Jay-Z. We were all provided with complimentary tickets and Kanye personally thanked each team member for attending. The seats were amazing and he was such a gentleman.
Everyone is gossiping about Kanye West sucking face with Mary-Kate Olsen during his birthday party at the Mercer Hotel's SubMercer club. We agree the ego-filled hip-hop star and one-half of Michelle Tanner is a bizarre pairing, but we're more interested in the fact that West has moved into the hotel.
According to the New York Post, West is staying at the Mercer while his Soho apartment is getting a renovation.
Bernard Arnault may have lost a whopping $9 billion in earnings last year, but the LVMH chairman and France's richest man remains firmly footed on his luxury mountaintop. You don't control brands like Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior without knowing a thing or two about excess, from gaudily-labeled handbags to fine spirits and certainly high end hotels.
Arnault is the force behind Cheval Blanc (named for the pricey wine and also, a white horse), a ski resort located in France's Courchevel 1850. This is also where otorious luxury lover Kanye West (who once shaved the Fendi logo into the side of his head) has lent his passion for flashin' by designing bronze teddy bears for its decor.
And just like Kanye's swagger, modesty, and tastefulness, are tossed to the wayside at the hotel. In an interview with Business Week, hotel director Philippe Gourgaud was quoted as saying, "Luxury's a natural experience for us...We don't feel recession in our rooms." We'd like whatever brand of economic novacaine they're using.
A tipster sent us this video saying, "Pretty good song but really bad video shot at Fontainebleau." I'ma let you finish, but normally we'd say any video with John Legend in it, has to be good. But this music video for Consequence's song, "Whatever You Want," featuring Kanye and John Legend makes Pit Bull's video for "Hotel Room Service" (filmed at the EPIC Hotel) look like an Emmy-winner.
The boys don't even make good use of the Fontainebleau property. There are some pool scenes and some LIV nightclub shots but really it's just girls in trying-to-be-sexy one-piece bathing suits and extra long ponytails gyrating around. No suites, no room service, no mini-bar sex kits.
The John Legend bit on the beach, however, doesn't disappoint. And at least the video is way better than Lionel Richie's.
The W San Diego may be on its way to foreclosure, but the hotel must figure if it's going to go down, it's gonna do it in style. The W is hosting a cool photo exhibit by Chris Milk—best known as a music video director to big-name musicians such as Kanye West, U2, Green Day and Gnarls Barkley—through September.
Among the oversized photos, which hang throughout the public spaces in the W, some of the best star frequent collaborator Kanye West. Milk, who directed videos for "Jesus Walks," "All Falls Down" and "Touch the Sky," used 3-D scanning and CGI to create the black-white-and-gray images for the works "Kanye West (Wall)" (shown above), where the rapper emerges from a wall of 3-D geometric shapes, and "Kanye West (Reflection)," where we see West's mug looking into a shiny silver sphere.
Originally, Milk created the images for a Complex magazine cover shoot for West. The pair worked with the studio that did the crazy CGI work on de-aging Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.