The Ultimate Celebrity Vacays: Hanging With Hanks In Vegas And Retail Therapy With Jen

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DALLAS, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Love may be in the air this season, as Hotels.com® reveals the celebrities we'd most love to jet off and spend a vacation with. Tom Hanks and Jennifer Aniston are officially the nation's most desired travel buddies, but what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Sin City is the place we'd most want to take our favorite stars, but it seems we're more interested in shopping than showing off. Over a third admitted they'd rather be taken on an all-expenses-paid shopping spree (34%), than attend awards events (29%) or go on a private jet (29%) with a celeb pal. We'd have no selfie shame though, as over a quarter of us (28%) would demand constant selfies!

Hang out with Hanks
Beloved actor Tom Hanks (32%) was named the top male celebrity travel companion in the Hotels.com survey, but we'd also love to vacation with George Clooney (24%), Denzel Washington (22%), Morgan Freeman (21%) and Justin Timberlake (19%). 

The Real Friends Experience
The nation's sweetheart Jennifer Aniston (29%) topped the female travel buddy chart, with many probably hoping she'd take them to her usual Cabo San Lucas hangouts. Travelers would also love to check-in to a vacay hotspot with Jennifer Lopez (20%), Ellen DeGeneres (19%), Selena Gomez (14%) and Beyoncé (13%).

 

Top 5 FEMALE celebrities to spend

a vacation with 

Top 5 MALE celebrities to spend

a vacation with

1.

Jennifer Aniston – 29%

1.

Tom Hanks – 32%

2.

Jennifer Lopez –  20%

2.

George Clooney – 24%

3.

Ellen DeGeneres - 19%

3.

Denzel Washington – 22%

4.

Selena Gomez – 14% 

4.

Morgan Freeman – 21%

5.

Beyoncé – 13%

5.

Justin Timberlake – 19%

 

Keeping away from the Kardashians
While the Kardashians appear to be on a constant vacation, it seems not many Americans actually want to tag along with them. Politics aside, after Trump and Clinton, the Kardashians (36%) and Kanye West (38%) were revealed as the least popular travel companions.  

Catch the Award Nominees
With the awards season underway, travelers can also keep an eye out for their favorite nominees. Ryan Gosling (12%) and Denzel Washington (22%), nominated for awards, made the list of top celebrities to spend a vacation with. If you're planning to catch your favorite celebs on the red carpet in person, here are some hotel suggestions to help create the ultimate celebrity vacation in Los Angeles, Viceroy L'Ermitage, Sunset Tower Hotel and The Hollywood Roosevelt.

Bright Lights and Beaches
We'd most like to whisk our favorite celebrity away for a week of fun in Las Vegas (27%), but many Americans also dream of flying abroad. A quarter want to experience the culture of Paris (27%) and London (24%) with their beloved celebrity, or relax on the exotic beaches of The Caribbean (24%) or Greece (23%).

Celeb Hot Spots
Hotels.com knows everything about the best hotels around the world and has hundreds of thousands of properties to choose from. With Hotels.com Rewards you unlock instant savings now, and after staying 10 nights you get one free* to use later, so surely the best place to spend it would be where your favorite celeb is likely to be.

It's no surprise that if you want to celeb spot you need to head to Hollywood, as half of Americans named Los Angeles (49%) the number one hotspot for celeb spying. But flying off to France could also increase your chances of bumping into your favorite star. The top five celeb hotspots according to the survey are:

  1. Los Angeles
  2. New York
  3. Las Vegas
  4. French Riviera
  5. Paris

Notes to Editor 

  • *8,400 adults from 28 countries were polled by One Poll, commissioned by Hotels.com in October 2016
  • * Free night does not include taxes and fees. The value of the free night is based on the average value of all 10 nights collected."

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