Celebrity Hotel Hookups

THE LOVE NEST: Casa Kimberley, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

THE PLAYERS: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

THE DISH: The Puerto Vallarta–based love shack of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, now a B&B called the Casa Kimberley, started out as a nine-bedroom villa Burton rented while filming Night of the Iguana. The actors had met months before on Cleopatra and, though both were married at the time, Taylor followed Burton down to Mexico. He later purchased the villa and the property across the street as a 32nd-birthday gift for Taylor. Burton connected the two structures via a pink replica of Venice's Bridge of Sighs, and the two shacked up there for years as swarming paparazzi tried to glimpse their legendary nights socializing with the likes of Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn and arguing under the fog of Burton's alcoholism. The bridge connecting the two homes even came to be called the Bridge of Reconciliation; the couple were famous for meeting on it after spending the aftermath of a blowout in separate chambers. After their divorce in 1974, Taylor never returned to Casa Kimberley, instead selling it in 1990 for $475,000 to a buyer who turned it into an eight-room bed-and-breakfast. The hotel is closed until some time in 2010 for what's certain to be a splendid renovation by its new owners, who run the neighboring Hacienda San Angel. Still unclear: whether the penthouse will remain decorated in Taylor's favorite hue—lavender—and still boast the heart-shaped tub Burton had installed for her.

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