These days, hotels need to do much more than provide comfortable accommodation and good service to capture the hearts of travelers; they also need to be ABSOLUTELY picture-perfect. Why? Just so that visitors can elicit feelings of jealousy in the minds of their social media following. In fact, I came across a statistic that said more than 40% of those under 33 prioritize ‘Instagrammability’ when choosing their next holiday spot.
With over 800 million monthly active users, Instagram has become an undeniably powerful platform for marketers due to it’s huge influence on consumer decision-making. As well as building awareness and inspiring travelers, independent hotels and global chains can now use the platform to drive direct bookings.
Whether you’re booking out the presidential suite or just eating out at the hotel restaurant, these gorgeous hotels offer abundant opportunities for photographic moments worthy of the glossy pages.
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LA MAMOUNIA MARRAKECH
This Moroccan palace has been redesigned by an internationally acclaimed designer, Jacques Garcia, combining Moroccan style and ambiance with a modern twist. With its luxurious decorations, fabulous gardens and its trendy 2500sq m SPA, la Mamounia guarantees the amazement of its guests. The hotel offers plenty of different rooms each with it’s own Moroccan themed look, providing plenty of opportunities for you to take beautiful pictures
Cap Rocat has recently been completely renovated by Antonio Obrador. The idea was to give a modern spin to an old fortress originally built for the surveillance of the Bay of Palma. The property has 360 views of the surrounding countryside and El Arenal Beach. It has since been declared as a National Monument, and received the Europa Nostra Award among other accolades.
Located in Tulum (Mexico), Azulik Hotel & Spa is an adult-only, clothing-optional establishment. The resort is surrounded by lush forest in the expansive biosphere reserve Sian Ka’an, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are 48 wooden-crafted villas perfectly submerged within the Mayan jungle next to the Caribbean Sea, allowing guests to enjoy a 360 degrees’ view of the beauty that surrounds the resort. Azulik draws mostly couples and solo travelers that are looking to disconnect from the world and be transported back in time.
Located, within proximity of Chora in Mykonos, the awarded hotel Cavo Tagoo features an infinity pool with a 100 feet aquarium bar and a fully-equipped spa with indoor pool. Many rooms enjoy stunning views of the turquoise Mediterranean sea.
HOTEL PLAZA ATHENEE
Hotel Plaza Athenee is located just a short walking distance from the Eiffel tower and many rooms in the building offer stunning views of the landmark. The hotel has elegant, antique-filled rooms, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minibars. Feel free to pop a bottle of champagne while enjoying the most beautiful view that Paris has to offer.
HOTEL VILLA HONEGG
Proof that one need not be a behemoth brand to broadcast inspirational travel content, this 23-room hotel hits above its weight when it comes to social media taking full advantage of its stunning setting high in the Swiss Alps.
Amid the narrow of streets of the Medina, this chic boutique hotel in a classic Moorish riad with ornate design accents is a 9-minute walk from Musée de Marrakech, and 8 km from Aéroport de Marrakech. The hotel has been popularized by the beautifully tiled pool that sits in it’s courtyard. The 7 upscale rooms and suites have Moroccan accents, free Wi-Fi, and polished en suite bathrooms with traditional mosaic tiles. Be prepared to join a long waiting list, as this hotel is booked until 2020.
This stunning resort is set on 600 acres in Canyon Point and provides panoramic views of the canyon and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Amenities include a floatation therapy pavilion, a sauna, steam room, cold plunge and step pool, a fitness center and yoga pavilion. Enjoy an all-inclusive self-care weekend if relaxing is your thing, or if you’re more active – you can join numerous yoga classes, and even guided hikes. There’s also a communal living room, library, art gallery and a dining room, wine cellar, and an award winning restaurant that will satisfy even the most demanding food critics.
1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE
This hotel is where it’s at if you’re looking for the best view of New York. Located near the Brooklyn Bridge along the East River, this trendy hotel is a 12-minute walk from the nearest subway station and 9 miles from the Statue of Liberty. Industrial-chic rooms feature free Wi-Fi, smart TVs, Nespresso machines and yoga mats; most offer river, park or Statue of Liberty views.
EL FENN HOTEL
This ultra-chic riad hotel offers luxurious rooms with colorful Moroccan decor that is both true to Morrocan interior design and satisfies even the most snobby of interior design critics. All rooms feature original artwork from the owner’s private modern art collection.
Some rooms include leather-lined floors; Upgraded rooms add terraces and plunge pools. There are also 2-4 bedroom quarters, including a 4-bedroom riad with a kitchen, a roof terrace, and a plunge pool. There’s an upscale restaurant with a cocktail bar, as well as 2 courtyard pools, and a roof terrace with a plunge pool. Other amenities include a spa with treatment rooms, a hot tub, and a hammam.
This one is for all of the animal fanatics out there. The giraffe manner offers excursions to all of the local safaris and even has a group of giraffes that live on the property. The giraffes have free range of the place and can often appear next to you as you eat breakfast. 1930s manor house has been transformed into an all-inclusive hotel with 10 refined rooms that come with free Wi-Fi balconies and terraces.
SULTAN CAVES SUITES
Sultan cave suites can be found in the middle of Cappadocia, turkey. An area known for its caves, and history that goes back over 1000 years. Hotel features arch ceilings and stonewalls, medieval suites that have every modern luxury one could possibly ever want.
TAJ LAKE PALACE
It’s really rare to come a come across a hotel that sits in the middle of a lake, and the Taj Lake Palace doesn’t disappoint. The hotel is set in an 18th-century marvel palace upon Lake Pichola and has been featured in multiple movies including being featured in James Bond.
Opulent rooms future gold leaf designs, lake views and even a personal butler to handle all of your desires. Enjoy food from one of the three upscale restaurants on the property with free WiFi throughout.
This serene and luxurious resort is set amongst rice patties and a tropical forest. Perfect for those that want a vacation away from the city, Kamandalu is the perfect escape.
Located on a small island just northeast of Bali, the eco-friendly Kaleydo Villas is a perfect getaway for those that want to avoid the busier islands and actually enjoy a peaceful vacation. The boutique resort is located just 150 meters from beautiful turquoise beaches that are home to sea turtles, a variety of colored fishes and corals (perfect for snorkeling!)
The Conrad Maldives is a ritzy resort set on two private islands in the Indian Ocean. Jump directly into the ocean from your private villa that has a private hot tub and sun deck. Many of the villas offer glass floors so it appears as if you’re floating directly on water. Perfect for even those of the more demanding guests, the Conrad Maldives has every luxury your heart could possibly ever desire
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