In the past, choosing a hotel was pretty easy; and the fact that we didn’t have to subject anyone else to see where we were staying made even the ugliest hotel rooms passable.
But with social media practically running our lives, nearly everyone makes decisions on where to visit and which hotel to book based on the property’s ‘instagrammability’—a made-up word that’s become synonymous with beauty, symmetry and envy-inducing views.
And these claims aren’t based on assumptions; a new report by hotels.com corroborates this fact. Confirming that one in six people actually book their holidays based on social media—and dubbed the phenomenon ‘insta-travel’.
Through the data gathered, they’ve also rounded up the hotels at the top of travellers’ lists—with the craziest views and outrageous rooftop pools.
From London, to Paris and to Rio De Janeiro, here are the world’s 10 most instagrammable hotels.
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel – London
Insta-moment: By the statement staircase.
Hotel Plaza Athenee – Paris
Insta-moment: In front of the ultra-romantic balcony view.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island- Maldives
Insta-moment: At the underwater restaurant.
Hotel Fasano – Rio De Janeiro
Insta-moment: Poolside, with Sugarloaf Mountain in the background.
Jade Mountain Resort – St Lucia
Insta-moment: In the bathtub, featuring crazy Caribbean views.
Villa Saraswati – Bali
Insta-moment: literally anywhere in the villa.
Barcelo Malaga – Malaga
Insta-moment: In the playground lobby, before you make your way out.
The Icehotel – Sweden
Insta-moment: On your ice-bed.
Bellagio Casino – Las Vegas
Insta-moment: With the iconic fountain in the background.
Lebua at State Tower – Bangkok
Insta-moment: At the sky-bar.