Hotel.com has identified the world’s top 10 popular accommodations based on photos uploaded to Instagram with the hashtag #Nofilterneeded.
In its “Mobile Travel Tracker”, the website says millennials spend on average 39 minutes a day on social media while on vacation, and 59 per cent are glued to Instagram.
“We all know the drill,” says regional marketing director Jessica Chuang. “You walk into your hotel room and before you’ve even checked out the mini-bar, you’re setting up the perfect shot of the room and the crisp linen for Instagram.”
Beautiful balcony views, jaw-dropping bathrooms, statement staircases and rooftop pools feature in the top 10.
From London and Paris to Bangkok and Bali, Hotels.com can fill your feed with hearts, likes and envy-inducing comments with these 10 insanely Instagrammable hotels.
The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London is breathtaking, picture-perfect and majestic. The iconic staircase, familiar to many from the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” music video, has been widely bragged about on social media.
Get a mate to snap you gliding down these in your fresh holiday fashion for the ultimate envy-inducing post.
Review rating: 8.8 out of 10
The Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris has a romantic view from every room. It even made Carrie Bradshaw squeal on “Sex and the City”. This quintessential Instagram photo will have your followers commenting, “#epic #wow”.
The rooms overlooks the Eiffel Tower, contrasted against the bright red flowers and blue sky.
Review rating: 9.6 out of 10
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in Maldives is famous for its restaurant, Ithaa, five metres below sea level. With 180-degree panoramic views, there is an endless number of angles to capture. And the six-course luxury dinner provides plenty more to “snap” #nofilterneeded.
Review rating: 9.2 out of 10
The Jade Mountain Resort on St Lucia is perfect for the beautiful bathrooms. Could a bathroom view be more inviting? Making waves among your followers.
With its stunning Caribbean views, luxurious setting and air of ultimate indulgence, this bathroom is a must-soak and must-snap for travellers.
Review rating: 10.0 out of 10
The Icehotel in Sweden is a picturesque background for a profile picture. Almost everything is made of ice and each suite is individually decorated by artists from around the world. It really is a one-of-a-kind icy stay.
Review rating: 8.6 out of 10
Lebua at State Tower in Bangkok is home to the Sky Bar at the top of the State Tower. With panoramic views going on forever, it makes the perfect Insta shot and becomes famous by “The Hangover” franchise.
Review rating: 8.8 out of 10
The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort in China has been nicknamed the “doughnut” for obvious reasons – it’s one of the world’s most unusually shaped hotels. Spread over 27 floors above water and two below (to create a full oval), it a true marvel that will definitely encourage a few double-taps.
Review rating: 9 out of 10
The Caves in Jamaica are located on a cliff side in Negril, where you can ramp up the romance with a candlelit dinner in one of the private caves and say, “#romanceme”.
Review rating: 9.8 out of 10
The Crazy Bear with Oxfordshire with its quirky interiors is an #Instadream. The wacky designs will give your grid a side of luxury and a hint of weird. Inspired by the Moulin Rouge, the staircase is decorated with foliage painted in 24-carat gold leaf. Persian pony skin hangs on the walls of the bar and the chandeliers drip.
Review rating: 7.2 out of 10
The Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Italy offers poolside bliss like you’re floating on the edge of Lake Como. It’s a tranquil oasis allowing guests to indulge a floating pool, private beach and quintessential European umbrellas.
Review rating: 10 out of 10