Any vacation stay has the potential to be a great one, but there’s nothing like luxury hotels. Five-star food, rooms, and service are among the best perks you get for the high price tags. Another perk is those beautiful Instagrammable photos that are sure to make your followers fall in love (and maybe envious) of your destination. Money.co.uk conducted a study that found the most beautiful five-star hotels worldwide using data from the highest ranking Instagram hashtags. In ascending order, here are the top 10 most luxurious hotels, according to Instagram.
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10. W Barcelona, Spain
With 68,680 hashtags, it’s worth it to splurge on oceanfront rooms where you’ll wake up facing the Mediterranean sea. The W Barcelona is effortlessly chic, with its uniquely shaped structure with reflective windows making a cool background while you plant your feet in the sand.
Price: From $315 per night.
9. Niyama, Maldives
Photos look professional before you even edit them at the Niyama, which is why you’ll find 69,595 hashtags for this glorious destination. The crystal clear water and ocean waves on a private island create a tranquil paradise. The resort is family-friendly with one to three-bedroom villas and a kids club with activities like a rock-climbing wall and a decked-out playground.
Price: From $966 per night
8. The Ritz Paris, France
Walking into the Ritz Paris transports you to old-school French renaissance with all the conveniences of present-day. It’s no wonder the property is mentioned in 74,864 hashtags. Explore rooms and suites aptly named after stars like Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Marcel Proust that have a modern twist.
Price: From $1,362 per night
7. Claridge’s Hotel, London, England
The Claridge’s Hotel photographs well because of its sophisticated European charm in a great location of London. The hotel rooms offer aesthetically pleasing furniture and marble bathrooms that will make your followers envious — hence the 76,555 hashtags. Be sure to set aside time when you’re not exploring London to return to the hotel for afternoon tea, which offers over 50 different types of tea paired with classic pastries.
Price: From $747 per night
6. Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii
Comb through the 93,179 hashtags for the Halekulani Hotel on Waikiki Beach for picturesque sunsets overlooking gorgeous clear water. The hotel staff are known for their hospitality with touches like fresh fruit and chocolate on arrival while you take in the island-inspired rooms complete with luxurious en-suite bathrooms and deep-soaking tubs.
Price: From $705 per night
5. The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California
Find 127,297 hashtags for The Beverly Hills Hotel that adds the perfect pop of color to your feed. Known for its title as “The Pink Palace,” it is an Instagram dream, granting the Hollywood experience to its famous guests and to you. Enjoy California weather by the pool under a private cabana, take to the streets for some Beverly Hills shopping, and return to your modern hotel suite.
Price: From $975 per night
4. The Plaza, New York, New York
The Plaza New York grants you the convenience of staying in the heart of Manhattan, with 160,237 hashtags as proof that it photographs well due to its proximity to Central Park and its crisp, clean, white aesthetic and gold accents. Steps away, you’ll find the best of 5th Avenue shops — Bergdorf Goodman, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and of course, Saks Fifth Avenue. Enjoy spacious rooms equipped with in-room iPads and 24-karat gold plated bathroom fixtures. You’ll experience New York like never before.
Price: From $804 per night
3. Bellagio, Los Vegas, Nevada
It makes sense that the world-famous Bellagio has racked up 161,088 hashtags. There are plenty of choices when you want to stay on the Las Vegas strip, yet the Bellagio stands out as the background of the famed Fountains of Bellagio. You might become overwhelmed with all there is to do. Shop at the boutique stores, try your hand in the casino, or explore the outdoor pools and botanical gardens, all without ever leaving your hotel.
Price: From $263 per night
2. Soneva Jani, Maldives
The Soneva Jani takes silver with a whopping 415,461 hashtags. While the Maldives is already a must-see destination, Soneva Jani takes it to a whole different level. The island has both island and over-water villa with open-air bathrooms and lagoon access. But every over-water villa has its own stretch of lagoon, private pool, and retractable roof for sky-views in the master bedroom. Go over the top and book a room with a slide attached for amazing videos that’ll capture every moment. When you’re not in your room, enjoy world-renowned dining, an observatory, spa, overwater silent cinema, labyrinth gardens, and more.
Price: From $3600 per night
1. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates`
Nobody does luxury like Dubai, making it no surprise that the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has 2,428,501 hashtags, deemed the most luxurious hotel by a landslide. The hotel’s exterior alone makes for the perfect picture on this private island with picturesque views of the Persian Gulf from its suites. Arrive in style in a chauffeured Rolls-Royce or by helicopter. Enjoy a modern, colorful suite, then head to the Sky View Bar, suspended 656 feet above sea level. Enjoy the Talise Spa that boasts indoor infinity pools, hot tub and treatment rooms overlooking the Arabian Gulf, and exclusive access to the Summersalt Beach Club and private beach. A five-minute walk, and you’ll arrive at the Wild Wadi Waterpark for unlimited fun.
Price: From $2,341 per night
Other hotels that made the list include:
- Hotel Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, Italy with 61,191 hashtags
- Palace Hotel Tokyo in Japan with 59,738 hashtags
- Excellence El Carmen in the Dominican Republic with 5,889 hashtags
- Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales with 54,795 hashtags
- La Mamounia in Marrakesh, Morocco with 52,152 hashtags
- The Dorchester in London, England with 44,454 hashtags
- Palazzo Versace Dubai in the United Arab Emirates with 43,615 hashtags
- Palazzo Versace in Gold Coast, Australia with 43,015 hashtags
- The Savoy in London, England with 41,787 hashtags
- 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami, Florida with 39,508 hashtags
Would you pay five-star prices for these Instagrammable destinations?