There’s no denying it. Instagram is its own league when it comes to customer decision making that’s based on staggeringly beautiful imagery. With over 800 million active users – every month – the hotel industry has adapted to the Instagram game in terrific fashion. When it comes to boosting global awareness, increasing bookings and sales, Instagram is completely unmatched in reaching the masses.
This unbelievably powerful platform provides business owners and their marketeers with unmatched opportunities to reach out to potential customers across the globe. Now, having successfully launched its new booking feature, Instagram is stepping into its next phase of development, which will no doubt, evolve and develop to meet the demand of its user.
As its open to everyone and free to use, the Instagram world isn’t just for the bigger, more established hotels. As interest in the platform grows and with the introduction of the aforementioned booking feature, it’s not uncommon for smaller, boutique and independent venues to rise up the popularity scale and rival the exposure that bigger chains enjoy.
We’ve compiled a list of the hotels (big and small) that we think are worthy of adding to your feed.
Location – Marrakech, Morocco
Price – ££
Authentic Riad with 19 Bedrooms
The hotel is a perfect break away for couples. The closest airport (Menara Airport) is located a short distance of 3 miles from the hotel which can be taken by a 20-minute private shuttle. Set in the heart of the Medina (historic old town) of Marrakech, the hotel is well situated to visit historic and well-known parts of the city, including being within a mile from the El Badi Palace and the Saadian Tombs.
Location – Turks and Caicos Islands
Price – ££££
Set on the picturesque beaches of Turks and Caicos Islands, the Triton Luxury Villa is a perfect break away from reality. With 7 bedrooms (hosting 16 people); 2 pools; an outdoor cinema; a tennis/basketball court and a world-renowned private chef – the Villa hosts the perfect holiday for those of all ages from families with young children to a friend’s trip for a 50th!
Location – Mykonos, Greece
Price – £££
13 suites, 7 suites with a private pool, 31 Superior Bedrooms and 18 Superior Bedrooms with private pool
Only running from mid-May to mid-October on a seasonal basis, the Cavo Tagoo hotel in Mykonos is a sunny break away with some of the most scenic views from every room. The blissful hotel provides rooms, suites and villas to choose from when booking to stay. Many rooms have their own private pool, others a private hot tub and one a private cave pool.
Location – Honegg, Switzerland
Price – ££ – ££££
Rising high on Mount Bürgenstock, this early 1900s villa offers luxurious rooms with balconies and a heated infinity pool overlooking Lake Lucerne. Facilities include a private cinema and a wellness centre. For the adventurous sightseers out there, electric bikes are free to rent from the hotel itself or the scenic foot trails provide an alternative hiking experience.
Location – Hong Kong
Price – ££ – £££
Arguably the most luxurious hotel on the list, the peninsula is on the edge of Victoria Harbour – a well renowned and highly rated area of the Tsim Sha Tsui area in Hong Kong. The hotel features 8 award winning restaurants and bars, a 12,000 square foot spa and an on-site shopping arcade. Travelling to and from the airport can be done in style too with the hotel’s fleet of Roles-Royce limousines, Mini Cooper S Clubmans or a private helicopter.
Location – Bali, Indonesia
Price – £ – ££
17 Bedooms (mix of ‘tents’, solo rooms, or houses for 4)
Set in the depths of the Balinese forests, the Bambu Indah is a ‘sustainably minded jungle retreat with the luxury of hotel service’. Activities range from yoga to village hikes to tours of local sustainable villages with houses purely made of bamboo. Another opportunity to experience is having a Balinese blessing which consists of ‘a purification, welcoming of good spirits and presenting a handmade Most often, the ceremony takes place on their Sunset Deck overlooking the stunning rice fields of Bongkasa.
Location – Colombia
Price – ££
16 Private Bedrooms and dormitories available
If you are a passionate sportsperson then this is the place for you. Whether yoga is your thing or you’re more into the adventures of rock climbing, this hotel has it all. The steep cliffs surrounding are recommended for everyone from experienced rock climbers (solo climbs) to beginner/moderate climbers who can purchase tickets to go on one of the local climbing private tours. If you’re more into a relaxed holiday, the serene views surrounding the hotel in the blissful nature setting, provide a relaxing holiday for those who want to be away from bustling cities. However, the rooms are based around the environment as it is an ecological hotel – therefore forfeiting some luxuries of a hotel i.e. No TV (360 ° Canyon view), they do not have Closet but instead multiple stones that form shelves. They are rustic rooms adapted to the natural space with eco-sustainable construction in materials such as, earth in its different techniques, stone, wood, palm and cane.
Location – Egypt
Price – £ – ££
Located on the banks of the River Nile, the resort provides a room with a view. For the explorers, the hotel is located 2 minutes from the Temple of Karnak and a short distance from Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple and El Souk Area. If the historic trips are not your scene there is also the opportunity to do felucca sailing and camel back riding close to the hotel. For those who like a relaxed holiday the resort has two infinity pools overlooking the Nile. Essentially the resort has something close by for everyone providing a opportunistic holiday.
Location – Nairobi, Kenya
Price – ££-£££
12 Bedrooms in 12 acres of private land
As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe Manor has extraordinary appeal that harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately facade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, Giraffe manor is a blissful sanctuary.
Location – St Lucia, Carribean
Price – £££ – ££££
24 Bedrooms with infinity pools, 5 rooms with large bath tub for 2
Raising high the 600-acre sandy beach below it, the exclusive Jade Mountain resort is a Caribbean paradise set on the edge of St Lucia, providing stunning views of the sea and surrounding mountains. Those active will enjoy the resort’s amazing range of adventure facilities. Facilities include 4 restaurants & 3 bars, professional spa, PADi 5* scuba centre, water sports with kayaking centre, 12 miles of private biking and hiking trails with mountain bike rental, sailing yacht, 3 boutiques, library and art gallery.