I think it’s quite common these days that travelers are more likely to check out a hotel’s Instagram page before deciding to book it. For a traveler who is searching for luxury hotels in the Maldives, as an example, I would want to know if the suites, location, and every corner of the hotel are Instagrammable.
On the list below, we pick 15 of the best luxury hotels for 2020 that you should follow on Instagram.
Luxury Hotels on Instagram #1: Soneva Jani | @DiscoverSoneva
The Maldives has some of the fanciest luxury hotels on the planet, and Soneva Jani is a prime example.
Soneva Jani provides an experience few other luxury hotels can match. The interior of the villas is as photogenic as you can get with floor to ceiling windows that open up to the glistening azure waters, with elegant pieces of furniture to match the scenic views.
I love following Soneva Jani on Instagram because they give you the best angle to take your photographs or drone shots before you get to the property. The @DiscoverSoneva account features all properties of the Soneva brand across Thailand and the Maldives.
Luxury Hotels on Instagram #2: Shangrila Boracay | @ShangrilaBoracay
The Shangrila Boracay puts the Philippines on the map for finally having a five-star luxury resort.
Shangrila Boracay is set on the picturesque island of Boracay, famous for its white-sand beaches that stretches for miles and oceanfront beach resorts. The swanky resort, however, is tucked on a private island surrounded by a lush tropical setting. The elegant villas and suite at this luxury resort offer some of the best ocean views from a room anyone could ask for.
Apart from showcasing its luxury property and swanky suites and villas, the Shangrila Boracay Instagram account posts content about their contribution to the community. You may see pictures or videos of the hotel spending time at a local school, or participating in community work to help the locals in Boracay.
Luxury Hotels on Instagram #3: Villa Honegg | @VillaHonegg
One could argue that Villa Honegg has the most iconic infinity pool in the world.
Perched upon the scenic mountain of Ennetbuergen in Switzerland, Villa Honegg is a luxury hotel where you go to get away from it all. The hotel is surrounded by pure nature, with panoramic views that overlook the scenic lake. But above all, that is Villa Honegg’s number one price possession: the infinity pool. I can’t think of another pool that is so iconic and recognizable from the number of pictures you have most likely seen on Instagram and elsewhere.
Although the infinity pool is the hotel’s main draw, Villa Honegg’s Instagram focuses on other aspects of its property. On their page, you will see plenty of inspiring nature shots, and other areas of the hotel to take the perfect Instagram picture.
Luxury Hotels on Instagram #4: Ritz Carlton Hong Kong | @RitzCarltonHongKong
The Ritz Carlton is by far one of the tallest luxury hotels in the world.
Hong Kong’s opulent hotel has some of the most scenic views in the city, given its vantage point of 118 floors of the ICC building. The design of the suites is sleek and sexy, overlooking the magical views of Victoria Harbour. The Ritz Carlton is undoubtedly a luxury hotel that stands above the rest (no pun intended) in Hong Kong.
Just like the hotel itself, the Hong Kong Ritz Carlton’s Instagram page features content that very much represents the property itself: sexy, sleek, and modern. Some of the pictures feature the suites itself with guests lying in bed, sometimes shirtless, with the backdrop of the impressive Hong Kong skyline. If not for the pictures of the room, their Instagram page features content that ranges from cuisine ideas to health and fitness tips from their trainers, training atop the highest gym in the world.
Luxury Hotels on Instagram #5: Six Senses Zil Pasyon Seychelles | @SixSensesZilPasyon
Seychelles is every travel Instagrammer dream destination.
The island is full of exotic wildlife, beaches, and marine life, not to mention some of the most exotic luxury hotels.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon is located on the island of Félicité in Seychelles, one of the most dramatic islands with its famous stone formations that you won’t see anywhere else.
The luxury hotel’s Instagram page will give you a glimpse of the everyday island life, and will undoubtedly inspire you to plan a vacation at this resort. From time to time, Six Senses Zil Pasyon uses Instagram stories to give their followers instant glimpses on what’s happening on the resort.
Luxury Hotels on Instagram #6: Kamandalu Bali | @Kamandalu
For any couple planning an escape, look no further than Bali’s Kamandalu.
The five-star luxury resort is located in Ubud, arguably one of Bali’s most romantic places.
Kamandalu is set in the middle of a lush tropical setting, with exclusive suites made perfect for couples or honeymooners needing a getaway. Once at the resort, Kamandalu can arrange private dinners in intimate locations on the property for an even romantic experience.
I personally love Kamandalu’s Instagram page. They use a mixture of interior shots from the elegant villas, and the exotic location around the property. The Instagram feed also uses great presets that resembles many popular travel Instagrammers.
Luxury Hotels on Instagram #7: The Dolder Grand | @TheDolderGrand
The Dolder Grand is Zurich’s ritziest hotel.
The overall feed of Dolder Grand’s Instagram page really reflects on everything you would expect from this luxury hotel: refined and classy. Their Instagram content is mostly centered on design and art, with a few shots of the rooms’ chic interior designs.
If there were a suggestion I could make, I would add a few contents that highlight what to do in and around Zurich. Showing this type of content on their page would their followers a glimpse of what it’s like to be in the surrounding neighborhood.
Otherwise, people who have a passion for art and interior design would love The Dolder Grand’s Instagram page.
Luxury Hotels on Instagram #7: Four Seasons Paris | @fsgeorgevparis
If there’s one thing to describe Four Seasons in Paris, it’s opulence.
When you scroll through their Instagram page, you’ll see elegantly decorated rooms with million-dollar views of the Eiffel tower, grand bathrooms with massive marble bathtubs fit for a king and queen, extravagant hallways bedazzled with crystal chandeliers.
Luxury Hotels on Instagram #9: Hotel Hubertus Dolomites | @Hotel_Huburtus
Hotel Hubertus is a family-owned hotel located in the Dolomites, Italy.
This Instagram-friendly luxury hotel reminds me Villa Honegg, where the location is set on top of a mountain range, with a fabulous infinity pool overlooking the stunning Italian Alps.
Hotel Hubertus is a truly unique luxury hotel matched with stunning images and videos on Instagram from their property.
Luxury Hotels on Instagram #10: The Giraffe Manor | @TheSafariCollection
The Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land near Nairobi, Kenya.
This luxury resort has gotten very popular throughout the years, as travel influencers with followings in the millions flock to the site, ultimately putting this luxury hotel on the bucket list of many experience collectors.
The Giraffe Manor is part of @TheSafariCollection Instagram account, where they showcase the natural wildlife of Nairobi along with the famous giraffes, peeking through the window as you eat your meal, hoping for a treat. m
Luxury Hotels on Instagram #11: Waldorf Astoria Maldives | @waldorfastoriamaldives
At the start of the post, we mentioned that the Maldives has some of the most stunning luxury resorts, so it should be no surprise that there are two Maldivian resorts on this list.
The Waldorf Astoria Maldives provides some of the best tropical vacation and villas you’ll ever stay.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives does a great job mixing pictures from their jaw-dropping villas and life around the island. You’ll recognize a few celebrities that have stayed on Waldorf Astoria Maldives over the years.
Luxury Hotels on Instagram #12: Ciragan Palace Kempinski | @cpkempinski
The Ciragan Palace Kempinski is one of the most photogenic hotels in Istanbul.
The Instagram page of Ciragan Palace Kempinski gives an impression the hotel is somewhere in the south of France, with big bushy palm trees, or in San Francisco with the way they show the bridge that resembles the golden gate bridge.