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10 Most Popular Luxury Hotels In The World According To Instagram

Because who doesn't want to live like royalty?
luxury hotels - the ritz paris

10 Most Popular Luxury Hotels In The World According To Instagram

Because who doesn't want to live like royalty?
luxury hotels - the ritz paris

Up the ante on your next trip with the best luxury hotels according to Instagram.

You might be one to say that it doesn’t really matter where you stay on a holiday, you’ll only be sleeping there right? But what if the hotel room was your actual destination.

A luxury hotel stay is truly a bucket list item, just as much as any other touristy sights you plan to see- you’ve got to do it at least once. And given the last few years of pandemics, lockdowns, and quarantining, we reckon you really deserve a little treat yourself moment.

But where to stay?

Monkey.co.uk has analyzed the data and compiled a list of the most Insta-famous five-star hotels that top the feed after sorting through more than nine million Instagram hashtags.

Travel in style with the 10 most popular luxury hotels all across the world according to Instagram.

1. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai

The top of the pop, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah was rated number one on the luxury hotels list – came in hot as the most beautiful five-star hotel on the planet. Although, it’s often unofficially ranked seven stars by travellers because of its extreme extravagance as only Dubai can do.

Now that’s our kind of place.

As proof of how extra this place is, guests are greeted on arrival with a pillow menu consisting of nine options and offered Rolls Royce chauffeur service. The over-the-top services are just the beginning though, as you’re wowed by a location with opulent touches and gold leaf walls in a building sitting 280 metres from the shores of Jumeirah beach and designed to resemble the graceful sail of an Arabian dhow.

10 Most Popular Luxury Hotels In The World According To Instagram
Source: @burjalarab

2. Soneva Jani, Maldives

The postcard-perfect Maldives is no stranger to a luxury hotels list inclusion, and Soneva Jani takes the cake for the most fabulous of them all.

The villas sitting on crystal-blue waters have earned their Insta status over the years with plenty of posts, so it’s no surprise they come in second. The idyllic setting here perfectly complements their focus on wellness in a retreat-style setting featuring relaxing therapies at the day spa, plenty of holistic experiences, and innovative dining concepts.

10 Most Popular Luxury Hotels In The World According To Instagram
Source: @never_unpacking

3. Bellagio, Nevada, USA

The USA has managed to score quite a few features on the list, starting off with Bellagio Nevada.

Located on the Las Vegas strip, this is a place that will really have you doing the famous Vegas trip in style. Its style is inspired by the villages in Europe, and the hotel sits overlooking a grand blue lake with famous dancing fountains. You’ll find plenty of decadent dining options from award-winning Italian to prime steak and seafood, while the surrounds of magnificent pools and courtyards will have you settling right in.

10 Most Popular Luxury Hotels In The World According To Instagram
Source: @bellagio

4. The Plaza, New York City, USA

A New York icon, The Plaza is a sight that can’t be missed and has hosted quite the list of lavish social affairs, Broadway legends, presidents, and Hollywood royalty over its time.

The 19th-century building’s interior is a mix of old-world grandeur and sleek contemporary touches with French-style rooms and bathrooms boasting gold-plated fixtures. Afternoon tea is offered in the famed Palm Court, with a stained glass ceiling and grand decor, or take a trip to the luxe champagne bar.

5. Beverly Hills Hotel, California, USA

Fitting right into the California scene with dotted palm trees and indoor-outdoor living spaces, Beverly Hills Hotel has a well-known reputation in the Hollywood scene.

The rooms ooze are a blend of vintage glamour and modern luxury featuring marble bathrooms, and you can find chic restaurants, outdoor cafes, and tropical gardens with private cabanas in the shared space.

Of course a Hollywood offering had to make the list of top luxury hotels in the world.

10 Most Popular Luxury Hotels In The World According To Instagram
Source: @jeremyaustiin

6. Halekulani, Hawaii, USA

For a luxurious tropical holiday, look no further than Halekulani.

The location makes it just a twelve-minute walk from downtown Waikiki, and the hotel itself sits on the shores of Waikiki Beach. Its setting is relaxing elegance with exceptional service, award-winning cuisine and tranquil beachfront grounds that sit alongside lavishly appointed rooms you won’t want to leave.

7. Claridges Hotel, London, England

A shopaholics ideal location, Claridges Hotel sits among upscale shops in the posh Mayfair district of London.

The building dates back to 1856 and features an intimate 1930’s cocktail lounge, posh bar, and well-known lavish lounge. The glamorous art-deco design makes it a catch for a good Insta shot, and they’ve been around long enough that you can guarantee the service is top-notch.

10 Most Popular Luxury Hotels In The World According To Instagram
Source: @claridgeshotel

8. The Ritz Paris, France

Of course, if you’re looking for a luxurious destination then Paris will no doubt be high on your list.

The Ritz is a name that often comes up in discussion of luxury hotels, but The Ritz Paris seems to take it to a whole new level coming in at the eighth-most posted and tagged on Insta.

The 1898 hotel overlooks Place Vendôme and is just a mere 1 km from both the Louvre and the shops along Champs-Élysées. Elegant rooms are adorned with pastel-toned French decor, antiques, and marble bathrooms in a magical setting that depicts all your wildest Paris dreams. Make sure you also have a drink at the famous Bar Hemingway from their legendary cocktail list.

9. Niyama, Maldives

Niyama is set on a pair of islands in the Maldives that will require you to jump on a seaplane to get over.

The setting here is tranquil and private with luxury villas set on white sands that scream perfect honeymoon destination. You’ll be falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves and waking to stunning ocean views in one of their villas, or exploring the ten unique dining experiences.

10 Most Popular Luxury Hotels In The World According To Instagram
Source: @geehirst

10. W Barcelona, Spain

Designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona in Spain is picture-perfect.

The hotel sits on the famous Barceloneta Boardwalk right on the beachfront with views over the sea and funky suites that blend abstract design with a modern feel. You can also enjoy tapas at SALT restaurant right on the beach, or find the glamorous ECLIPSE rooftop bar for a drink and panoramic views.

10 Most Popular Luxury Hotels In The World According To Instagram
Source: @wbarcelona

See the full list of hotels here

Feature Image: The Ritz Paris | @sliceofpai

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