DO IT FOR THE ‘GRAM – 5 INCREDIBLE #NOFILTER HOTELS TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR FEED!
Almost 9 years old, Instagram now has one billion monthly active users sharing an average of 95 million photos a day and it’s influencing our travel decisions in a big way. As we scroll through post after post of Bali-bound social influencers and those friends who just always seem to be on holiday, it’s no wonder the app is fuelling our wanderlust. Millennials are now trekking to places they’ve seen on the ‘gram so they can get similar pics to share with us, and who can blame them when they’re this Insta-worthy? Here, we’ve picked our favourite #nofilter hotels from around the globe, to add an extra element of ‘shareability’ to your prize, incentive or influencer campaign. From a pink Barbie-style dream house in Ibiza to a futuristic bubble overlooking vineyards in Mexico, there’s something for all tastes!
WHY WE LOVE IT: Exotic technicolour palace that looks like it’s come straight out of a Wes Anderson film
INCENTIVE IDEA FOR: High-end luxury brands; romantic holidays; fashion brands; period films
LOCATION: JAIPUR, INDIA
Located at the heart of Rajasthan’s bustling capital, this magnificent royal palace is truly fit for a queen – having hosted Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II herself! Many other members of the British Royal Family have enjoyed a stay here, as well as prestigious international celebrities like Jackie Kennedy, Lord and Lady Mountbatten, and the Shah of Iran. Rajmahal boasts both a classical and contemporary interior, exquisitely restored by the renowned designer Adil Ahmad, who once said that minimalism is simply ‘alien’ to Indian sensibility.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Fun, futuristic glamping accommodation that stands out from the crowd
INCENTIVE IDEA FOR: Eco-focused brands; romantic breaks; wellness vacations; sci-fi and adventure movie promotions
LOCATION: AUSTRALIA, FRANCE, ICELAND, MEXICO, UK AND MORE
Unique glamping accommodations have been all the rage over the last few years – and for good reason – as they allow those slightly higher-maintenance guests to enjoy the concept of camping without having to leave their material comforts at home. Bubble hotels are essentially an inflatable, transparent dome, which provide the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the outdoors and stargaze without getting rained on! These fun lodgings are available in several worldwide locations, from Mexico to Iceland, so there’s something for everyone.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Quirky, art deco style boutique hotel where you can lounge by the pool in a pink paradise
INCENTIVE IDEA FOR: Millennial-focused brands; group holidays; beauty and fashion brands; 1970s-set period film promotions
LOCATION: IBIZA, SPAIN
Situated directly on the popular coast of San Antonio, Wi-ki-woo is just a few minutes’ walk from some of Ibiza’s idyllic beaches, Cala Des Moro and Cala Gracio. Even when you’re poolside chilling, you’ve got palm trees, heart shaped inflatables and sun loungers to enjoy, along with tapas and excellent cocktail service. Its uniquely designed pink and green rooms offer a stunning sea view and are complete with all the essentials, including a GHD hairdryer and a Smeg mini fridge to keep your drinks cool all day long!
WHY WE LOVE IT: Modern and luxurious hideaway in an exclusive location with stunning scenery
INCENTIVE IDEA FOR: Eco-focused brands; couples’ escapes; nature and adventure brands; photography bloggers/influencers
LOCATION: ALICANTE, SPAIN
Designed with sustainability in mind, these glass-walled boxes accommodate their guests on stilts to minimise their impact on the rugged landscape of rural Spain. The elevated, prefabricated cabins are intended to blend in with the Spanish countryside, providing proximity with nature and gorgeous views over the adjacent valley, all the while conserving the hillside’s natural ecosystem! Win-win.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A Japanese Ryokan transported to Malibu Beach with luxurious touches from the iconic Nobu restaurant group
INCENTIVE IDEA FOR: Couples breaks; luxury beach holidays; Japanese-themed incentives; wellness brands; fashion brands
LOCATION: MALIBU, CALIFORNIA
Honouring the traditional Japanese Ryokan, this tranquil retreat offers its guests teak soaking tubs, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, serene outdoor patios, timeless artwork and gracious accents. Buoyed up on Malibu Beach, it’s the perfect destination to watch the Pacific waves roll in while relaxing with a spot of yoga or simply by lounging on the deck.
For more details about unique Instagram-friendly hotels for your next prize promotion, incentive or influencer campaign, or for a bespoke proposal, get in touch on [email protected] or give us a call on +44 (0)20 8871 9959.