In the age of social media it can be hard to turn your phone off whilst on holiday, but what if you didn’t have to? More and more hotels are using social media to ensure your stay is even more enjoyable.
Whether it’s through delightful Instagram photos of picture-perfect felines, a dedicated Selfie Space or even a twitter concierge, hotels are making sure that your phone never leaves your hand!
But with so many great hotels out there, it’s difficult to know who to follow. Well, we’re here to sort the wood from the trees and bring you our top hotels to like, follow and share on social media.
1888 Hotel – Sydney
139 Murray St, Pyrmont, NSW 2009, Sydney, Australia
However, all guests – no matter how many followers – are in with a chance of winning an overnight stay. All they need to do to win is take a great photo of themselves in the hotel and post it online with the hashtag #1888Hotel.
And if you’re looking to re-create that perfect pose and give Kim Kardashian a run for her money, then the hotel’s lobby is fitted with a dedicated Selfie Space. Kitted out with a giant mirror, lush furnishings and complimentary lighting, it’s the perfect spot for any self-respecting Instagrammer.
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With hundreds of locations throughout the world, Marriot Hotels are always ready to make you feel right at home, and if you’re looking for that special personalised touch in your room, then the ingenious Marriott Mobile App is your perfect travel companion.
Forgot your mobile phone charger? Message Marriott on their app and they’ll deliver one to your room – no request is too big or small to ensure guests leave satisfied.
If you’re travelling in Latin America, why not trial one of Marriot’s complimentary GoPros? Available in participating hotels, this special campaign allows guests to document their exotic adventure in style.
Le Bristol – Paris
Le Bristol Paris, 112, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France
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It’s not often we’re jealous of cats here at trivago towers, but these two furry felines certainly have it all. Kléopatre and Fa-Raon – two Burmese cats – are Le Bristol’s permanent residents, who spend their days snooping around the hotel’s perfectly manicured French gardens or napping in the luxurious lobby.
It’s no surprise then that these aristocats feature heavily on Le Bristol’s Instagram account and are sure to bring a smile to even the most sullen of faces. Flicking through the hotel’s Instagram feed, you’re treated to sumptuous pictures of its decadent suites, gardens and even goodies from their Michelin starred brasserie, 114 Faubourg.
Sol Wave House – Magaluf
Avenida Magalluf, nº 18, Calviá Beach, Mallorca – Calvia 07181, Spain
You’d be hard pushed to find another hotel which has embraced twitter as uniquely as Sol Wave House. The beachfront hotel situated in Magaluf gives guests the chance to have their very own twitter concierge – send a tweet to Sol Wave House’s official twitter account to reserve sun loungers, order drinks or even book a taxi.
Each Friday, you can win tickets to the hotel’s renowned pool party as well as other great prizes by tweeting the hashtag #twitterpoolparty. Guests can also socialise, share photos and chat with one another by using the hashtag #socialwave.
If you’re holidaying in Magaluf this summer, make sure to follow Sol Wave House on twitter for all the latest party updates.
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Various locations across America, Mexico and London
Do you dream of sinking your feet into soft white sand or sipping an ice-cold cocktail whilst lounging by the poolside? But somehow, no matter how hard you try, you’re still stuck on your morning commute.
Then Thompson Hotels’ Instagram account is sure to brighten up your day and is definitely worth following. Filled with stunning shots showcasing Thompson Hotel’s stunning locations in North America and London, your eyes are surely in for a treat.
Whether it’s the foodie delights, gorgeous sunset snaps or the hotel’s lavishly decorated interiors, Thompson offers followers the chance to escape – even if it’s just for a moment.
Roger Smith – New York
Roger Smith, 501 Lexington Avenue, New York, 10017, USA
After forking out on flights to New York, a discount on your hotel room would surely go down a treat. The Roger Smith hotel – located in Midtown New York – is the ideal hotel for any savvy social media guru looking for a bargain. Roger Smith’s innovative Social Media Rate is a sure-fire way to get yourself a deal. The hotel offers a 10% discount to all guests who book their stay through the hotel’s official twitter account.
Offering more than just reduced rates, Roger Smith is a chic and cosy hotel, which allows guests to create a home away from home. Henry’s Rooftop Bar, on the 16th floor, offers breathtaking views across the New York skyline and is the ideal place to relax with a cocktail after a long day of sightseeing.
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