LUX* Grand Gaube Named The Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World 2023

We have a winner! LUX* Grand Gaube, located on the northern point of Mauritius, has been crowned Luxury Travel Advisor's Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World for 2023. 

We started with 64 hotels (which were selected by the Luxury Travel Advisor editorial staff from among 170-plus nominees) and, after six rounds of voting, we finally have named our champion. Representing the "Eastern Hemisphere"—the combined Asia, Indian Ocean and South Pacific; and Europe, Middle East and Africa brackets—LUX* Grand Gaube received 32,637 votes in the final round, defeating runner-up, Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo Hotel—champion of the "Western Hemisphere," the combined Latin America and Caribbean and North America regions—which received 17,159. In the end, two-thirds of the vote (66 percent) went for the champ.

LTA March Madness Bracket - Champion

Prior to the championship round, Lux Grand Gaube, champion from the Asia, Indian Ocean and South Pacific region, defeated Portugal's Savoy Palace, which represented the Europe, Middle East and Africa bracket. Kudos to the Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo Hotel, which took the crown in the Latin America and Caribbean bracket, before topping the Thompson Central Park, winner of the North America bracket.

The Champion

LUX* Grand Gaube

LUX Grand Gaube

En-route to its final matchup with Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo Hotel, LUX* Grande Gaube outscored Savoy Palace in the highest-scoring matchup in the contest. It secured 52.54 percent of the 58,675 votes cast (a final tally of 30,829 to 27,846). In the previous rounds, it was easier sailing for the eventual champion. In the Elite Eight, versus Treeful Treehouse, it received 61 percent of the vote; in the Sweet 16 versus Uga Ulagalla, it earned 68 percent of the vote; in the second round, it topped The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands with 65 percent of the vote; and in the first round, it dispatched COMO Laucala Island with 70 percent of the vote. Turns out, the natural-yet-retro-chic décor at LUX* Grand Gaube is exactly what you’re looking for when choosing a destination for your next tropical getaway—what a great introduction to your hotel stay in Mauritius. 

The Runner-Up

Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo Hotel

Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo Hotel

The 2023 runner-up survived a few close contests before finally losing out to LUX* Grand Gaube. In its semifinal matchup with Thompson Central Park in New York, Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo Hotel received 54 percent of the vote. Prior to that, in the Elite Eight, it just snuck by Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa with 50.15 percent of the vote (winning by a margin of 31 votes, when over 10,500 were cast). In the Sweet 16, Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo Hotel topped Beach Enclave Turks and Caicos by another razor-thin margin of 50.22 percent. In Round 2, it topped Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba with 54 percent of the vote, and in Round 1, it defeated Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel with 56 percent of the vote. Top tip: At Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo Hotel, head up to Seen Restaurant & Bar on the 27th floor, where you can take in the wonderful skyline of São Paulo, Brazil—just be sure to request a table by the window. 

Congratulations again to LUX* Grand Gaube and thank you to all of the hotels that participated, along with everyone who took the time to vote! 

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