We can already feel the energy in the air as the calendar flips to February, meaning March is quickly approaching. For us, that means the return of our annual March Madness-themed Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World contest! In case you're unfamiliar, we pit 64 hotels from across the globe against each other in a bracket-style tournament (inspired by the NCAA's "March Madness" basketball tournament); the readers of Luxury Travel Advisor will then vote on their favorite hotels in each matchup, with the hotel that receives more votes moving onto the next round. The hotel that wins its matchup every round through the Finals will claim the coveted title!
Rules for entry: Hotels, representation companies and public relations firms can all submit nominations. You can submit any number of properties.
What we need: Up to three high-resolution images of the hotel. These photos must be appropriately named to identify the hotel and what the photo is of (i.e. "Presidential Suite," "Two-Bedroom Beach Villa," "Couples Spa Suite," "Main Pool," etc.). Along with the photos, please include a sentence or two describing each (either in an email or attached document) for us to consider. By submitting multiple photos, you are allowing the Luxury Travel Advisor editorial team to make a selection from among those supplied; if there is a specific photo you want us to consider, please only send that one.
What we want: We’re looking for that shot that any guest can take that will have them racking up the likes, comments of "I need to go there!" and DMs asking for tips about the hotel and destination. Unique sites tend to be better, so highlight what's special about each hotel. Please do not include any aerial photos from drones or pictures with people in them. Hotels must have opened by March 2024 to qualify.
Note: Part of the fun of this contest is to highlight amazing properties from around the world. To help us do that, we like to feature new hotels in each year's contest, meaning any hotels that have already participated in past years will be considered last.
Deadline: Submissions are due by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, March 1. The Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World contest begins Monday, March 18. You can send submissions, comments or questions to Questex Travel + Meetings Editor Matt Turner at [email protected]. Thank you and good luck!