Well, this March certainly has been full of Madness... and it's only getting crazier. We're down to the Final Four, having determined the Most Instagrammable Hotel in: North America; Central and South American and the Caribbean; Europe; and Africa, the Middle East, Indian Ocean and Asia. The winner of the first two brackets will now face each other, while the winners of the latter two brackets, will face each other in these semifinals!
The rules: Round 5 is now open and voting closes Thursday, April 2 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. You can only vote for each matchup once per round. The winners move on to face their new competition, and so on, until a winner is crowned on April 8.
While this is certainly a pressing time for the travel industry and world over—and the inspiration for this bracket-style tournament won't even be taking place this year—Luxury Travel Advisor is hoping to provide a fun distraction for those whose anxiety may be a little higher than usual.
And remember: This contest is meant to highlight fantastic resorts from around the world. Please be sure to visit them and give them your business when it's safe and you feel comfortable doing so! We're all in this together.
North America / Central and South America and the Caribbean
The Roxbury at Stratton Falls (9) vs. Nizuc Resort and Spa (14)
The Roxbury at Stratton Falls makes its way into the Final Four after taking down Fairmont Banff after collecting 63.17 percent of the votes (2,924-1,705). It is the champion of the North America bracket and goes on to face its competition in the Central and South America and the Caribbean region. The hotel, located in the lush Catskill Mountains, has introduced whimsical themed rooms at a former 1848 repurposed Mansion. Here is The Superhero Incognito.
Nizuc Resort & Spa takes the crown in the Central and South America and the Caribbean bracket! It defeated Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos, 7,023-4,543 (60.72 percent). Loungers at the adults pool are sure to be a hit on social media. Throughout, the resort fuses Asian architectural forms with Mexican materials and Mayan iconography.
Europe / Africa, Middle East, Indian Ocean and Asia
nhow Amsterdam RAI hotel (3) vs. Melia Ho Tram Beach Resort (15)
In a close matchup, nhow Amsterdam RAI hotel took down Le Agavi 3,437-3,038 (which is 53.08 percent of the vote). The hotel can officially claim the title of Most Istagrammable Hotel in Europe for 2020. Here, an eye-catching explosion of colorful design details plead for Instagram-capturing.
Down goes the defending champ! Melia Ho Tram Beach Resort moves on, after taking down Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in this week's highest "scoring" matchup! Melia received 52.29 percent of the vote (7,905-7,212) to win the Africa, Middle East, Indian Ocean and Asia bracket. Situated in Vietnam, Melia's most Instagrammable spot would have to be The Level Pool with its picture-perfect cabanas.