Top Hotels for Social Media Lovers
March 17, 2014 4:55am
Calling all Twitter enthusiasts, Facebook aficionados, Instagram addicts and frequent users of [Insert your Favorite Social Network Here]. If your travel experience isn't quite complete until you've shared it with your followers - this list is for you. Hotels worldwide are eager to connect with travelers via social media - but the properties below have taken their social media efforts to the next level. From perks and upgrades to the world's first "Instagram hotel," read on to discover some of the world's best places to stay for social media lovers.
W New York - Times Square (New York City, USA): W New York was home to one of the world's first Instagram photography exhibitions, featuring images from top Instragram photographers as well photos selected from contest submissions. In addition, W is a Starwood brand, known for connecting with travelers via social media to learn about preferences, solve problems and enhance the travel experience.
TrustScore: 81 (Very Good)
Sol Wave House Hotel (Mallorca, Spain): Dubbed the "Twitter hotel," the property's virtual #SocialWave community enables guests to interact with one another via an app that works only on the hotel's WiFi. Guests can order drinks and room service via hashtag from dedicated Twitter concierges, and the hotel hosts a weekly #TwitterPoolParty every Friday night.
TrustScore: 78 (Good)
Trump Hotel Collection (Various): For social media lovers seeking a white-glove experience, the Trump collection of luxury hotels is known for providing social-savvy service. Each of the brand's hotels - and several of its high-profile Trump family executives - are active on a broad range of social media outlets. Travelers who connect often get a taste of the brand's personalized service.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Las Vegas, USA): Las Vegas resorts tend to run the table when it comes to social media, and The Cosmopolitan, with its 276k Twitter followers, 214k Facebook likes and nearly 7k Instagram followers, is among the strip's savviest social media players. Social media users can get the scoop on the latest events, deals and contests - and may even gain access to special rates and VIP treatment.
TrustScore: 86 (Very Good)
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego (San Diego, USA): Hard Rock San Diego is known for attentive customer service via its social media channels. The hotel thanks its fans and followers with perks like special rates and VIP club access and has been known to surprise guests with personalized amenities based on previous social media posts.
TrustScore: 79 (Very Good)
Loews Hotels and Resorts, Multiple Properties (U.S. and Canada): For all you Twitter fanatics out there, you can now book your next hotel room with a tweet. Loews Hotels and Resorts now accepts reservations via Twitter at 16 properties in the U.S. and Canada. Travelers can tweet #BookLoews to the brand's Twitter account and a Loews travel planner will respond to assist with booking.
TRYP by Wyndham Times Square South (New York City, USA): Visitors to Tryp in Times Square gain access to the property's exclusive social network. LobbyFriend, an app for registered hotel guests only, enables travelers to network with other visitors and connect with hotel staff.
TrustScore: 88 (Excellent)
1888 Hotel (Sydney, Australia): Billing itself as the world's first "Instagram Hotel," this 90-room boutique property features lobby screens displaying guest Instagram images of the hotel, a dedicated spot for snapping selfies, and Insta-Walk maps directing visitors to picture-worthy nearby sites. Guests who take a great Instagram shot can win a free night at the hotel.
TrustScore: 93 (Excellent)
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