By Ruth Doherty published
The most Instagrammed hotel bathrooms across the globe show the rise and rise of the importance that wellbeing and self-care have in our lives.
What was once a space for privacy and everyday hygiene routines has become an internet sensation in recent years. Whether it’s because of the rise of Instagram influencers and #bathroomselfie posts (of which there are currently over 1.6million on Instagram), or an explosion of the wellness trend, the bathroom has undeniably found itself on the social media stage.
To reveal the world’s most Instagrammed bathrooms, Mira Showers monitored five key bathroom-related hashtags – #bathroomgoals #bathroomsoftheworld #hotelbathroom #bathtubgoals #bathroomview - and identified hotel locations that appeared the most.
The top 10 range from exotic island bathrooms overlooking crystal-clear waters, to outdoor tubs in the heart of the British countryside.
Travel influencer and blogger, Erica Vonderwall, believes there are two factors that makes a bathroom so-called ‘Instagrammable’, saying: 'Firstly, bathrooms are typically the least inspiring place on Earth, so when one looks like somewhere you'd want to eat your brunch at and invite your pals over to see, you know it's going to get the likes – while also being the envy of everyone who sees your picture.
'Secondly, for something to be popular on Instagram, it needs to be out of the ordinary; to be different to the norm; to be aspirational, not just inspirational. A petal bath, a glittery bath bomb, a novelty bathmat, or a riot of colours on a wall that's traditionally white or pale blue is something so unnatural for a bathroom, that it will instantly become a hit for Likes.”
Matt Herbert,Digital Communications Manager at Mira Showers, said: 'We know that many people get their own bathroom trend inspiration from some of the most beautiful hotels around the world, so it was fascinating to discover what some of the most photographed bathrooms are. Over the past few years we’ve definitely seen the humble bathroom turn from a room of function to a glorified photoshoot backdrop, so we hope that this research can inspire our customers if they are looking to refresh the look of their own.'
Discover the most Instagrammed hotel bathrooms around the world
1. Conrad Maldives,RangaliIsland, Maldives
2. The Silo Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
3. PuntaTragaraHotel, Capri, Italy
4. Six SensesZilPayson, Seychelles
5. Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London
6. The Peninsula, Hong Kong
7. Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia
8. ZannierHotels,Sonop, Namibia
9. TheUdayaResorts and Spa, Bali, Indonesia
10. The Old Piggery atWindoutFarm, Devon, UK
Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.
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