For sheer number of five-star hotels, London will take some catching.
Forbes Travel Guide has announced its 2021 Star Awards and London is still the leader of the pack for five-star properties, as it was in 2020, with 19 in total. Tokyo has added four hotels to its five-star roster, bringing its total to nine, but it still also lags behind New York (10), Paris (13) and Macau (13). Scotland claims its first five-star win with The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel, in Edinburgh.
New for this year is a ‘Hotel Instagram of the Year’ award, and that goes to the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, which has 145,000 followers. The Maldives resort won ‘for curating a feed that radiates personality, engages with followers and has an overall stunning aesthetic’.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has won the Forbes Travel Guide ‘Hotel Instagram of the Year’ award. This image is one of hundreds enjoyed by its 145,000 followers
The Instagram award was bestowed upon Waldorf Astoria…
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