Forbes Travel Guide awards Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi as ‘Hotel Instagram of the Year’

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Malé, Maldives – The only independent global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, Forbes Travel Guide (FTG), has awarded Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi as the Hotel Instagram of the Year accolade and is now showcased alongside other honorees on

Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service. Alongside its yearly list of Five-Star, Four-Star and Recommended properties, FTG unveiled a number of special awards. The second ever annual Instagram of the Year awards commemorates a property feed that radiates personality, engages with followers and guests and has an overall stunning aesthetic, according to Forbes.

The hotel [Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi] transported us to the Maldives through its Instagram account and gave us endless wanderlust.

Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide

The award winning Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers guests unparalleled, bespoke service and unforgettable experiences. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul. From extensive outdoor adventure options, including snorkeling and diving in the fascinating underwater world, to the mesmerizing Waldorf Astoria Spa, guests are spoilt for choice.

Guests can select from 11 indulgent dining venues such as The Ledge created by Dave Pynt, the culinary mastermind behind Singapore’s Michelin-starred Burnt Ends restaurant, features elevated barbecue that can be savored against the stunning backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Discerning guests can also dine amongst the treetops at Terra while enjoying spectacular views of the ocean and horizon, or bask in the magnificent sunset at Amber, the resort’s signature bar.

Forbes Travel Guide’s editorial department determined five nominees from its highest performing luxury hotel posts on FTG’s own Instagram account for 2020. Then FTG asked its readers and followers to select their favorite feed in an online survey. Thousands voted in the contest.

Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide said that even though the pandemic paused many travel plans, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi allowed them to experience the turquoise waters, the powdery sand, unusual treetop dining and more virtually. He added that the hotel transported people to the Maldives through its Instagram account and gave them endless wanderlust.