If there’s one thing we learn from selfie culture it’s that EVERYTHING can be classed as Instagrammable. Put the term into our own website search and it’ll pull up Instagrammable cocktails, Instagrammable restaurants and, perhaps least congruously but most intriguingly, Instagrammable loos. So while against this backdrop Instagrammable hotel staircases doesn’t sound too silly after all, when you see them you’ll realise this totally stands up. If this was the 80s this article would be an expensive coffee table book. Just sayin’.
This staircase really does get around, one moment they’re in Batman then next they’re basically the star of Wannabe (to be fair, they probably made more impact than Posh Spice in that video). The staircase at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London really is extraordinary, a Victorian gothic masterpiece and full of Insta-snappers scuttling up and down them getting #nofilter shots.
Where: Euston Road, London, NW1 2QR, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London St Pancras International (0 miles)
Snailing 18 storeys down, the French Renaissance style hotel was designed by Henry Hardenberg, the creator of the original Waldorf Astoria. The staircase is a must-snap in what’s already a stunning building just by the Empire State Building.
Where: 49 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001, USA
Describing itself as a ‘National Monument Hotel’, Washington’s Kimpton Hotel Monaco may be iconic (it’s set in the old General Post Office right in the centre of is an iconic building that has been totally revamped. But it’s the historic spiral staircase that’s caught our attention as it rounds off at the famous rotunda.
Where: 700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Build on the site of a former balloon airfield, the Saint James Paris references its past in its wallpaper, but that’s only one reason that this staircase is worthy of Insta.
Where: 5 Place du Chancelier Adenauer, 75116 Paris, France
If you want to get to the beach you’re going to have to traverse a hella lot of steps. But you won’t want to bother as there’s a plethora of private pools, not to mention one of our favourite infinity pools in the world.
Where: Grace Santorini, Imerovigli Santorini, 84700, Greece
It inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller Vertigo, and it’s easy to understand why. The spiral staircase at this Genoese hotel caps off one of our favourite hotels. Famous for it’s lavish parties during the Belle Epoque period (it was also the German high command headquarters during the second world war) the hotel has a rich history and incredible design.
Where: Via XX Settembre, 35 - 16121 Genova, Italia
The charcoal black cast iron ultra modern staircase juxtaposes with the bright interior and the pale stonework of this hotel that dates back to Ottoman times. Designed by one of Israel’s best known architects Moshe Safdie, the hotel combines history, design and old and new.
Where: Shlomo Ha-Melekh 11 st. , Jerusalem, 94182 IL