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Sure, a vintage pink luxury hotel or resort makes for stunning backgrounds for all your Instagram needs. But are there photogenic 5-star hotels in various shades of pink that are must-stay destinations in addition to their lens appeal? Our correspondent has curated a list of 9 the best seductive pink luxury hotels in the world to visit for a memorable stay, including properties in California, Italy, South Africa, and more.

what are the top luxurious pink hotels in the world?

There are a few iconic vistas that never fail to inspire a feeling of wanderlust. From tropical waterfalls to enchanting villages of cobblestone streets and medieval architecture, the images make us want to go there right now. Another indelible image? The pink hotel.

A luxury hotel in any shade of pink immediately conjures a romantic world of vintage glamour – where an artsy and bohemian crowd sips aperitivo on the terrace, and lounges oceanfront. It’s all about the ambience. And in a luxury historic pink hotel, that transporting and immersive feeling is immediate.

We’ve rounded up 9 seductive pink luxury hotels and resorts from around the world to put on your bucket list. If you’re dreaming of a getaway to California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Italy, Morocco or South Africa start here.

the 9 best pink luxury hotels in the world

1. Amanjena: Marrakech, Morocco.

Set in a fairytale-like garden with shaded courtyards and pavilions, the Amanjena is modeled after traditional Moorish palaces. The pink facade and soaring pink columns with billowing chiffon curtains all contribute to an ethereal and zen-like calm.

Best pink hotels to visit, including California, Italy, South Africa and more

Best luxury pink hotels in the world, including in California, Italy, South Africa and more. Amanjena, Marrakech, Morocco.

Several suites come with their own private pools and active guests will want to enjoy a game of tennis on the clay courts or take to the 27-hole Amelkis Golf Course next door, or visit the otherworldly landscape of the Agafay dunes deep in the desert. There is a main restaurant that features a dual Italian and Moroccan menu and Nama, a Japanese restaurant, offering shared style plates of seared fish and grilled meats.


2. The Broadmoor: Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This historic, luxury estate dates back to 1918 and still retains an ambience of old world glamour with its pink stucco, Italian Renaissance style façade. Set at the foot of the Rockies on Cheyenne Lake, the resort is a true getaway featuring a full service spa, multiple pools, golf courses and tennis courts, as well as eight onsite casual and fine dining restaurants.

The best luxury pink hotels in the world: The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Because this is Colorado, guests can indulge all the outdoorsy pursuits. A free shuttle takes guests to mountain activities such as fly fishing, falconry, hiking trails, horseback riding, rock climbing and mountain biking. The hotel also happens to house the largest American Western art collection in the world and offers docent led tours.


3. Belmond Mount Nelson: Capetown, South Africa.

Painted pink in 1918 to symbolize peace and to commemorate the end of World War I, Mount Nelson has been exquisitely restored capturing the elegance of a bygone era with quirky modern touches. The location can’t be beat, in no small part thanks to the stunning view of Table Mountain.

The best luxury pink hotels in the world: The Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town, South Africa.

Guests relish taking a stroll down the nearby Country Gardens and exploring the bustling Kloof Street. The property has welcomed luminaries like Queen Elizabeth II, John Lennon, Nelson Mandela and even the Dalai Lama.


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The best luxury pink hotels in the world: The Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town, South Africa.

This blush-hued haven offers secluded and luxurious rooms balanced with vibrant scenes at the property’s bars and restaurants. The Oasis Restaurant, overlooking the main swimming pool and garden, is known for the best hotel breakfast in the city. Children are welcome too with a club offering games and activities for the 4-12 set.


4. The Beverly Hills Hotel: Beverly Hills, California.

This iconic pink and green mission-style hideaway has been part of the collective imagination about Hollywood since 1912. Set on 12 acres of garden, it’s a favorite of Hollywood royalty and home to the power lunch spot, Polo Lounge. Our favorite hotel trivia: Elizabeth Taylor honeymooned here with six of her seven husbands!

luxury pink hotelsChoose from nine room categories, ranging from historic guestrooms and suites in the main building, to 23 stand-alone bungalows. Ideally situated for shopping on Rodeo Drive and Melrose, or you can just relax by the pool where service is spotless and includes mini soft-serve ice-ice-creams and mojito lollies.


5. Madonna Inn: San Luis Obispo, California.

True lovers of pink must also appreciate its occasional kitschy side. With that in mind, we note that the Madonna Inn is not for everyone, with its rambling, faux-alpine buildings and eclectic themed rooms. Not to mention the outlandish explosion of pink and gold at Gold Rush Steak House, the hotel’s signature restaurant.

Its 1960s maximalist energy is contagious. But should you need a break, there is a spa on-site. Or take a ride on one of Madonna’s horses from the property’s adjacent 1,000 acre ranch.


6. Hotel de Russie: Rome, Italy.

Named the best hotel in Rome by Travel and Leisure and Architectural Digest, Hotel de Russie is a hidden oasis in an upscale neighborhood, in between Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps.

The best luxury pink hotels in the world: The Hotel Russie in Rome.

The pastel pink exterior is the perfect backdrop for its famous Mediterranean tiered Secret Garden, with rose bushes, orange trees, mature pines and palm trees. In addition, it boasts one of Rome’s best urban spa retreats, featuring a saltwater hydro-pool, sauna and steam room. For those who want a little more action, Stravinskij, the hotel’s famous bar draws a glittering crowd who love the private terrace and signature cocktails.


7. The Don Cesar: St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Reveling in a Gatsby-era vibe, this historic property sits on a 7-mile stretch of white-sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico in St. Pete Beach. It’s known as the “Pink Palace” and was built in 1928 in the style of a Mediterranean-style castle. The 277 rooms were updated last year in a chic beach-inspired style that also pays homage to the seaside Art Deco era.

The best luxury pink hotels in the world: The Don Cesar in St. Pete, Florida.

If you’re not on the private beach, spend a day enjoying poolside concierge service or soak up one of the restorative treatments offered in the 11,000 square-foot wellness retreat. Gather with friends and family for delicious meals in one of their six dining establishments — including AAA 4 Diamond The Maritana Restaurant. There’s even a 1950s ice cream parlor for gourmet sundaes post-swim.


8. The Royal Hawaiian: Honolulu, Hawaii.

Since its pink doors opened, The Royal Hawaiian has been Waikiki’s grande dame. From its stained glass Art Deco chandeliers to the lush grounds, it’s all about refined luxury. The historic wing is in the main building. Culture and history lovers will appreciate the indigenous touches of Hawaiian culture.

The best luxury pink hotels in the world: The Royal Hawaiian.

Don’t miss out on the Abhasa Spa which offers its luxurious spa treatments in a serene tropical garden cabana setting. Every Monday and Thursday evening, the hotel pays homage to Helumoa, the legendary playground of Hawaiian royalty with a Luau. There are also daily activities to learn about Hawaiian culture like making floral leis, Lauhala bracelets, Hawaiian quilts, and more.


9. The Hamilton Princess, Bermuda.

best luxury pink hotels in the world

There’s a reason pink hotels have stood the test of time. For a luxurious vacation, thinking pink just might be the first step.

Julie Murphy

Julie began her career in fashion as a design intern at 3.1 Phillip Lim after graduating from Parsons School of Design. As the fashion editor at Dandelion Chandelier, she brings over a decade of experience as a designer and marketing creative to cover trends and styling.