Luxury Hotel Advertising

12 Inspirational Luxury Hotel Ads for your Next Campaign

By: Frank DePino | April 5, 2024

With almost 60 percent of hotel bookings happening online, luxury hotel advertising remains paramount for hospitality brands of all sizes. Advertising affords you the opportunity to increase your leads, improve your visibility and brand awareness, elevate engagement, and earn more bookings, boosting your revenue.

What is hotel advertising, and how is it different from standard hotel marketing?

Luxury hotel advertising includes elements of positioning, emotional engagement, and visual storytelling. This form of advertising stands out from standard marketing and ad campaigns for conveying superb quality, personalized experiences, and exclusivity, highlighting unparalleled service and exclusive amenities. The goal is to grab the attention of luxury customers, captivating their interest with the promise of unmatched elegance and comfort.

Hotel advertising puts a spotlight on your concierge services and luxury experiences, driving potential guests to visit your website (and/or social media profile) and book. Here is a collection of handpicked ads Mediaboom feels exemplifies the best in luxury travel.

1. Killarney Towers Hotel and Leisure Centre

Online search result showcasing Killarney Towers Hotel and Leisure Centre with excellent rating
Image courtesy of HotelPartner

Google has hotel campaigns specifically geared toward the hospitality industry that are designed to increase bookings. Here are some examples of luxury hotel advertisements on the Google search engine.

Since Google Hotel Ads have popped up, more sponsored ads like these are becoming common. The luxury Killarney Towers Hotel and Leisure Centre shows up first in a search for Hotel Killarney in a sponsored position, strategically leveraging Google’s platform to enhance visibility and attract potential guests, demonstrating the effectiveness of targeted online advertising in the competitive hospitality market.

2. Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg

The Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg Google Ads campaign that shows the availability of the hotel
Image courtesy of R Interactives

Another benefit of Google Hotel Ads for luxury hotel advertising is how potential guests can now check availability without even having to click onto the hotel’s website. It’s an available feature on the search page. It enhances user experience by providing immediate access to room availability and rates. This encourages quicker decision-making and could increase conversion rates for luxury hotels.

Additionally, it allows hotels to showcase their unique offerings and amenities upfront. Hotels can highlight special deals or packages, making them more attractive to potential guests.

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3. Refinery Hotel

Google Hotels Ads campaign shows the comparison of prices from other competitors of the Refinery Hotel
Image courtesy of Conversion Perk

Google Hotel Ads continues to change the game by allowing travelers to compare prices and sniff out deals, even when seeking luxury experiences.

This platform has become indispensable for discerning travelers aiming for premium stays without compromising on value. By aggregating data from various sources, it ensures that users can find the best possible rates for high-end accommodations. Furthermore, the transparency and ease of use provided by Google Hotel Ads empower users to make informed decisions swiftly.

Luxury hotels also benefit from increased visibility among a targeted audience actively searching for upscale lodging options. This dynamic tool effectively bridges the gap between luxury properties and potential guests, fostering a connection that benefits both parties.

4. Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai

Whether designed solely for a web audience or converted from television to the computer screen, YouTube remains a popular platform for luxury hoteliers to advertise their services. Here are three excellent examples.

Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai, in conjunction with QVAL Film Studio, did an exemplary job showcasing the beauty of luxury travel with this ad.

Rather than showcasing the hotel, it tells a story about a woman’s stay in Dubai. She meets a man, and the two go frolicking through the hotel, taking selfies, sharing drinks, and having an incredible time.

Even though it all seems to be a dream in the end, the ad exemplifies an experience of intrigue and excitement that many travelers want for themselves.

5. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

This one-minute Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas ad also takes a storytelling approach (to an extent), but on a different level.

The ad features a voiceover about the five elements and how a stay at this luxury resort can produce a relaxing, reinvigorating experience.

The voiceover verbiage gets more powerful as it goes, saying: “Beauty. From every angle. Through every doorway. Down every corridor. In every room. On every level.”

6. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Bring your appetite before watching this minute-long ad for the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. The clip features a woman walking into a resort slowly interspersed with footage of a pastry chef lovingly and carefully adorning various desserts.

Once the woman walks in and places her order, a staff member slowly seals a gold-adorned box with the hotel name on it and hands it to her with a smile. The clip ends with the chef cutting down the middle of a sumptuous dessert.

7. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group posts their advertising campaign on Facebook

A luxury hotel advertising campaign would be incomplete without Facebook, which is estimated to have 2.09 billion daily users and 3.05 billion monthly users in 2024. Here are how some of the top high-end brands have connected with audiences through the platform.

Mandarin had a viral “S/he’s a Fan” campaign in 2018 where it spotlighted refined celebrities such as French actress Isabelle Huppert (seen above), director and actor Stanley Tucci, and Austrian actor Christoph Waltz.

The goal was to encourage Facebook followers to become a fan of Mandarin by joining its club, with links attached to the social media posts (you can see one in the photo above).

8. Grand Wailea Maui, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

The Grand Wailea Maui, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Ads campaign on Facebook with Like Page button
Image courtesy of TravelBoom

Soliciting for likes on a platform like Facebook is easier for a luxury hotel.

You can follow in the footsteps of the Grand Wailea Maui and post an inviting photo of your hotel’s exterior with an oversized swimming pool and palms waving in the breeze. Surely, this campaign hit paydirt.

Visuals like these resonate deeply with viewers, evoking a sense of desire and wanderlust. Such imagery, paired with engaging captions, can significantly enhance online engagement and brand recall. Moreover, this strategy not only captivates potential guests but also encourages shares and comments, amplifying the hotel’s visibility.

9.  St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Tranquil beach scene from St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Instagram post, showcasing a private beach cabana overlooking the ocean, inviting relaxation and luxury.
Photo from: St.Regis Facebook

St. Regis made excellent use of Facebook’s Reel feature by uploading a video in 2024 inviting potential guests to scope out The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. The St. Regis page tagged the resort and showcased its picture-perfect beach and gorgeous island views.

The copy ties in with the video, as it reads, “Let breaking waves create a perfect day.”

10. Marriott Hotels

Instagram post by Marriott Hotels showing a bird's-eye view of the luxurious pool area at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa with a guest enjoying the water.
Photo from: Marriot Hotels Instagram

Another social media platform with a large following is Instagram, which should have 1.4 billion active users globally by 2024. Luxury hotel advertising works especially well on this platform, which is all about the visuals, be it images or videos.

For instance, Marriott Hotels delights travelers with a charming, looping video showing a woman and her dog enjoying a sunrise breakfast in Stuttgart.

It vividly captures the joy of pet-friendly travel, complemented by the inviting text, “There’s nothing better than waking up to a delicious breakfast in Stuttgart with your best friend.”

This clever marketing taps into the emotional bond between owners and their pets, highlighting the hotel’s commitment to accommodating all family members, furry ones included.

11. Westin Hotels

Instagram post by Westin Hotels showcasing a colorful and healthy avocado toast breakfast, promoting their #EatWell campaign.
Photo from: Westin Instagram

Westin began posting a series of health and wellness posts on Instagram in March 2024, including about exercising and eating right. This Instagram reel shows that nutritious eating can also be delicious by spotlighting everyone’s favorite, avocado toast.

Westin enhances its brand image with a series of health-focused Instagram posts, starting in March 2024. These posts showcase the joy of staying active and the benefits of a nutritious diet.

A standout Instagram reel features the universally loved avocado toast, marrying the concept of delicious, healthy eating with luxury.

The succinct yet effective caption, “Heavenly Bed + avo toast = match made in heaven #EatWell,” succinctly communicates Westin’s commitment to wellness and indulgence, inviting followers to experience a holistic approach to well-being during their stay.

This strategy effectively promotes the hotel’s wellness ethos, encouraging guests to indulge in a balanced lifestyle that doesn’t compromise on taste or comfort.

12. Marriott Hotels

Social media post od Marriott Stuttgart, emphasizing the luxury hotel services
Photo from: Marriot Hotels

Discover paradise at the Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa in Nai Yang. Marriott posted an overhead photo showing a bird’s-eye view of a woman in a red one-piece swimsuit on her back in the resort’s larger-than-life blue pool.

The post features an aerial snapshot that offers a breathtaking bird’s-eye perspective of a guest floating blissfully in a striking red swimsuit within the resort’s expansive azure pool.

This visual masterpiece is paired with an inviting caption, “Paradise is waiting for you at the Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa. With its 400-meter pool, Quan Spa, and private beach, you’ll never want to leave,” highlighting the resort’s luxurious amenities.

This powerful imagery and compelling narrative not only showcase the serene beauty and exclusive experiences available but also reinforce Marriott’s dedication to creating unforgettable, tranquil retreats for its guests, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a blend of relaxation and luxury.

Key Strategies for Luxury Hotel Advertising

StrategyTip
Branding and PositioningCraft your brand story to stand out to those who love luxury.
Emotional EngagementMake ads that hit the heart to create a strong bond with your audience.
Visual StorytellingUse top-notch photos and videos to show what makes your hotel special.
PersonalizationCustomize your marketing to speak directly to different guests’ tastes.
DesignYour ads should scream luxury, using colors and textures that spell out high-end.
ExperiencesHighlight the best parts of staying with you, like your top-tier spa or gourmet dining, to draw guests in.

Hopefully, those hotel ad examples piqued your interest and inspired you to review your marketing campaigns more seriously. As you begin to build a luxury hotel marketing strategy, it must include these elements.

Branding and Positioning

All luxury hospitality companies have a brand; what’s yours? It should be carefully curated for uniqueness and authenticity, attesting to your hotel’s unique story and heritage.

If you’re still building your luxury brand, don’t miss Mediaboom’s expert insights on how to do so, as they will certainly help in your quest. You should also review our guide on luxury hotel marketing.

Once you’ve cemented your brand, it’s time to move on to positioning. This is where your brand becomes synonymous with solving specific needs, such as providing top-notch vacation experiences.

Emotional Engagement

Reviewing the video ads from the examples section showcases the importance of emotional engagement. When you hook into someone’s emotions, you foster a stronger connection and your brand becomes more meaningful in their eyes.

Visual Storytelling

That’s why visual storytelling is such a strong form of luxury hotel advertising. You can use content marketing to build compelling materials that showcase your brand’s story. Whether a video such as a YouTube ad or Instagram short or an image seen on Facebook, the content should be compelling and high-quality.

Personalization

Using segmentation in your luxury hotel marketing strategy ensures you deliver the kinds of services and experiences your various audience groups seek. If you haven’t already created niche groups based on demographics, psychographics, and geographics, that must be your first order of business.

Next, you can tailor your marketing messages to your various luxury consumer groups, relying on customer data to enhance your level of personalization and bolster campaign success.

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Design

The design of your advertising materials must reflect the luxury experiences your hotel provides. If you review the videos and social media clips in the examples above, you’ll notice that many of the rooms featured pristine whiteness, from the robes the customers wore to the bedsheets.

Dark colors are another trend in luxury hotels, especially inlaid with precious metals like gold. These colors are sexy and mysterious, opposite the playful and cozy vibe but its own brand voice, nevertheless.

You might also reconsider your website design, giving it an overhaul to match. Mediaboom has plenty of luxury website lists to whet your appetite, such as this one with 50 luxury hotel website designs, or this one with 40 luxury travel website designs.

Experiences

Hotel ads must be all about the luxury experiences. You can showcase many elements of the hotel experience, even in a short Instagram reel. Use a combination of interior and exterior shots to create atmosphere and showcase the most desirable parts of a luxury hotel stay, from the five-star food to the spa services and swimming pool.

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Benefits of Luxury Hotel Advertising

Key StrategyDescription
Branding and PositioningBuild a brand that tells your hotel’s unique story and meets guests’ needs for unforgettable vacations.
Emotional EngagementConnect deeply with potential guests through ads that spark emotions.
Visual StorytellingUse stunning visuals to share your hotel’s story, from videos to photos.
PersonalizationGet to know your audience and customize messages to fit their luxury preferences using insights from their data.
DesignMake sure your ads and website ooze luxury, using elegant designs and colors that show off a high-end vibe.
ExperiencesShow off the best you have to offer, from gourmet meals to spa retreats, capturing the essence of luxury through visuals.

Luxury hotel ads can drive more of your hospitality goals, building your following and capital to continue expansion. Here are some advantages you can expect.

Immediate and Targeted Exposure

The legwork you put into identifying and segmenting your audience will result in a sudden increase in visibility. The exposure is targeted to a specific audience who is more likely to engage with your content marketing materials and schedule their next luxury hotel experience through your business.

Enhanced Brand Prestige and Awareness

Building and promoting your brand through luxury hotel advertising will naturally lead to awareness. As that recognition grows, your brand becomes stronger. Once consumers book and enjoy top-notch luxury experiences, your brand’s prestige will begin inching up increasingly.

The prestige associated with your name will increase bookings, as others will want to know what the fuss is about.

Increased Direct Bookings and Revenue

A successful luxury hotel marketing strategy will elevate your direct bookings, increasing revenue generation. Even if you spent a substantial amount on the advertising campaign, the spike in revenue should allow you to recoup that money and then some.

Data-Driven Insights and Flexibility

Another less-touted benefit of luxury hotel advertising is the valuable audience data. You’ll learn about their preferences in real time, then respond to them actionably with your advertising and marketing campaign.

The insights you have can propel future campaigns further and help in how you communicate with your audience. Further, you can rely on the data to make more strategic decisions.

Two Luxury Hotels Social Media Strategies

Measuring the Success of Luxury Hotel Advertising

As you dig deeper into the ad-generated data, use metrics to determine the effectiveness of your latest campaign.

Some KPIs you should begin tracking are:

  • Conversion rate by channel
  • Customer lifetime value
  • Cost per acquisition
  • Cost per conversion
  • Cost per click
  • Impressions
  • Page value
  • Bounce rate
  • Website traffic, including the amount of organic traffic

KPIs paint a picture of how your campaign performed, but they aren’t the only indicator that you might need to optimize your campaign.

Customer feedback and ROI are also worth paying attention to offering additional layers of insight. Analyzing customer feedback opens up avenues to understand the personal impressions and experiences of your audience, while closely monitoring ROI gives a clear financial perspective on the gains from your investments.

Together, these elements complement KPIs, providing a holistic view essential for fine-tuning and maximizing the effectiveness of your luxury hotel advertising campaign.

Challenges in Luxury Hotel Advertising

As you formulate your luxury hotel marketing strategy, you will discover a unique problem. You’ll want your hotel brand to reach a large audience, yet you’ll target specific potential guests.

While enlarging your audience will help your hotel continue to grow, you must maintain that air of exclusivity. Not everyone on the market is interested in luxury hotel experiences, so ensure your campaigns remain targeted.

You’ll also have to continually tweak your marketing and advertising measures based on consumer preferences and behaviors, which always change.

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Case Studies in Luxury Hotel Advertising

1. Seven on Shelter Island

Responsive website design for Seven on Shelter Island, a luxury bed and breakfast




Mediaboom propelled Seven on Shelter Island, a luxury inn near the Hamptons, to new heights with a targeted paid advertising campaign, focusing exclusively on luxury hotel advertising. By carefully crafting and implementing a series of sophisticated online ads, we strategically positioned Seven on Shelter Island at the forefront of potential guests seeking luxury accommodations. This precision in paid advertising ensured that the inn’s charm and luxury offerings were directly communicated to a select audience, optimizing ad spend efficiency and driving significant increases in online conversions.

2. JW Marriott

Responsive website design across devices for JW Marriott, displaying the exterior of their luxurious hotel.




Mediaboom’s partnership with JW Marriott for their grand opening in downtown Houston centered on a dynamic paid advertising campaign. Through expertly crafted print advertisements, strategically placed throughout the construction zone and key city locations, we spotlighted the hotel’s unique blend of historic charm and modern luxury. This targeted approach significantly heightened anticipation and awareness, culminating in JW Marriott’s recognition as Houston’s premier luxury destination. Our advertising efforts played a pivotal role in driving traffic increases and establishing the hotel’s esteemed position in the luxury market.

FAQs / Related Questions

Who is the target market of luxury hotels?

Luxury hotels target affluent individuals seeking exceptional service, exclusivity, and personalized experiences. This includes business executives, celebrities, high-net-worth individuals, and luxury leisure travelers who prioritize comfort, privacy, and superior amenities.

What are Google Hotel Ads?

Google Hotel Ads allows hotels to display their rates and availability directly in Google search results and Maps, helping travelers to find and book rooms easily. It integrates with hotel booking engines to facilitate direct reservations.

How do luxury hotels market?

Luxury hotels market through personalized services, high-quality content, leveraging social media, exclusive partnerships, and SEO strategies to reach affluent travelers. Emphasis is on creating unique, memorable experiences that resonate with their high-end target audience.

How much does it cost to run Google Hotel Ads?

The cost to run Google Hotel Ads varies, depending on factors like bidding strategy, competition, and target market. Hotels pay per click (PPC) or per booking (commission). Budgets can be tailored to the hotel’s needs and goals.

Is Google Hotel Ads worth it?

Yes, Google Hotel Ads can be worth it for hotels looking to increase visibility and direct bookings. By showcasing rates and availability in Google’s search results, hotels can attract potential guests at the moment they are researching their stay, potentially increasing bookings and revenue.

Do you have more questions?

Do you have more questions about luxury hotel advertising, or are you seeking expert guidance to enhance your campaign? Contact Mediaboom today to see how our expertise in luxury hotel advertising can transform your brand’s online presence and drive exceptional results.

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Conclusion

Establishing and maintaining a competitive edge is doable with luxury hotel advertising. Discovering your brand, then determining which advertising strategies work for you is only half of the equation. You must also innovate and personalize your ad tactics.

Mediaboom are digital advertising and marketing specialists. You can count on us to elevate your luxury hotel’s advertising strategy with our expert guidance. Contact us today to get started.

By: Frank DePino

Frank DePino is Principal and Founder of Mediaboom. Since 2002, Frank has led Mediaboom’s award-winning staff of creative and technical professionals, building the most effective marketing and advertising solutions for its clients.

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