The Waldorf Astoria on the palm want to ban models posting photos on their social media profiles as it’s ruining the brand image. The pictures shared on public Instagram photos and tagged at the hotel are clogging up the hotels social media posts. Most hotels would love guests to share photos, but these pictures do appear to be in poor taste and the hotel feels that they are not on brand.
The hotel has a point but it’s very hard to control social media
While none of the photos are illegal, you can see how the hotel don’t like them and may consider them offensive. The Waldorf Astoria has a private beach, sea-facing guest rooms and a Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck on site. It’s photos should be of those, not all of models. This is the link to a location search on Instagramfor The Waldorf Astoria on the Palm.
A family hotel
“This is an Arab country. We have had a lot of complaints from families with children. We do not want to see our location [coming up on social media] on photos of girls in semi-naked and erotic poses. Let the photograph simply state the location as Dubai”
Waldorf Hotel, Spokesperson
Here are some of the Russian models that have been on a photo shoot at the hotel…
Victoria Bonya, Anna Kalashnikova, Alena Shishkova, 24.Lily Ermak and Alina Lobacheva, Alina Akilova and Dasha Mart.
In her defense, Anna Kalashnikova said the following
‘Personally I do not publish inappropriate pictures, and here I mean half-naked photos. They have a different mentality in the UAE and by law it is forbidden to publish such photos.’