Five-Star Hotel in Dubai says Russian Models are ruining its Reputation
This Five-Star Hotel in Dubai says Russian Models are ruining its Reputation as a family-friendly hotel.
The hotel I was talking about is the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, the same that is asking women to remove the hotel’s name from the tags on their Instagram pictures.
The place where a suite costs more than $1,200 per night, has its managers raising concerns after around 25 Russian models, who were in town for a fashion shoot, stayed at the hotel.
The five-star hotel has accused raunchy those models for running its family-friendly image when they post ‘semi-naked’ images on their Instagram accounts.
But who can really blame them? These types of photos have us going crazy.
The models took a break between shoots for designer Anna Chibisova’s famous brand D’AngelAnn, and visiting the surroundings, the women posed for their own racy Instagram snaps, showing a lot of skin.
The social media platforms show the pin-ups showing off their assets in the hotel’s bathtubs, going to breakfast in dressing gowns and with curlers in their hair.
For example, Russian Model Alina Lobacheva shows off a big part of her body in the hotel grounds.
The managers think that that kind of behavior will damage their reputation and parents along with their kids will chose another destination than coming there and seeing a lot of skin.
It says it prides itself on its family-friendly image and has suggested that some of the images would be more befitting of an erotic lingerie catalog.
A hotel spokesman said: “You have to understand that this is an Arab country. We have had a lot of complaints from families with your 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.’
Anna, whose looks defy her age, said some of the girls were outraged by the hotel management’s comments.
She said: “Personally I do not publish inappropriate photos, and here I mean half-naked photos.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.”
The Waldorf Astoria has a private beach, sea-facing guest rooms and a Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck on site.
What do you think about this? Do you agree with hotel’s managers? What would you do if you were the manager?