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Archive for November, 2008

Every time we publish a new hotel write-up by Mr & Mrs Smith, we’ll let you know here on the Smith Travel Blog, so you can keep pace with our team of travel spies and style insiders on their global roams. We visit every property in our hand-picked hotel collection in person, and we anonymously […]

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Travel Trends 2009: The Future Forum

Friday, November 28th, 2008

As the world has come skidding into a period when just about every industry from travel to tartan-making is wondering what the future holds, and whether we’ll all be busking for loose change this time next year, Mr & Mrs Smith chose to conduct a good ol’ probe of the travel industry as it stands […]

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In our series of insider interviews with hoteliers, we caught up with Philip Truelove (what a name!) – GM at Bob de Niro’s super-cool hangout, The Greenwich Hotel in New York – to find out what makes him tick and reveal some behind-the-scenes goings-on (You lookin’ at me?). The Greenwich is located in – clue’s […]

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Long weekend in Mexico, anyone?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Sorry British Smith-types (‘BritSmiths’?). This one’s not for you. Please look away now. Check out this quirky hotel in Soho or something. Just stay out of our hair for a minute. All the Brits gone? Good. Right, then. Gather round and pay attention. Amber, who’s the queen of the Smith membership, er, queendom, has asked […]

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Look out Barcelona, here we come… again

Monday, November 24th, 2008

As one part of the two-man band that is Mr & Mrs Smith’s Hotel Collections Team, it’s my job to make sure that we uncover the Smithiest gems a city has to offer, even if we’ve been there before, and even if we already feature the finest. First and foremost, this means my agenda is […]

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Music-loving travel blogger and Ibiza insider Cila Warncke delivers a sun-soaked, mouthwatering foodie snapshot from the balmy Balearic Island she calls home… The holidays are bearing down with freight-train inevitability so naturally, I’ve been thinking about food. My national origins call for turkey-gobbling in November, but here in Ibiza the sun is still shining and […]

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Mr & Mrs Smith make waves across the Atlantic

Friday, November 21st, 2008

In between spreading jelly on their English muffins, and deciding whether they want their eggs over easy or sunny side up, breakfasting New Yorkers sometimes find time to flick through the papers. Those idly perusing the New York Times Style Magazine last weekend will no doubt have stopped, caw-ah-fee cup midway to lips, to stare […]

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London’s best new sushi spots

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

I used to be a bit wary of Japanese restaurants in London, thinking they were the preserve of chief execs with their opposite numbers over from Tokyo. Here are no less than four new ‘uns aimed at more of a good-time crowd. On the King’s Road in Chelsea, Sushinho (pronounced a bit like Ronaldinho) offers […]

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Top five best drives in the Alps

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Now that you’ve had my top tips on How to… drive in the Alps, you’re ready to test your newfound skills in some real-life situations. So here are five fantastic Alpine driving routes I try to take whenever I’m in the mountains – strictly for Smith Ski research purposes, you understand: Geneva – Chamonix – […]

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Win £500 in lovely Smith hotel vouchers

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

If you’ve a taste for luxury boutique hotels and a minute to spare, then we’d really be quite obsequiously grateful if you filled in our travel trends survey. We know there’s nothing more annoying than visiting a website for the first time only to be assailed with pop-up opinion polls and feedback demands, or to […]

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