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Archive for June, 2012

This week, many Stateside Smiths are scrambling to find a spot to watch  fireworks on Independence Day. So we’ve looked around and found the perfect place: a rooftop on the west side of Manhattan with a plunge pool, bar and direct view of the Empire State Building. It’s all available at Hôtel Americano. Even better, […]

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This week, we’re lusting for a hotel high on the hills, with vineyards, olive groves and its own Byzantine estate. We want a bedroom overlooking the Aegean, a spa with an Ottoman hammam, an infinity pool set in citrus groves, and a restaurant serving ravioli stuffed with pumpkins. Demanding, us? Actually, no: Kinsterna Hotel & […]

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Karen Cleveland – Smith guest blogger and Canada-based doyenne of decorum – follows up her first post on Italian etiquette (How to… fare bella figura) with another manners-minding missive, this time on dinner-party protocol for globetrotting guests… •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Well done, you savvy traveller, you: your charm and witty banter has earned you a dinner invitation […]

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Fresh from a stay at luxury hideaway Wanakarn Beach Resort & Spa and the romance-revving Sarojin hotel, Mr & Mrs Smith give you the low-down on Phang Nga, the spectacular Andaman Sea escape.

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The Jubilee knees-up for the Queen refuted the Brits’ stiff-upper-lip reputation. Now, Luxembourg is getting in on the celebratory act: Europe’s petite powerhouse is looking forward to a weekend of Trappist beer, bratwurst and fireworks. Stay at halcyon hideaway Hotel Albert Premier to sleep off the dusk-till-dawn excesses in style.  Style Luxembourg luxe Setting Belair back street […]

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Aviator, Hampshire: hotel of the week

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The Jubilee flotilla may have roused British spirits, but as the wake of the last boat fades and the red, white and blue streamers wilt, we’re looking to the skies. Forget Biggles and the Spruce Goose – Aviator hotel’s mix of sepia-hued suites and sleek futurism makes this sybaritic sensation first-class all the way.  Style Silver Belle […]

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This month, we added several stylish UK stays to our handpicked hotel collection: Number Thirty Eight, a boutique Bristol townhouse; the very pretty Vine House in Norfolk; The Cranley Hotel, a particularly genteel Londoner; and Belgraves, a little slice of the Big Apple in the heart of Belgravia. Then, we popped across the channel to […]

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Australia-based Smiths, have you heard the news? We’ve teamed up with The Age newspaper to offer you some serious travel temptation: two nights for the price of one at stylish Mr & Mrs Smith stays across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. If you bought The Saturday Age newspaper on 2 June and The Sunday Age […]

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Seeking seductive bedrooms, blindingly good breakfasts and a hushed garden hideaway in which to escape? Want it all in the middle of one of Europe’s most fun and fascinating cities? Canal House hotel in Amsterdam‘s the spot for you. Style Dutch masterpiece Setting Cobbled canalside Jordaan Why this week? Smith members can save with our […]

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