Constance le Prince Maurice hotel in Mauritius

New for November: Smith hotels in the UK, US, Australia, Mauritius and Malaysia

Our global escapades this month have taken us to a host of new favourite haunts. We began in the UK, at reinvented rustic retreat Dormy House in the Cotswolds. Then, for something completely different, we jetted off to the beachfront, palm-shaded Constance le Prince Maurice in Mauritius (above).

Viceroy New York hotel in ManhattanAfter that, we hit the US. We started our American trek out west, enjoying the cool chalet chic of Viceroy Snowmass in Colorado. Next, the East Coast beckoned… we got a dose of downtown cool at Manhattan’s Viceroy New York (where the view from the bar is one of the city’s best) before making our way to the charming Capella Washington DC, nestled among the capital’s cobbled streets and historic homes.

Just as we were about to admit that winter truly is coming, we had a brainwave — down under, it’s summer! There’s no fear of a heatwave at 1888 Hotel in Sydney, though: this industrial conversion’s far too cool for that. Another delightfully stylish spot is to be found up in Malaysia, where Penang is home to the bright white and whimsical Macalister Mansion (above).

And now, we’re off to make our worldwide rounds to find our next gaggle of very special stays. Check back in a month to see where we’ve been!

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It was while sailing the Norwegian fjords on a Ukrainian cruise ship aged 11 that Rachel Juarez-Carr decided she loved travel. Once she completed her journalism degree at the University of Westminster, Rachel ran off to Los Angeles and crisscrossed the US for the next seven years, writing for travel magazines and photographing everyone and everything. She’s currently back home in London, thrilled to be back shooting under grey skies and serving as Mr & Mrs Smith's senior editor.

There are 4 comments for this article
  1. Mike Smith at 4:21 pm

    That sounds like an amazing trip! Mighty jealous!

  2. Sarah Haight at 2:25 pm

    I could do with some winter sun now that the colder weather is coming. I’d love to visit the Maldives and I absolutely loved Malaysia when I was there in 2008. The beaches are some of the best I have seen in the world. Love your blog! :)

  3. Ahsan at 10:58 am

    The Crosby Street Hotel. Great cocktails and amazing artwork!

  4. Alice at 4:19 pm

    Fabulous! It does feel like winter is never ending at the moment, it would be perfect to run away to one of these beautiful places.

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