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Where is the world’s Best Hotel Pool? Which hotel harbours the Sexiest Bedroom in the World? What’s on your hotel lust list? You tell us… It’s time to find this year’s superstar hotels, with the launch of the 2014 edition of the Smith Hotel Awards. Public voting is now open, and we want to hear from stylish […]

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Travel gallery: our photoshoot in Greece

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

We’re just back from glorious Greece, where we worked on our new Smith & Family photoshoot at Ekies All Senses Resort in Halkidiki! We took along our top model Tillie and her exceptionally good-looking family, as well as a few suitcases packed full of swimsuits and beachwear from London Boutiques (Biondi Couture, Pistol Panties, Varley […]

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A tropical haven in Seminyak, The Legian & The Club in Bali delivers sun, surf and sand aplenty. There’s also some gourmet Asian-fusion cuisine on offer, thanks to a brand new chef and an unlimited supply of fresh seafood – we’re licking our lips already…  Style Oceanside opulence Setting Beach central Why this week? New executive chef Luke MacLeod and his team have prepared […]

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Marylebone Village, just north of Oxford Street, is turning into one of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods for aesthetes, eaters and amblers. A whirl at a family-owned boutique hotel fashioned from seven Grade II-listed townhouses and two mews homes showed us it has a lot more to it than an impressive address and notable neighbours… Where we stayed…  […]

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Soneva Kiri, Thailand: hotel of the week

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Tucked away in a corner of Thailand not overrun by backpackers, Soneva Kiri sits on the edge of ocean-fringed jungle. It recently nabbed the Best for Families gong at the inaugural Smith Hotel Awards. With thrills to please hedonists, romantics, adventure-addicts and ankle-biters alike, this island escape has us daydreaming about dawdling there… Style All-ages tropical playground Setting Palm-fringed […]

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Fleurieu Peninsula, just south of Adelaide, is a dramatic clash of coast and country. Edged by crystal-clear aquamarine ocean and deserted beaches, inland throws you into McLaren Vale country, one of Australia’s most respected wine regions. Dotted between those frothy waves and fruit-laden vines are stone country villages such as Port Elliot, Willunga and Goolwa…. Go […]

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Chewton Glen, New Forest: hotel of the week

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Eager to take your minibreaks to new heights? Book a spectacular treehouse hotel room at our best boutique spot of the week, Chewton Glen in the New Forest. With floor-to-ceiling windows and underfloor heating, the circular treehouse Loft Suites are the ideal spot for canoodling love birds, or for a luxurious child-friendly holiday hideaway… Style […]

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This week, we’re lusting after all things green, fresh and springy. We want to eat butter-dipped asparagus, plump peas, tender lamb and citrus puddings. We also want the sun to shine. Though today’s hotel of the week can’t guarantee the latter, it can provide all of the former, thanks to its tempting new spring menu. […]

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Lucknam Park: hotel of the week

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Not decided what to do for Easter with your family yet? You’d better get cracking! (I know, but seasonal themes just lend themselves to awful punnery. You’ve been warned). So, to make sure your Easter is eggsellent (rather than rotten), we’ve brought you a last-minute child-friendly boutique stay that will make everyone – big or […]

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The Wheatsheaf Inn: hotel of the week

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Banish the January blues by canoodling in the country: The Wheatsheaf Inn will do nicely. This historic Cotswolds coaching inn seems to have it all: stylish rooms, a parade of strokeable livestock for children, and a restaurant that capitalises on its rural bounty. There’s also that title-snatching cocktail from the recent Cotswolds Bloody Mary Competition… Style […]

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