Smith Travel BlogTravel tales and hotel news from the boutique hotel experts at Mr & Mrs Smith

Archive for the 'Shanghai' Category

In the diary: Design Shanghai

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Buzzing Shanghai feels even busier than usual thanks to Design Shanghai, which is set to take over the city tomorrow. More than 40,000 architects, interior designers, developers, designers and design-conscious consumers are expected to gather at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre between 27 February and 2 March. We grabbed the event’s Creative Directors, Darrel Best and Ross […]

Read the rest of this entry »

We’re starting the new year as we mean to go on, with a host of heavenly hotels. This month, we’ve already enjoyed a Tuscan tryst: we were seduced by a cosmopolitan Chianti castle, Castello del Nero and also Villa Armena, a baroque villa near Siena. In London, the witty Ampersand hotel in Kensington wowed us, […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Credit crunch, schmedit crunch… what we all need during January’s bleaker moments is a bit of holiday escapism. So we quizzed editor of Luxury Travel magazine Alyson Cook about the highs and lows of luxury, and asked her for some luxe-for-less tips to make your budget go further… ——————————————– Define ‘luxury’… Luxury for me is […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Our man in the East, the redoubtable writer, food-blogger, and high-life liver Aun Koh, has been busy roaming the wilds of China in search of more stylish stays for the Smith collection. And, judging by this month’s quintet of new hotels, he’s really come up trumps. Tweet

Read the rest of this entry »