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It’s spring! And our top-notch hotel seekers have sprung! (…or something.) This month, we have a diverse array of first-class stays around the world to get you lining up your suitcases by the front door in a wanderlusty frenzy. We begin in Australia, with Canberra’s entirely ungoogleable Hotel Hotel, so cool they named it twice […]

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If you didn’t already get the memo, for the first time in 11 years (!) Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday. As a bonus for American Smiths, it’s also the long President’s Day holiday. In short: there’s no better weekend to get a room, already. Whether you seek romance-reviving boudoirs or radiance-boosting spas, we’re here to […]

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Hunting down the world’s most romantic hotel rooms – and giving them a thorough going over, of course – is our raison d’être, so the Sexiest Bedroom in the World category at the Smith Hotel Awards got our pulses racing. Boutique hotel lovers (and dirty-weekenders) voted for bedrooms that inspired them to swing from the chandeliers – from Hampshire […]

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Native New Yorker and author, Marc Grossman, gives us the inside scoop on his just-released book, New York Cult Recipes, an ode to the city’s restaurants and food culture. Here he reveals five of his must-visit diners, delis, cafés and an old school luncheonette (and what to order) in five distinct neighbourhoods. And, we’ve paired each spot with something […]

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We’ve got something to suit every style-hungry hotel lover’s taste this month, from sleek city stays to beautiful beachy Edens. We started our travels in Morocco’s culture-rich coastal hideout, Essaouira, where we found pale and interesting riad Dar Maya and eccentric Villa de l’O in the old medina and exuberantly chic Le Jardin de Douars […]

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We’re all for tradition – especially when it has a dose of revamped shiny and new, too. Which is why we are scheming our return visit to the newest, old thing to hit New York City: The High Line Hotel – a grand Gothic-style estate revived as a vintage-chic stay with handmade furniture and drool-inducing bespoke […]

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Midtown Manhattan is certainly convenient for a New York City stay, but, as neighbourhoods go, it’s not considered the most cutting edge. Well, that was until the sleek Chambers hotel dropped in to add a dose of downtown cool to this otherwise buttoned-up enclave. Couple that with in-house restaurant Má Pêche – part of David […]

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Soho House New York: hotel of the week

Friday, June 21st, 2013

There’s no bad time to go to New York City, but we’ll vouch for summer as an especially good time to go when you have a rooftop pool (told you we loved rooftop bars and activities) as gorgeous – and full of gorgeous people – as the one at Soho House New York, our hotel of […]

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As the summer temperatures climb, so do New Yorkers. Top floor gardens, breezy cocktail lounges and dreamy rooftop pools provide the ultimate oasis high above the steamy streets below. With that, here are five spots (and two Smith stays)  where you can rise above it all when in NYC… YOGA HIGH Arch your way into […]

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In the diary: gad about like Gatsby

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

With the Gatsby bandwagon rumbling through town like a Rolls-Royce, we’ve rounded up the coolest hotels and happenings that capture the zeitgeist without drowning you in fringed flapper frocks… JAZZ UP YOUR SUMMER This weekend, in Gatsby’s home city of New York, we’re pulling out our kitten heels and spats for the bi-annual Jazz Age Lawn […]

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