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Greece: your go-to guide

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

History-crammed landscapes, dazzling azure coves, charming seafood tavernas, that pupil-tightening combination of brilliant whitewash against cobalt blue skies… Greece has long been the ultimate summer-holiday destination. But which romantic island or pine-lined coastline to pick? We point you in the right direction with our go-to guide to the best Greek getaways, from honeymoon hotels on volcanic […]

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Did we fool you with ‘Love is in the Air‘, our tongue-in-cheek take on romantic travel for 1 April? We can’t really arrange for you to take love to a higher plane en route to your boutique hotel, but our brilliant Travel Team has arranged all manner of unusual hotel arrivals and special sorties, from gondola cruises […]

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Love is in the air…

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Passenger count 2 Destination Cloud Nine Cruising altitude Higher, baby Hotel stays these days are increasingly about experiences – so why not the journey, too? We’re very proud to add an exciting new experience to our roster of services: the Smith Love is in the Air package. Recently, we’ve noticed that an increasing number of travellers […]

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Blakes hotel in London holds a special place in Smith lore: our original Mr and Mrs Smith, James and Tamara Lohan, got married in the ultra-romantic Suite 007. Where better, then, to gather some of our favourite wedding bloggers for a chat about one of our favourite topics: honeymoon hotels? If you fancy finding out […]

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Grace Mykonos: hotel of the week

Friday, February 1st, 2013

A leisurely break on the sun-caressed shores of Greece provides a natural antidote to the daily grind. Why not indulge in some serious relaxation at the boutique spa hotel Grace Mykonos, on an island renowned for its stylish visitors? Style Contemporary coastal cool Setting Aegean beach-side seclusion Tweet

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Amangani, Jackson Hole: hotel of the week

Friday, January 4th, 2013

It’s all downhill from here. Or at least that’s the case at Amangani, a three-storey sweep of sandstone and redwood in the Rocky Mountains, with postcard-perfect views of snowy peaks, and easy access to some of the best skiing in the US. The hotel itself is a winter wonderland, with a cosy library, a steaming […]

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Swaying palms, soft white sand, sparkling waters (and champagne): if you’re a bride to be, chances are you’ve fantasised about a beach wedding in Thailand. Smith reviewer and roving travel reporter Carmen Roberts spills the beans on her dream destination wedding at Trisara, a romantic resort in Phuket… What wowed you most about Trisara as a wedding hotel? Privacy […]

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Postcard from St Lucia: Jade Mountain dreams

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Totting up your 2012 travel wishlist? Jade Mountain in St Lucia is worthy of going straight to the top… Abundant in all the Caribbean vacation clichés (sun, sea, snorkelling, secluded sands), Jade Mountain has everyone feeling like a honeymooner. It’s an architectural triumph that insists visitors to this friendly island enjoy all the tropical paradise […]

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Great news! We’ve unearthed our first boutique hotels in Sri Lanka, the tea-rich teardrop-shaped island nation languishing off the south-east coast of India. Here’s a little preview of our latest launches… Rustic manor house The Wallawwa in Negombo makes a seductive first-night sojourn, with a soothing spa to ease any post-flight stress (plus it’s pretty handy for […]

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Royal wedding fever? Find your wedding style

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Ok, so there isn’t Union Jack bunting draped around Smith HQ and we don’t have matching ‘Wills 4 Kate’ mugs, but with the country’s most anticipated nuptials nearly upon us, we thought it churlish not to get into the spirit of things. In true royal wedding style, we are indeed wondering about Kate’s dress. And […]

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