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We’re in the mood for a really good bash – copious cool drinks, non-stop dancing and a groovy poolside stay. Which is why we’re all about California dreamin’ right now and the retro-chic Viceroy Palm Springs. Let’s get this party started… Style Hollywood regency spa resort Setting Manicured Mojave desert oasis Why this week? Oh, we don’t mean […]

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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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Melbourne chef Shannon Bennett is the talent behind award-winning Vue de Monde. A fine-dining eyrie on the 55th floor of the skyline-scoping Rialto building, it’s arguably the city’s best restaurant. As well as glam adjacent cocktail bar Lui, Shannon’s Melbourne empire spans Bistro Vue and a clutch of informal cafés, including Café Vue Heide set […]

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Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

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Top 10: quirky room perks

Monday, November 18th, 2013

It’s true, we never mind being packed off to our room. After all, testing the bedsprings and lathering up with bath potions is all in a day’s work. And we especially love discovering added incentives for hanging out the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign. So we’ve compiled a top 10 list of Smith hotels with unexpected extras […]

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Dylan, Dublin: hotel of the week

Friday, October 18th, 2013

From the historic streets and architecture to just enjoying the craic and a pint of the black stuff, Dublin has it covered. Dylan offers guests a stylish and comfortable base to explore Ireland’s fair city. Style Boudoir-chic Victorian townhouse Setting Foliage-rich city fringe Why this week? From October 12, the Irish Museum of Modern Art will […]

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We have something we’re very excited to show you… our very first handpicked hotels in Japan! Meet Beniya Mukayu in Kanazawa (bottom right), the Park Hyatt Tokyo (below) – yep, the one where Scarlett Johansson lounged around in her underwear in Lost in Translation – and, also in Tokyo, the very cool Claska hotel. Entirely different […]

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Summer was breezing right along until we realised that August is already more than half over and Labor Day – the American long weekend holiday that signals the end of summer (this year August 31–September 2) – is almost upon us. You don’t even want to see how sad our summer bucket lists look. So, […]

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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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Postcard from Sonoma: sip, sup and paddle

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Top-flight wineries, hyper-local fare, outdoor pursuits (river kayaking, anyone?), lush landscapes and the romance-reviving Farmhouse Inn all in one easy-to-reach spot seems too good to be true, right? But it’s all part of sun-kissed (yes, even the weather is ideal) Sonoma County, 90 minutes north of San Francisco.  OTHER DIVERSIONS With rolling vineyards bordered by dense pine forest and […]

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