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We’re no slouches when it comes to seeking out the world’s most special stays, as you know, and this September sees lots of extra-fizz added to the cocktail of hotels we’re always so lovingly mixing…

Head-over-heels for Paris as ever, get your thrills from four new city slickers in the capital of romance: Le Royal Monceau (below), a Starck-styled retreat with a thing for art on Avenue Hoche, Saint James Paris, a colourful, cultured, country estate-style hotel, the pastel-toned La Belle Juliette in Saint Germain, and Hôtel Thoumieux, with bright, bold interiors by India Mahdavi.

Meanwhile on UK soil, we have added a Bath find to our Smith Vintage collection – namely, The Bath Priory, celebrated especially for its gorgeous grounds. We also welcomed back The Beckford Arms in Wiltshire, recently revived after being ravished by a fire.

Over Stateside we’re excited about hitting the Blue Ridge Mountains to bring you an action-packed estate by the name of Primland, and we’ve also got The James, a skyscraping SoHo scenester in New York.

Amanbagh boutique hotel, Jaipur, India

In Asia, we splashed out at The Bell Pool Villa Resort in Phuket, Thailand, played Maharaja and Maharani Smith at Amanbagh (left), a modern Moghul palace on the edge of Jaipur, India, and checked into Clingendael, a dreamy Dutch-colonial retreat in Sri Lanka’s temple-touting Kandy.

Already champing at the bit to find out where we’ll navigate you next? Keep an eye out in October for new finds in Mexico, India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Well, we do like to spoil you style-seeking hotel lovers out there.

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