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Our second annual Smith Hotel Awards took place last week, celebrating the very best boutique hotels in the world from throughout our global collection. We gathered more than 20,000 of your votes, our expert panel of judges carefully deliberated… and then we partied with more than 700 fabulous friends at South London’s Bankside Vaults. We debuted our Christmas film, too!

First up, massive congratulations to every magnificent winner, all announced from the stage by our original Mr and Mrs Smith, co-founders James and Tamara Lohan. Check out each award’s winner and runners-up on our awards site.

And, a thousand thanks to every single boutique hotel lover who voted; all our marvellous specialist judges; Sipsmith and Fentimans for the delectable cocktails and resulting hangovers; Music Concierge and Norman Jay for keeping us dancing all night; Hannah Lohan and her Fabled Events squad for organising everything; Avis for filling us with gourmet popcorn; Ruark Audio for giving all our winners a supremely stylish radio to take back to their hotel; Designers Guild for lending us a super sexy bed on which to lounge around taking increasingly silly pictures; and Lavazza for fuelling our post-midnight dancefloor adventures.

Here are a few snaps from the night; you can see all the photos in our Facebook album.

Photos by Rachel Juarez-Carr

 Smith Hotel Awards 2014

Smith Hotel Awards 2014James and Tamara Lohan, Mr & Mrs Smith

 Smith Hotel Awards 2014

Rob Wood, Music Concierge

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Ella Catliff, La Petite Anglaise

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Gemma Cairney, Radio 1

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Anna Richardson and Sue Perkins

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Jared Brown, Sipsmith

Smith Hotel Awards 2014

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Piero Zolin, Uxua Casa (Best Smith Hotel 2014)

Smith Hotel Awards 2014 Anna Richardson, collecting the Sexiest Bedroom in the World runner-up certificate on behalf of Bellevue Syrene, and Sue Perkins

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Willem Smit and Megan Lloyd Davies, El Fenn (Best-Dressed Hotel)

Smith Hotel Awards 2014 Chef Sophie Michell, Belgraves, picking up the Best Hotel Restaurant runner-up award for La Bastide de Moustiers

Emma Humphries, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa (Best for Families)

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Roberto Russo on behalf of 1888 (Best Budget Boutique Hotel)

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Kenneth Spiers, Luke Holder and Tammy Kenyon, Lime Wood (Best Hotel Restaurant for Hartnett, Holder & Co)

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Georgina Coke, Sal Salis (The Eco Award)

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Sebastian Styger and Michael Vance, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Tillie Mair, Smith & Family supermodel

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Anthony Gould, Smith24 team

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Alice Stone, Lily and Lionel

Smith Hotel Awards 2014

Smith Hotel Awards 2014 The roving Sipsmith sloe gin cart was a hit

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Laura Hannah, Hannah Jones and Augusta Melia, Mr & Mrs Smith

Smith Hotel Awards 2014

 (©2014 Rachel Juarez-Carr/’s Carla Melmouth picking up her night-time beauty treats from Kiss the Moon

Smith Hotel Awards 2014Smith’s Anthony Leyton, Ed Lamdin and Richie MacKichan in the Designers Guild photobooth bed



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