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Our fifth of November had plenty of fireworks: Smith co-founders James and Tamara Lohan dished out a host of sleek statuettes at our annual Smith Hotel Awards at the Bankside Vaults just south of the Thames, and then we all danced till our feet grew sore.

Many thanks to everyone who joined us – especially the hoteliers and the expert judges, including designers Henry Holland and Wayne Hemingway, burlesque star Immodesty Blaize, beauty entrepreneur Maria Hatzistefanis, photographer Mel Yates and editor Susan Riley. Thanks too to all our partners.

And, an extra special thank you to everyone who helped the evening go off with a bang: Felix Buxton of Basement Jaxx and Rob Wood of Music Concierge for keeping us dancing, Chase DistilleryFentimans, Lavazza, Orlebar BrownPacific Direct, Floris, Kiki de Montparnasse, and Cassandra Goad – designer of Tamara’s glittering golden bracelet.

[All party photography by Rachel Juarez-Carr]


Rob Wood, Music Concierge


Judge Immodesty Blaize



Smith co-founder James Lohan [centre]


Felix Buxton, Basement Jaxx


Smith co-founders James and Tamara Lohan

Did you miss the winner announcements? Read on to see who took home the gong in each of our 12 categories.

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