Where is the world’s Best Hotel Pool? Which hotel harbours the Sexiest Bedroom in the World? What’s on your hotel lust list? You tell us… It’s time to find this year’s superstar hotels, with the launch of the 2014 edition of the Smith Hotel Awards. Public voting is now open, and we want to hear from stylish boutique hotel-adoring travellers (that’s you!).
Remember that amazing weekend you spent in Paris/New York/Bangkok/the Cotswolds in spring? The hotel that knocked your socks off, took your breath away, stole your heart and ran away laughing? Yes? Oh good: tell us which one it was, and you could win a five-night stay at the World’s Best Hotel*. Vote here.
*Yes really, that’s a bona fide maxi-break at the best gosh-darn boutique hotel on the planet. We’ll be the judge of this, but you people are helping us choose. For each of our special awards categories – including Eco, Best Restaurant, Best Spa and more – Smith has selected 20 nominees for the public to vote on; your votes will create top-10 shortlists from which our 35-strong tastemaker judging panel will select the ultimate award-winners (we don’t like to name-drop, but: Mariella Frostrup, Marcus Wareing, Tony Conigliaro, Immodesty Blaize… ). Last year’s winners included Blakes in London (Sexiest Bedroom), Brody House in Budapest (Best Budget Boutique Hotel) and Post Ranch Inn in California (Best Smith Hotel 2013).
So share your experiences and thoughts with us, bombard us with love notes about your favourite boutique boltholes, post praise for your personal vision of paradise and harp on about your hotel heroes: we want to hear from you. But, first and foremost, vote in the Smith Hotel Awards 2014. You might end up with a whole new hotel lust-list…