The Smith Hotel Awards winners represent the best of their kind in 12 categories that reflect what travellers love the most, from pools and amazing spas to mouthwatering meals in an outstanding location.
The winner of Best-Dressed Hotel has to be innovative and renowned for the exclusity of its aesthetic. This category is not focused at repository of high-cost fittings or design-directory namedropping, but a well-curated assembly of refreshing ideas.
The best pool award makes you want a holiday: the anticipation of weightlessness, of cool water caressing warm skin, of sun, sky and birdsong reflected across mirror-flat surface are true keyfactors for summer lovers.
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Romance is realy important in a holiday and there are no rules for creating the perfect boudoir. But some things we can all agree on: it has to delight, excite, and surprise. The Sexiest Bedroom in the World takes it all into account.
Here’s where things get interesting: cocktail-lovers and barflies rejoice, this is your territory. Put simply, the Hottest Hotel Bar is a scene-stealing headline act.
Seafood linguine overlooking the Amalfi Coast; beach barbecues in a tropical limestone grotto; sushi in Soho; your first sip of that great wine. Holiday memories are fed by such moments, that´s why Best Hotel Restaurant award is such an important one.
Relax. Close your eyes, and breathe. Imagine you’ve arrived at the Best Spa Hotel in the world. You’re soothed by its comforting air, you’re about to have a life-enhancing, mood-improving, radiance-boosting afternoon of bliss. Where are you?
It ain’t easy being green: luxury and eco-tourism aren’t the most natural of bedfellows. Responsible travel requires industry change at grass-roots level and the Eco Award sets out to champion those hotels making ideals a reality.
Every hotel is expected to stand out from the crowd, but there are some that punch well above their weight. These unique luxe-for-less stays are all about great things in small packages.
Among the hotel stays are those made even more special by seamless service and generosity of spirit – where going the extra mile is the rule, not the exception. Is there nothing this hotel won’t do? Take a look at the Above and Beyond Award.
Every year, there are a handful of new hotels that make it straight to the top of the to-do list. The ones Mr & Mrs Smith are itching to review, and that the members clamour to book even before the paint has dried and the minibars stocked.
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