If you have blocked the dates for your fab getaway and are wondering where to take your spouse or partner, check out the 2018 Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Awards list.
Leading the pick of 12 winners is Villa La Coste in Provence, France, named Best Smith Hotel for cutting-edge design, arresting architecture and an amazing art collection. Best Smith Villa Annandale Scrubby Bay in Pigeon Bay, New Zealand, is situated on a lake in an extinct volcano. Scenic and secluded, it makes a soulful retreat.
“One button on this retractable roof stands between you and post-coital stargazing,” British fashion designer Olivia von Halle, one of the judges, says of the Maldives’ Soneva Jani, which took the World’s Sexiest Bedroom award.
Paris’ Le Roch Hotel & Spa was judged Best-Dressed Hotel for its elegant décor and chic and cosy design. For the Best Gourmet Getaway, look east to Zaborin Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan. Palatial tents that offer eco-friendly glamping and views of monasteries by the foothills of the Himalayas in Ladakh won Chamba Camp Thiksey the Above & Beyond award.
The Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa in Chile’s Atacama Desert has the Best Pool with a View. At Best Family Hotel Taylor Ridge Lodge in Crested Butte, Colorado, the US, outdoor adventures await guests and their brood. And if holistic treatment is on your checklist, there is Les Sources de Caudalie in Bordeaux, France, the Most Spoiling Spa.
New York’s Roxy Hotel is cool and laidback. That, and its impressive cocktail list, bagged it the Best Date-Night Bar title. Public NYC — with its communal tables, co-working spaces and “style at affordable prices” — is the Coolest Creative Hub.
At Dedon Island Resort in Siargao Island, the Philippines, guests will find objects crafted by the locals and meals prepared with produce from its garden. Resort owner Bobby Dekeyser has a foundation that supports community projects, which adds to the charm of this Local Hotel Hero.
Founded in London in 2003, Mr & Mrs Smith is an online collection and booking platform for more than 1,000 boutique hotels around the world.