How would it feel to stay at a hotel which is the sophisticated or sexier or more artistic version of your house?
This year’s Mr and Mrs Smith Hotel Awards’ committee has handpicked the world’s extra-special hotels and villas for an unforgettable stay, in some of the most amazing vacation spots. Let us guide you through this mind blowing selection!
Casa Fortunato, Lisbon
It is this tiny hotel, run by an amazing architect couple, Antonio Falcão Costa Lopes and Filipa Fortunato, situated in an Amoreiras townhouse, which made it to the top of the list, as the Best Smith Hotel 2019.
This nine-suites boutique hotel could be like your dream house! The past coexists with the present, through original tiling and timber surfaces, a nostalgic, cinematic staircase and dining room, as well as contemporary design items that make sure every detail counts.
Palazzo Daniele, Puglia, Italy
This 150-year-old townhouse is the most young at heart Palazzo, combining Italian art, Mediterranean hospitality and modernism. Its Italian finesse and artistry with its provincial character and long lived qualities nominated Palazzo Daniele as the Best Dressed Hotel. Do not miss out on a stay full of southern Italian temperament!
The World’s Sexiest Bedroom, according to Mr and Mrs Smith Awards, is found over in Asia, at the newly founded (October 2018) Joali Maldives. Sexy can be easily combined with exotic Maldives, the honeymooners’ beloved destination, however, when the above attributes fit in with an impressive art collection as well as inspiring culinary or diving activities, followed by a colonial chic beach bar, then kudos are definitely on the way!
Euphoria Retreat, Mystras, Greece
In the pine forest of the Peloponnese, Greece’s Euphoria Retreat offers a holistic spa experience of premium quality, under the energy of the ruins of the fortified castle of Mystras, a Byzantine Empire city. The old and the new coexist in the hotel’s design (ancient patterns and earthly color code with a modern touch), as well as its spa philosophy (high tech equipment with Hellenic, Chinese and modern treatments)! And Yes, this is the world’s Most Spoiling Spa and it is your opportunity to praise yourself as you should!
The Pig at Bridge Place, Kent, UK
For foodies and gourmet seekers, The Pig at Bridge Place, in Kent, UK, is the Best Gourmet Getaway. Really close to London, this estate, reinvented in the sixties, has a peasant air, exquisitely fresh cooking ingredients and the coziest area to relax and dine. Do not miss the kitchen garden with its secret patio!
Uxua Alma Casa Anderson, Bahia, Brazil
Modern artwork, kaleidoscopic colour effects, vintage tapestries and unique pieces of furniture, led Brazil’s Uxua Alma Casa Anderson to be named Best Smith Villa. It is Brazil in a villa, with all the boldness, beauty and exoticism the country carries!
L’Otel at Dôce 18 Concept House, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
A colonial-era casa where fine tequila, local fashion and Mexico City’s artistic personalities naturally meet. Relax on the sunny terrace, by the pool, and enjoy the view to San Miguel de Allende’s scenery, from the Coolest Creative Hub, as nominated this year by Mr and Mrs Smith Awards!
Maison de la Luz, New Orleans, Louisiana
What if a luxurious, luminous, lofty hotel, taken out of Wes Anderson’s movies, with large staircases and artistic furnishing and design details, as well as seductive, spacious bedrooms, had also the Best Date-Night Bar in New Orleans? Enjoy your drinks at Bar Marilou at Maison de La Luz and let others worry about driving!
Sands Hotel & Spa, Palm Springs, California
Stucco walls in pastel pink, exotic tiles, cacti, a perfect pool in as Californian Style as it gets! Sands Hotel & Spa in Palm Springs is rooted in the Sixties, with a vivid sophistication, charming dessert Marrakech effect and worshipped Cabanas’ aesthetics, and it has been awarded as the Best Budget Boutique! Enough said!
Story created with passion by Beyond Limits, courtesy of Mr and Mrs Smith Hotel Awards 2019 (www.mrandmrssmith.com)