The World’s Most Fabulous Hotels

We couldn’t let awards season pass without unveiling the victors of this year’s Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Awards. No acceptance speech required…these stars will leave you breathless.

Best Smith Hotel: Halcyon House, Australia

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Laid-back beachside bolthole with immense charm –  the only category voted by the public. Find out more here.

Above & Beyond: Awasi, Patagonia, Chile

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Scattered eco villas in a National Park that redefine tranquillity – each comes with its own guide and 4WD. Find out more here.

Best Dressed Bedroom: Palazzo Margherita, Italy

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Updated palazzo lovingly restored by Francis Ford Coppola in Bernalda, the birthplace of his grandfather. Find out more here.

Best Gourmet Hotel: The Old Clare, Sydney, Australia

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Top chefs, including Jason Atherton, serve up talking-point menus; the rooftop pool nails the views. Find out more here.

Best Spoiling Spa: Amanemu, Mie, Japan

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Natural mineral-rich waters celebrate the onsen (hot springs) culture for an authentic Zen experience. Find out more here.

Hottest Hotel Soundtrack: Fazenda Nova Country House, Algarve, Portugal

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The judges raved about the laid-back sounds described as ‘chic, timeless and classy’. Find out more here.

Local Hotel Hero: 11 Howard, New York

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This boutique beauty in Little Italy shone out, not least, for its Jeff Koons-mentored mural created by local students. Find out more here.

Pool with a View: Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy

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An art nouveau palace at the heart of Lake Como, surrounded by water, mountains – and every shade of blue. Find out more here.

Best Family Hotel: Treehotel, Sweden

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Contemporary cabins that seem to grow from the forest itself, with a menu of canoeing, kayaking and moose safaris. Find out more here.

World’s Sexiest Bedroom: Keemala Phuket, Thailand

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The bird’s nest pool villas perched high in the tree canopy include jaw-dropping ocean, rainforest and mountain vistas. Find out more here.

Ringing for room service…
The judges included designers Henry Holland, Olivia von Halle and Charlotte Olympia Dellal; TV presenters Anita Kapoor and Lauren Laverne; chef Tom Aikens, UN Leader of Change Livia Firth, and Mr & Mrs Smith founder James Lohan.

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