From a suave hotel bar to kickback at to a great view from your room, every little thing counts towards elevating your hotel stay from good to great. Everyone deserves a pat on the back for a job well done and the annual Smith Hotel Awards — back for its third year running — celebrates the boutique hotels that have successfully crafted the ideal home away from home.
An international panel of judges formed by an eclectic mix of design mavens, industry insiders, and more, include such names as Charlotte Dellal, founder of Charlotte Olympia; Paul Gabie, CEO of Proof & Co; and Paul Semple, Principal at Hassell. The judges will preside over 12 categories of awards, ranging from Best Hotel Pool to Sexiest Bedroom in the World.
From now till 30 September, cast your votes online and you'll stand a chance to win yourself some luxurious treats such as a £1,000 Get a Room! Smith gift card, USD$1,000 to spend on luxury lingerie at Kiki de Montparnasse, and a limited edition Ruark radio.
Speaking about the awards, James Lohan, Founder of Mr & Mrs Smith, said: "the awards give us the chance to shine a light on small, independent stays like Uxua Casa in Brazil, which won Best Smith Hotel last year, and also to celebrate the classics. Our aim is to create the ultimate boutique hotel hotlist for 2016 with the 12 properties that come out on top."