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Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Awards 2018 Has Got Us a Serious Case of Wanderlust

Emulating the Golden Globes Awards, but for hotels, the annual Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Awards celebrates the world’s finest stays. This year the comprehensive panel of travel-savvy judges, which includes fashion designers Jenny Packham and Olivia von Halle, chef Willin Low, and bar guru Zdenek Castanek, sift through hotels around the globe to handpick the very best of the best.

Best Smith Villa 2018 - Annandale Scrubby Bay, New Zealand (Photo courtesy of Mr & Mrs Smith)

With categories ranging from ‘World’s Sexiest Bedroom’ to ‘Best Family Hotel’, the first to hone in the prestigious award of ‘Best Smith Hotel’ for 2018 is Provence’s art-packed scape Villa La Coste, extolled for its sophisticated design, artistic endeavours, first-class fare and creative cache.

From the Himalayas to Icelandic backwaters and the Chilean desert, here are the ultimate must-visit destinations for 2018.

The Winners

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World’s Sexiest Bedroom:

Soneva Jani, Maldives

Photo courtesy of Mr & Mrs Smith

“One button on this retractable roof stands between you and post coital stargazing. Did I mention you’re lying on a bed in the middle of the ocean? If that’s not sexy I don’t know what is.”

– Olivia von Halle (Fashion designer)

 

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