And Those Boutique Hotel Award Winners Are...

And Those Boutique Hotel Award Winners Are...

As if you didn't know that Mr & Mrs Smith’s second annual Smith Hotel Awards event was held on Thursday night at Bankside Vaults in London, UK. And if you didn't, you should be ashamed of yourself, call yourself a luxury traveller! Lucky for you, Passage To Luxury has a full list of the most remarkable boutique hotels across the world. Without further ado, the winners are:

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Best-Dressed Hotel (in partnership with Designers Guild)

WINNER El Fenn, Morocco

‘As discreet as it is decadent’ – Jodie Harrison, Mr Porter style maven

Runners-up Portrait Firenze, Florence | Saffire, Australia


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Sexiest Bedroom in the World (in partnership with Kiki de Montparnasse)

WINNER Water Villa 5 at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

‘Private pool, sunset cruise, rustic chic, no doors, ladder into the sea, paradise found!’ – Immodesty Blaize, burlesque performer

Runners-up Suite 58 at Viceroy New York | The Roccia Suite at Bellevue Syrene, Italy


Hottest Hotel Bar (in partnership with SipSmith)

WINNER The NoMad Hotel, US

‘Serious atmosphere and custom-designed cocktail carts let guests mix their own drinks tableside – what’s not to love?’ – James Lohan, Mr & Mrs Smith

Runners-up Ohla Hotel, Spain | Shoreditch Rooms, UK


Best Hotel Restaurant (in partnership with Fentimans)

WINNER Hartnett, Holder & Co at Lime Wood, UK

‘Lime Wood showcases England at its best, delivering refined quality on every level.’– Marcus Wareing

Runners-up Lake House, Australia | La Bastide de Moustiers, France


Best Spa Hotel (in partnership with Malin + Goetz)

WINNER House Spa at Dormy House, Cotswolds

‘A relaxing, rejuvenating all round luxurious spa experience set against a beautiful Cotswolds backdrop’ – Lisa Stokes, The Spa Spy

Runners-up Como Shambhala Estate, Bali | Fusion Maia Resort, Vietnam


The Eco Award (in partnership with the Blue Marine Foundation)

WINNER Sal Salis, Australia

‘100% solar power is pretty special. It does mean no internet, but that makes this the perfect retreat for anyone after a digital detox’ – Juliet Kinsman, Mr & Mrs Smith

Runners-up Sextantio Albergo Diffuso, Italy | Cuixmala, Mexico


Best for Families (in partnership with Trunki)

WINNER Emirates Wolgan Valley, Australia

‘I love the bushcraft and survival skills – it’s ultimate luxury but very back-to-nature’ – James Lohan, Mr & Mrs Smith

Runners-up Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji | Castiglion del Bosco, Italy


Best Budget Hotel (in partnership with Graham & Green)

WINNER 1888 Hotel, Sydney Australia

‘A new-meets-old aesthetic and properly good value’ – Wayne Hemingway, designer

Runners-up Brody House, Hungary | Ekies All Senses Resort, Greece


Best Hotel Pool (in partnership with Heidi Klein)

WINNER Monastero Santa Rosa, Italy

‘Monastero’s infinity pool has it all – peace, beauty, excitement and intrigue.’ – Adam Brown, Orlebar Brown

Runners-up Eagles Nest, New Zealand | Cap Estel, France

Above & Beyond (in partnership with Avis)


WINNER Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia

‘They've mastered the art of “relaxed yet nothing is too much trouble"’ – Juliet Kinsman, Mr & Mrs Smith

Runners-up No 131, UK | One&Only The Palm, UAE

Best Newcomer (in partnership with Music Concierge)


WINNER Ham Yard Hotel, London

‘For its rooftop garden, basement bowling and fun attitude that attracts everyone, not just guests.’ – Henrietta Thompson, Wallpaper*

Runners-up The Pig – on the Beach, UK | Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, US


Best Smith Hotel 2014

WINNER  Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa, Bahia, Brazil

‘What could be more blissful than a beautiful beach hotel with stand-out personality, fantastic food, a come-to-me spa and a proper sense of place?’ – Sophie Lam, The Independent

Runners-up Qualia, Australia | Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

The go-to girl for luxury hotels, Lisa Corcoran knows how to travel in style. Join Lisa on her quest, with a little help from her friends, to seek out those special places which stand apart from the rest.