Mr & Mrs Smith now available under IHG

Worldwide: Mr & Mrs Smith properties are now available to book under IHG as the first phase of the joint loyalty programme is rolled out. Over 400 handpicked Mr & Mrs Smith hotels are now available to book by IHG Rewards members through IHG’s direct channels. The full selection of


IHG partners with Mr & Mrs Smith

UK: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Mr & Mrs Smith have announced an exclusive loyalty partnership. From early next year, IHG Rewards Club members will be able to earn and redeem points at more than 500 Mr & Mrs Smith hotels when booking through IHG’s direct channels (including and


Post Ranch Inn takes top honours at first Mr & Mrs Smith awards

UK: Boutique hotel website Mr & Mrs Smith has announced the winners of its first hotel awards. The Post Ranch Inn, in Big Sur, California took the Best Smith Hotel 2013 prize. The judges said: “Clinging to a cliff top along California’s wild west coast, this big-name Big Sur sanctuary


Mr & Mrs Smith launches boutique hotel awards

UK: Mr & Mrs Smith is marking its 10th anniversary by launching an award scheme for boutique hotels around the world. The awards will consist of 12 categories, including Greatest Outdoors, Above and Beyond service, and the Sexiest Bedroom in the World. From now until October 9, boutique hotel fans


Mantis Collection partners with Mr & Mrs Smith

UK: Mantis, a collection of privately-owned, five-star boutique hotels, has formed a partnership with Mr & Mrs Smith. The partnership will see Mantis’ new booking engine channel being powered by Mr & Mrs Smith’s proprietary technology, which will “offer hotel members increased sales capability, and consumers, an improved user experience”.


Mr & Mrs Smith launches three sub-brands

UK: Boutique hotel guide and booking agent Mr & Mrs Smith has created a new parent brand and launched three sub-brands targeted at different audiences. Under the parent brand of Mr & Mrs Smith – and along side the Mr & Mrs Smith guide to hotels for couples – the


Mr & Mrs Smith launches retail bond

UK online hotel guide and travel club Mr & Mrs Smith is launching its first retail bond. The four-year Smith bond will pay a fixed rate of 7.5 per cent twice yearly with an option for bondholders to receive their interest in “loyalty money”, which can be used toward bookings

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Editor's Comments

Forging partnerships

IHG’s new partnership with Mr & Mrs Smith is the latest example of one of the major hotel groups offering their program members extra choice. In doing so they are acknowledging that even their most loyal customers sometimes want a type of accommodation that doesn’t fall under the IHG family