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 can help shortlist their favourite hotels from the 900+ in the Smith collection by voting in each of the categories. By participating, voters also give themselves the chance to win a five-night stay at the property awarded Best Smith Hotel 2013.
There is no cost for hotels to enter, and the shortlisted hotels will be compiled from the public vote.
Hotel winners in each category will be picked from the shortlist by judges including editor and design expert Neale Whitaker; interior designer Ilse Crawford; blogger, TV host and author Sarah Wilson; restaurateur Marcus Wareing; and The Sartorialist Scott Schuman.
The winners will be announced on 7 November at an event in London, with the Best Smith Hotel winner to be announced via webcast globally.
James Lohan CEO and co-founder of Mr & Mrs Smith, said: “During the past decade, hundreds of people have asked us what our favourite boutique hotel is, and we thought it was about time we answered them. But we couldn’t make the final decision without help from boutique hotel-lovers worldwide. We want travellers around the world to contribute to the ultimate hot list of favourite places to stay.”
The awards categories are:
• Best Newcomer
• Best Spa Hotel
• Best Newcomer
• The Eco Award
• Hottest Hotel Bar
• Best Hotel Restaurant
• Best-Dressed Hotel
• Best for Families •
• Best Budget Boutique Hotel
• Sexiest Bedroom in the World
• Above and Beyond
• The Greatest Outdoors
• Best Smith Hotel 2013
Voting opened on September 11th at smithhotelawards.com/2013/ and closes at midnight on October 9.