Mr & Mrs Smith on a Mission to Find the World’s Best Boutique Hotel

Award-winning travel website launches their inaugural hotel awards.

The Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali.

The Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali.

While staying in a big time chain hotel definitely has its perks, there are times when your getaway calls for something a little more unique.

Thanks to the award-winning travel website Mr & Mrs Smith, finding inspiring boutique hotels around the world has never been easier.

To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, they’ve made it their mission to find the best of the best. For the first time, Smith is putting the 900+ properties in their handpicked collection head-to-head in 12 innovative award categories including:

  • Hottest hotel bar
  • The eco award
  • Best-dressed hotel
  • Sexiest bedroom in the world
  • Best spa hotel
  • The greatest outdoors

Online voting is open to Smith members and hotel guests until October 9. The top 10 hotels in each category will face a panel of expert judges including broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, Harvey Nichols fashion director Paula Reed, and the Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman.

Voters are automatically entered to win a five-night stay at the boutique lodging dubbed Best Smith Hotel 2013.

Whether you’re eligible to vote or not make sure to check back on November 7 to find out the list of winners. There’s bound to be some boutique gems that could serve as the perfect inspiration for your next trip.

By Alex Weber