This is the second installment in a series of monthly posts penned by the editors of Mr and Mrs Smith
We’ve already let you in on some of the mystery as to what makes a hotel a Smith hotel. Although there may not be a precise formula to finding a truly exceptional stay, what all Smith hotels have in common is a one-of-a-kind experience. The type you could only indulge in, say, at that design den cast out on a remote island where you’ll steep in a hot tub as you watch whales spouting just offshore. Or the meal-of-a-lifetime found at the unassuming, yet elegant, country inn with a Michelin-starred chef in the kitchen.
Just as the boutique hotels in our collection are unique, so is the way in which we give travelers the true inside edge about a stay. We don’t rely on a vague rating system or a series of fuzzy stars to tell you if a hotel is truly best in class. Rather, we send an actual couple to bunk for two nights at a hotel and then review it. What’s more, it’s all done anonymously. When a hotel joins our collection, they agree to welcome a reviewer duo, but they never know who will show up or when.