No matter where you choose to vacation in the world, often the dealbreaker is whether you have a gorgeous bedroom to return to at the end of the day — that’s why it’s called a home away from home, after all.
An authority on swoon-worthy bedrooms is none other than travel club Mr & Mrs Smith, which was founded by couple James and Tamara Lohan 15 years ago, with the moniker a nod to the age-old saucy weekend pseudonym that couples use for check-in. 15 years on, they’ve curated a collection of over 1,200 stunning boutique hotels and retreats all over the globe.
Celebrating their anniversary, Mr & Mrs Smith has returned to its publishing roots as a travel guide to launch its latest coffee table book The World’s Sexiest Bedrooms, taking a flirtatious peek at 35 of the greatest honeymoon-worthy hotels in the portfolio with photography by London-based Polly Brown. In the 296-page hardcover, sun-drenched bathtubs, dreamy private pool villas, cosy, crisp white sheets with breakfast in bed are all photographed to almost a painterly quality by Brown, giving us some serious travel lust.
“We were looking for hotel rooms with something completely unique and special about them, whether that was having your own cliff-clinging, private pool-adorned suite carved directly into the rock face like at Mallorca’s Cap Rocat; awe-inspiring views from the bathtub for two in the wildly romantic Val d’Orcia suite at Monteverdi; or sleeping outside under the South African stars, suspended above the N’wanetsi River (and its paddling wildebeeste) at Singita Lebombo,” shared James Lohan.
“In the end, it was usually the more intangible features of a room that secured its place in the book; things we hope we’ve been able convey, both through the words inside and the images of in-demand art photographer Polly Brown.” Each purchase of the book also comes with a HK$310 Mr & Mrs Smith voucher that is redeemable with any stay in the collection.
Perhaps these snaps by Brown will inspire you to book your own cheeky bolthole with your SO and hang up the do-not-disturb sign for the weekend.