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Fancy feeling inspired? Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have curated an artistic edit of their global collection: read on for some of Europe’s most artful stays.
Le Royal Monceau, Paris, France
This Starck-designed hotel has art everywhere, as well as its own gallery and art-book shop, Le Royal Monceau even has its own dedicated art concierge. Pastry chef in residence Pierre Hermé provides a sweet take on edible works of art, and the Clarins treats you’ll find in your bathroom will keep you looking like a masterpiece.
Smith extra: Daily American breakfast; GoldSmith members will also get a tour of the hotel’s gallery
Gallery Hotel Art, Florence, Italy
Impeccable quality is de rigueur at Gallery Hotel Art: furniture and fittings are all entirely stylish but pleasingly gimmick free. It’s the ultimate Florence location, too, near the Ponte Vecchio, and the hotel’s bar is one of the city’s hippest: stay from May to October and you might catch live jazz in the evening, too. And for breakfast, lunch, coffee or cocktails, wander down to Roberto Cavalli-owned Giascosa, connected to his boutique on Via della Spada.
Smith extra: A bottle of wine and Salvatore Ferragamo bath products
Story Hotel Riddargatan, Stockholm, Sweden
Effortless Scandi style abouts in Stockholm, and Story Hotel Riddargatan exemplifies its city’s hip ethos. Check yourself in on the Macs in the lobby, lounge in the courtyard accented with specially commissioned graffiti, and admire the I-woke-up-like-this cool of the locals at the bar. And if you take even just a passing interest in modern art, the 1900-to-present-day collection at the Moderna Museet – a 20-minute stroll from Story – is a must-see.
Smith extra: A fruit platter on arrival (and for SilverSmith members, chocolates; GoldSmiths get a half bottle of champagne)
Brody House, Budapest, Hungary
More than just a boutique bolthole, Brody House – a sometime film- and fashion-shoot set – also has a members’ club with a stylish bar, and the gallery and printing studio Brody ArtYard. The hotel itself features rooms named after the artists whose works line the walls, and the members’ club and ArtYard have calendars crammed full of exhibitions, live music and readings.
Smith extra: A bottle of Hungarian prosecco on arrival
Hôtel des Academies et des Arts, Paris, France
On the same Paris street that was once home to Gauguin and Modigliani, Hôtel des Academies et des Arts is a homage to the artists who once painted this part of the town red. It’s one of the city’s more serene locations, but conveniently near the crossroads of Paris’ major boulevards, and it’s decidedly less pricey than the first-class service would suggest.
Smith extra: A selection of Pierre Hermé macarons
Mr & Mrs Smith gets you the best rates, guaranteed, as well as a little something extra on arrival at every hotel. To book, call toll free at 800 905 326 or visit mrandmrssmith.com.