Winter Hotel Hotspots from Mr & Mrs Smith

Whether it’s a relaxing Christmas getaway, a culture-filled Chinese New Year jaunt, or just a winter weekend escape, you can’t help dreaming about your next holiday… Here to whet your appetite for wanderlust, boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith serve up a Winter Travel Tasting Menu including three sumptuous stays in Siem Reap, a chic Chiang Mai find and a sizzling hot offer in Shanghai.

Winter Hotel Hotspots from Mr & Mrs SmithDish of the Day: Shinta Mani, Siem Reap
Set in Siem Reap’s serene French Quarter, sophisticated Shinta Mani boutique hotel seduces with soft lighting, fragrant scents and made-you-look, mod-Cambodian design, recently revamped by US interiors whizz Bill Bensley. From here, mission out on tailored tours to Angkor’s dazzling temples on the edge of town, including Angkor Wat, vine-shrouded Ta Prohm, and the mesmerising faces of the Bayon. Later, retreat to your spacious suite or savour the cool pool, soothing spa and dreamy swing-seat dining.

Something on the Side: La Résidence d’Angkor, Siem Reap
Centrally located La Résidence d’Angkor hotel sits beside the Siem Reap River, a stroll from the Old Market. Arranged around a discreet courtyard with an inky swimming pool as its centerpiece, this stylish sanctuary encourages you to slow right down. Inviting rooms blend traditional materials with subtly modern design, and you can’t help but love the oversize bath tubs. And the spa; oh, the spa. In a word? Special.

Share Plate: Navutu Dreams Resort & Spa, Siem Reap
It may feel like a blissful beach retreat, but newcomer Navutu Dreams Resort & Spa is actually located on the rural outskirts of town. This away-from-it-all escape is ideal for families or travellers who’ve stayed in Siem Reap before, with free tuk-tuks provided to ferry you around. Upping the oasis factor are two pools, tropical gardens, smart Italian and Khmer dining, and an intimate spa, while light white-and-blue contemporary boudoirs nod to soothing Mediterranean style.

First Bite: 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai
There’s no place that better embodies Thailand’s cultural heritage and modern aspirations than Chiang Mai, home to splendid stupas, saffron-robed monks, chic boutiques and elephant safaris. Offering a nostalgic mix of historic Thai architecture and sleek contemporary design, 137 Pillars House is set in the arty Wat Gate enclave, perfectly placed for exploring Chiang Mai’s temples, markets, shops and treat-filled eateries.

Last Order: The Puli Hotel and Spa, Shanghai
Fancy a spa and shopping break in Shanghai? Stylish city stay The PuLi Hotel and Spa has a host of hot offers to tempt you, including up to 25 percent off room rates if you book before December 31st. Devote those savings to a green-tea wrap in the hotel’s dreamy day spa, or a clothing spree in nearby Xintiandi.

Always in good taste…

Mr & Mrs Smith
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