2016 SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED AND VOTING OPEN 1 SEPTEMBER

Sexiest Bedroom in the World

Romance comes in many guises – and there are no hard and fast rules for creating the perfect boudoir. But some things we can all agree on: it has to delight, excite, and surprise.

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Kiki de Montparnasse

Smith Hotel Awards partner: Discover & Deliver

A room ripe for seduction needs to do more than get the basics right: the hotel you think is home to the Sexiest Bedroom in the World will pull out all the stops to light your fire. There's no stinting on quality; the lighting is just-so; maybe the minibar has a few fun extras, or the view's a corker.

Top 10

Previous winners

Winner

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

It was a tough category to call, but the judges agreed that Six Senses’ five ravishingly romantic Water Villas were deserving winners: set right on the ocean, overlooking a coral reef, they’re secluded, private and impossible to leave. Water Villa 5 is the pick of the bunch, with an infinity-edge plunge pool set seductively into the rocks, a private ladder leading into the ocean, and rustic-luxe good looks that conjure a cocoon of pure castaway romance…

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Runner-up

Viceroy New York

‘The views alone give Suite 57’s bedroom sex appeal. I particularly love the indulgent bathroom, where you can shower beside floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Central Park’
Tamara Heber-Percy, Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder

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Runner-up

Bellevue Syrene

‘The pastels against the ragged ruins, the netted four-poster opposite the huge bath tub… It seems beyond any bedroom you could dream up: the perfect escape for a sexy weekend away’
Jessie Ware, singer/songwriter

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Winner

Blakes Hotel

One of the original boutique hotel pioneers, Anouska Hempel’s hotel Blakes is an escapist blend of OTT luxury, creativity and indulgence, with rooms reflecting a wide range of themes and eras. The magical white-draped four-poster, Indian-style mother-of-pearl-inlaid furnishings and seductive air of serenity make Blakes’ Corfu Suite the perfect room for romance.

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Runner-up

Ca Maria Adele

'The most sensual rooms… a fantasy cocoon. And just outside the window, arguably one of the most romantic cities in the world'
Immodesty Blaize, burlesque star

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Runner-up

Secret Bay

'Less is more in this case: the private setting, stripped-down furnishings, in-suite culinary services and serene energy makes Secret Bay the perfect romantic getaway…'
Karma Carnes, Kiki de Montparnasse president

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Sexiest Bedroom in the World award criteria

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