Winners announced

Best-Dressed Hotel

Getting the interior styling of a hotel right is paramount: niche personality can be offputting; if it's too formal, your guests can't relax; too matchy-matchy, and it'll feel corporate.

The winner of Best-Dressed Hotel will be innovative, exemplary and renowned for the integrity of its aesthetic. We're not looking for a repository of high-cost fittings or design-directory namedropping, but a well-curated assembly of refreshing, inspired ideas. In other words, it's one hell of a looker.

And the winner is...

Previous winners

Winner

Ett Hem

Intuitive, livable design is a hallmark of Isle Crawford, and nowhere is it better showcased than at Ett Hem – a hotel hymn to cosy conviviality. Created in collaboration with owner Jeanette Mix, the interiors of the restored Arts and Crafts townhouse are a deft interplay of rich tones, hand-picked Scandinavian antiques and Modernist chairs.

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Runner-up

The Battery San Francisco

‘Every city has that one cool spot everyone’s always dying to get into. San Francisco’s is the Battery. Designer Ken Fulk and FME have done an incredible job’

– James Lohan, Mr & Mrs Smith

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Runner-up

Ham Yard Hotel

‘Kemp's hallmark mix of exuberant colour, pattern and texture, in a stunning contemporary showcase. Every room brings a smile on the greyest London day’

– Neale Whitaker, Vogue Living

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Winner

El Fenn

With sculpture, paintings and photography by David Shrigley, Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley, Batoui S’Himi and William Kentridge to look at, it’s a wonder any of the other decor gets a look-in: but this creative riad’s interiors draw the eye with perfectly polished tadelakt in arsenic blue and rose pink and the ideal amount of decorative dishevelment.

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Runner-up

Portrait Firenze

‘Refined and elegant… this hotel is great taste personified, and created by Michele Bönan – the designer behind so many great boutique hotels’
James Lohan, Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder

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Runner-up

Saffire

‘I’ve never seen such a beautiful job of bringing the outside in. The organic architecture flows cleverly into the hillside; the scenery pours in and becomes the art’
Jodie Harrison, editor, Mr Porter

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Winner

Alila Villas Uluwatu

Staking a stylish claim on Bali’s rugged Bukit Peninsula, this is a cool, contemporary cliff-hanger of a resort which delivers dramatic eco-friendly design in a jaw-dropping setting. Every inch of the resort is beautiful, but the bar is the most remarkable element: the cliff-edge construction juts out over the Indian Ocean in an angular bird’s nest of bamboo and reclaimed wood.

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Runner-up

Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa

'The ultimate beach escape. Pared-back, creative simplicity reads luxury: it's authentic, without resorting to kitsch'
Neale Whittaker, Editor-in-chief, Belle

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Runner-up

JK Place Capri

'Home-from-home comfort but utterly elegant. The innovator of a much-imitated look'
Juliet Kinsman, Editor-in-chief, Mr & Mrs Smith

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Best-Dressed Hotel award criteria