Tessa Armstrong

Sales Consultant

I was born in Tokyo and grew up in the Far East, where I developed an interest in the minutiae of other cultures. After graduating from university, I worked in a number of travel-centric roles, racking up four years with long-haul operators and travelling to 49 countries. Since joining Mr & Mrs Smith, I’ve helped our clients with more than a thousand bookings. I continue to love exploring other cultures, and discover new destinations I want to visit daily.

Tessa'stop Mr & Mrs Smith stays

  • Provence, France

    Hôtel Crillon le Brave

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    I love the magical mediaeval setting and the Impressionist-painting-landscape that's all the invitation you need for a picnic of cheeses, truffle oil, artisan bread and a bottle of rosé. For dinner, order locally-sourced rustic dishes at Hôtel Crillon le Brave's Bistro.

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  • Al-Dakhiliyah, Oman

    Alila Jabal Akhdar

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    This beautiful stay, 2,000 metres above sea level in the Al Hajar Mountains, is the perfect respite from the bustle and scorching heat of Muscat. I adored the spa, which pairs traditional Asian techniques with local ingredients such as pomegranate and rosehip oil.

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  • Riviera Maya, Mexico

    Hotel Esencia

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    Home to the most stunning miles long white sand beach, crystal clear, marine life-filled water and mid-century modern rooms, this hotel is perfectly placed for exploring nearby Mayan ruins and local textile and craft shops.

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Travel Tips

I always pack my swimwear and a camera in my carry-on bag, so I can be the first in the sea on arrival and won't ever be caught out if my checked luggage goes astray.

Tessa'sdream destinations

  • Oman

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    I have yet to find another destination where mountains emerge so dramatically out of the sea. Oman has everything: glorious sandy beaches, the Jabal Akhdar range, bustling souks, magnificent mosques and tented camps under the stars.

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  • New York City

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    I love New York City year-round, whether I’m spending lazy summer days in Central Park with a bagel and a coffee, or wrapping up in winter to enjoy the city lights.

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  • Indian Ocean

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    You get the world's best diving in the Maldives, wonderful French Creole-inspired food in Mauritius and those hillside pool villas in the Seychelles. Each Indian Ocean destination has something different, but all have beautiful beaches.

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I wish I was...

Relaxing – post-soak – on the private terrace of my suite with a glass of New Zealand white while watching the sun set over the vast Mahu Whenua nature sanctuary.