• Photo by Daymion Mardel; Drawing by Mariko Jesse

    2009 Smart Luxury Hotel Winners

    Our hotel experts pored over a long list of standout properties and whittled it down to these 12 absolute favorites for Sherman's Travel magazine's second annual Smart Luxury Awards.

  • Riad Noir d’Ivoire

    2009 Smart Luxury Hotel Winners - Riad Noir d'Ivoire

    One of the courtyards at the Riad Noir d’Ivoire in Marrakech.

  • The Standard Hotels

    2009 Smart Luxury Hotel Winners - The Standard

    The exterior of The Standard overlooking the Hudson River.

  • Leading Hotels of the World

    2009 Smart Luxury Hotel Winners - The Merrion

    An elegant marble bathroom at the Merrion.

  • Avli Lounge Apartments

    2009 Smart Luxury Hotel Winners - Avli Lounge Apartments

    The White Suite at Avli Lounge Apartments in Rethymno, Crete.

  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

    2009 Smart Luxury Hotel Winners - Hacienda Temozon

    The Superior Room at Hacienda Temozon in Yucatan, Mexico.

  • Hungarian National Tourist Office

    2009 Smart Luxury Hotel Winners - Grof Degenfeld Castle Hotel and Winery

    The Grof Degenfeld Castle Hotel and Winery in the Tokaj region of Hungary.

  • Design Hotels

    2009 Smart Luxury Hotel Winners - The Omnia

    The Omnia hotel sits above the wintry wonderland of Zermatt.

  • Hotel Healdsburg

    2009 Smart Luxury Hotel Winners - Hotel Healdsburg

    The spa entrance at the Hotel Healdsburg.

  • Jensey Claire/Courtesy Golden Rock

    2009 Smart Luxury Hotel Winners - Golden Rock Inn

    Golden Rock Inn’s courtyard dining area.

  • Ativa Hospitality

    2009 Smart Luxury Hotel Winners - Hotel de la Paix

    The café at the Hotel de la Paix.

  • Camden Harbour Inn

    2009 Smart Luxury Hotel Winners - Camden Harbour Inn

    Camden Harbour Inn in Camden Maine.

  • Six Senses Resorts & Spas

    2009 Smart Luxury Hotel Winners - Evason Ma'In

    The terrace of the honeymoon suite at Jordan's Evason Ma'In.

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