Is this the world's 'sexiest hotel room'?

Story highlights

  • Travel publisher Mr & Mrs Smith announced Smith Hotel Awards winners
  • Corfu Suite at the Blakes Hotel took top spot for world's sexiest hotel bedroom
  • Ace Hotel in New York is hottest hotel bar
  • Best new hotel is in Newfoundland, Canada

It's probably the furthest thing from Hugh Hefner's idea of a sexy hotel room, or a "Fifty Shades of Grey" weekend getaway, but a white, bright, mother-of-pearl-themed hotel room in London has won an award for world's sexiest bedroom.

The Corfu Suite at the Blakes Hotel in London took the top spot for its "sumptuous decor," "a bed you can't leave" and "an element of intrigue."

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And no, the judges weren't the prude, prim types -- they included burlesque star Immodesty Blaze, fashion blogger Garance Doré and the president of luxury lingerie brand Kiki de Montparnasse.

Runners-up were the "fantasy cocoon" at the Ca Maria Adele hotel in Venice, and rooms at Secret Bay resort in Dominica.

The Ca Maria Adele hotel in Venice placed second in the Sexiest Bedroom in the World category.

More categories

The Sexiest Bedroom in the World was just one of the categories in the Smith Hotel Awards announced last week.

    To celebrate their 10th anniversary, travel publisher and boutique hotel booking service Mr & Mrs Smith asked travelers around the world to vote for their favorite boutique and small luxury hotels.

    More than 47,000 people voted, and panels of judges chose the winner and the two runners-up from each category's shortlist.

    To read about the winners and runners up in more detail, check out the Smith Hotel Awards website.

    Category winners

    Sexiest Bedroom: Blakes Hotel, London

    Best-Dressed Hotel (interior styling): Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

    Hottest Hotel Bar: Ace Hotel, New York

    Best Hotel Restaurant: La Bastide de Moustiers, Provence, France

    Best Spa Hotel: Como Shambhala Estate, Bali

    The Eco Award: Sextantio Albergo Diffuso, L'Aquila, Italy

    Best for Families: Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood, Thailand

    Best Budget Hotel: Brody House, Budapest, Hungary

    The Greatest Outdoors: Dunton Hot Springs, San Juan Mountains, Colorado

    Dunton Hot Springs in the United States won for best outdoor setting.

    Above and Beyond: The Upper House, Hong Kong

    Best Newcomer: Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland, Canada

    Best Smith Hotel 2013: Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California

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