Why go: For a chic shopping break in buzzy Bangkok.
What's the story: Part luxurious private home, part elegant club, this Bangkok city stay is stylish, sexy and striking: its obsession with the finer aspects of life will appeal to gourmet travellers, clued-up urbanities and chic-treat addicts alike. Segue from the glorious white cocktail bar to the romantic restaurant, where French-Oriental dishes are the order of the day.
The rooms: 40, including 11 suites. The fifth-floor 79 suites have their own cosy reception area and a collection of Chinese art worthy of any gallery. If you're seeking daylight, each of the six corner 63 suites has a wall of floor-to ceiling windows that let the sunshine flood in.
Out and about: Enjoy some retail therapy at Emporium, a one stop source of international labels, top Thai designers such as Greyhound and Soda, and quirky boutiques. The Siam Center is another happy hunting ground, with up-and-coming Thai designers showing at Mob.F.
Rates: Doubles from £100, including breakfast
Ma Du Zi Hotel, 9/1 Ratchadapisek, Kingtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand. To book call the Mr & Mrs Smith travel team on 0845 034 0700, or visit mrandmrssmith.com