High-end travel site, mrandmrssmith.com, adds Austin to its list of elite vacation spots
Founded in 2003, Mr & Mrs Smith is an in-the-know boutique hotel booking service representing the “coolest, sexiest and most intimate places to stay around the globe.” Austin’s Hotel San Jose and Hotel Saint Cecilia were selected for inclusion on the site. Mr & Mrs Smith state, “Hotel Saint Cecilia’s historic house, stylish studios and boho bungalows emanate rebellious rock ’n’ roll character, with sensual, sultry decor inspired by The Stones, Warhol and Miro,” and, “A magnet for music lovers and arty types, Hotel San José is a masterclass in stylish understatement with chilled-out charm on South Congress Avenue.”
In addition to highlighting the city’s hippest hotels, Mr & Mrs Smith’s Austin city guide also provides a comprehensive overview of the city’s attractions, culture and shopping. It features information on the live music scene, parks, barbecue, and more, including events like the SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals and annual University of Texas football games. Mr & Mrs Smith’s Austin city guide can be found online in the United States section of the site: http://www.mrandmrssmith.com/luxury-hotels/destinations/united-states/.
While any traveler can explore worldwide destinations and book world-class boutique hotels at MrandMrsSmith.com, the site also offers users the opportunity to become a member and receive additional perks. By signing up online, users can receive additional discounts, gifts upon check-in, and even concierge services (depending on the level of membership).
“This is an exciting development for Austin,” says Adriana Jimenez, director of tourism for the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Mr & Mrs Smith is one of the top luxury travel sites in the world – it is truly an honor to have our city represented here. In addition, the United Kingdom is one of our top three international feeder markets, and inclusion on MrandMrsSmith.com will expose the city to what is, for us, a relatively new kind of visitor – the luxury traveler.”
And Austin’s notoriously friendly population is ready to embrace them. Jimenez adds, “As Austin grows, there are more and more options for affluent visitors, and we look forward to welcoming an increasing number of travelers from Britain, and across the globe.”