The travel/ This is the best-dressed hotel of our days

At least, this is the verdict of 25,000 public voters and a panel of travel and hospitality experts. The boutique travel specialists at Mr & Mrs Smith hold their second annual hotel awards and El Fenn, Marrakech, is the most stylish of them all.

Sleek, chic and very boutique, this gorgeous riad hotel is filled with modern British art and ancient Moroccan crafts. Owned by Vanessa Branson, who obviously shares the same business genes as her tycoon brother, Richard, and her business partner Howell James, 2014 was a very big year for this patchwork of elegant leisure, with a full refurbishment to honor the hotel’s 10th anniversary.

Indeed, if Marrakech could be summed up in a riad, El Fenn probably comes closest. Ablaze with colors, this hotel is one of the best little places to stay in Marrakech, with rooftops views of the Atlas Mountains, a marble swimming pool, locally sourced bath products, its own organic vegetable gardens, outdoor lounge areas, candlelit walkways and just a short walk from Jemaa el-Fna square.

Get away from it all with a splash and an oh here!