(CNN) — “A very seductive bed room ought to interact all of your senses,” say James and Tamara Lohan, founders of the Mr & Mrs Smith resort model. “The texture of the linens on the mattress, the softness of the sunshine, even the scent of the room ought to all improve your expertise.”
For many of us, romance may be in brief provide in our day by day lives. Between work pressures, the varsity run and the ever-alluring glow of our telephones, one-on-one time with our companions is commonly laborious to seek out.
Shopping for “The World’s Sexiest Bedrooms,” a good-looking new hardcover e book revealed by Mr & Mrs Smith to mark its 15th anniversary, won’t do a lot to vary that, nevertheless it’s certain to encourage loads of lustful leaf-turning.
The orange-scented delights of Mexico’s Coqui Coqui Mérida.
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That includes 35 attractive suites from around the globe — “all wildly romantic in numerous methods,” the Lohans inform CNN Travel — the e book transports you from nation hideaway to tented safari lodge to naughty city retreat.
There’s Cliveden House in Berkshire, England, an aristocratic pile with tennis courts and helipad, and a swimming pool the place in 1961 the politician John Profumo met 19-year-old Christine Keeler and launched into an affair that might scandalize Britain.
And on the five-star Soneva Jani resort within the Maldives, bed room video games are taken to the following stage with the addition of an enormous water slide, which is able to take you straight from the deck of your suite to the waves beneath.
“You’ll be able to watch unique sea life swim beneath you as you cosy up in a hammock; roofs retract at nighttime to let friends go to sleep underneath the celebrities,” say the Lohans of Soneva Jani. “This overwater resort feels as near paradise as you may get.”
Soneva Jani’s not your typical luxurious resort. Here is what guests at this “no footwear, no information” property can count on.
For seduction within the metropolis, strive gothic class at The Franklin in London’s Knightsbridge, designed by Anouska Hempel, an actor, hotelier and former Bond lady (“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”).
The Presidential Suite comes with an enormous four-poster mattress with mirrored headboard, through which to conduct your political views.
In Hong Kong, The Upper House‘s Studio 70 Harbour View gives luxurious sights of Victoria Harbour and the inexperienced hills past, though customers of the limestone-clad bathtub are warned to “please keep in mind the view could also be a two-way one.”
The Lohans “love a resort room with an unbelievable view, a scene that actually takes your breath away, just like the panorama within the suite overlooking Tuscany’s lovely Val d’Orcia at rustic retreat Monteverdi. From right here, you may spy rolling, cypress-dotted hills from the bathtub tub.”
And whereas the Lohans “discover it extremely laborious to play favorites,” the Coqui Coqui Mérida Residence & Spa in Yucatán, Mexico, “actually does tick all of the containers.” A resort so boutique it solely solely has one suite, friends right here have the entire place to themselves.
“It is lovely too, with his-and-hers claw-foot bathtubs and an ornate four-poster mattress, and out of doors there is a non-public pool and suntrap terrace.
“The resort’s well-known perfumería, on the bottom flooring, fills the entire place with the scent of orange blossom.”
“The World’s Sexiest Bedrooms” is photographed by Polly Brown and written by Mr and Mrs Smith contributing editor Sarah Jappy. It’s revealed by Thames & Hudson and retails for $40.
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