Mr & Mrs Smith is a luxury travel website and booking service specializing in finding the world’s most inspiring boutique hotels. Founded in 2003, Smith maintains a handpicked and anonymously reviewed collection of 1,000 of the world’s most stylish stays at smithhotels.com.
By Amelia Mularz
Star maps be damned. If you want to see how large the wealthy really live, a drive-by simply won’t do — nor will a throwback binge session of MTV Cribs
. Instead, rest in their master suites, take a dip in their palatial pools, and experience high society for at least a night.
Here, we’ve rounded up five private residences turned boutique hotels. These luxe retreats once housed movie stars, European aristocracy, and even a former president.