Well, it certainly hasn’t been an easy pregnancy (or a short one), but ‘he’ (or is it a she?) is finally here: we’re delighted to announce today the Beta birth of our brand new child-friendly hotel collection – Smith & Family. With 35 hotels across Europe for this soft launch, our new site (which this blog is a part of) brings you a glimpse of more to come: we’re delighted with the result and hope all you busy parents out there like what you see and read.
Come the new year, we should have approximately doubled that figure, and we will be growing the collection by adding several new properties a month from there on in.
COOL WITH THE KIDS
Because parents deserve great holidays, too
Having looked after everyone’s romantic weekends since 2003, it was only a matter of time before the first weekend away together turned into an engagement, perhaps a wedding, the honeymoon and of course the pitter patter of tiny feet. But where do you go when you have little ones? How do you find your new type of perfect hotel? Sure you want some style, but substance is more important than ever with kids in tow. We set about asking our trusted friends who they turned to for family holidays, and soon discovered they found it tough to find a source they could rely on. So we thought we’d better go and do it ourselves.
Each Smith & Family hotel is hand-picked, personally visited by a member of the Smith team and parent-approved, so you can rest assured when you book your precious family holiday through us that we’ve left nothing to chance. We will have a wide range of properties to choose from, as all families want different things from their break. Some want kids clubs, some want activities galore (see our local guides packed with ideas for rain or shine) and some just want to be by the sea.
But, what every Smith & Family hotel must deliver is a great time for the kids (of course), a memorable time for the whole family unit together and equally importantly, a bit of ‘treat time’ for the grown-ups – whether that’s thanks to a spoiling spa, a reliable babysitter, or a baby-listening service so you can indulge in that wonderful dinner you’ve been looking forward to all day.
You can book as a family or a group of families online or via our expert 24-hour travel team. You’ll find hotels in exciting cities to explore, beautiful countryside and of course hotels beside the sea. So start your holiday search here and please do send your feedback to us (email@example.com) – we’re still in Beta mode, and we know we still have a bit of growing still to do.