What are Art Smith’s favorite hotels?
I love The Surrey in New York City and The Standard, Downtown LA in Los Angeles for business. I always stay there when I’m shooting for television. It has a 24-hour restaurant that is really excellent. You can get a great omelet, and the staff is friendly and used to dealing with people at strange hours. I think The Biltmore in Santa Barbara [now Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara] is beautiful. If you get the opportunity to stay in a bungalow, it’s fabulous. The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club [in Georgia] is a great hideaway, and The Greenbrier [in West Virginia] is beautiful and gorgeous. In London, I really like The Dorchester.