Winners of the premier Asia Hotel Design Awards

The inaugural Asia Hotel Design Awards, which celebrate exceptional hotel design and architecture and honour the work of industry-leading architects, designers and hotel operators in Asia, has just revealed its roll call of winners. They were announced at a packed ceremony in Parkroyal on Pickering in Singapore.


The Asia Hotel Design of the Year: The PuYu Wuhan by Layan Design Group

Architecture – Historical Building: 1888 Hotel, Sydney, Australia by Shed Architects

Architecture – Newbuild (Resort): Aqua Mekong Luxury River Cruise Boat, Mekong River by Noor

Architecture – Newbuild (Urban): The PuYu, Wuhan, China by Layan Design Group

Interior Design – Bar: Manhattan Bar, Regent Hotel Singapore by Distillery

Interior Design – Bedrooms & Bathrooms: The Ritz Carlton – Kyoto by Remedios Studio

Interior Design – Café Bar or All-day Dining: The Woods at Four Seasons Sydney by Dreamtime Australia Design

Interior Design – Lobby, Lounge & Public Areas: The Puyu Wuhan by Layan Design Group

Interior Design – Restaurant: Shinsen at Shangri-La Shenyang by Stickman Tribe

Interior Design – Event Space (Conference, Banqueting & Meetings): The PuYu Wuhan by Layan Design Group

Interior Design – Spa & Wellness: Chi Spa & Pool Shangri-La Lhasa Tibet by LTW Designworks

Interior Design – Suite: Naumi Hotel Singapore by White Jacket

The Outstanding Contribution Award: Jaya Ibrahim

Members of this year’s judging panel included industry leaders such as: Angela Chang from Starwood; Ian Carr, HBA; Rajiv Puri, Minor Hotel Group; Paul Matthew Wiste, Jumeirah; Julia Monk, HOK; Brian Lum, Hyatt; Jennyfer Lacroix, Raffles; Loh Lik Peng, Unlisted Collection; and chair of judges Khirstie Myles from IHG.

Says Matt Turner, editor-in-chief of Sleeper Magazine, “The criterion for success in these awards was based not only on creative excellence, but also on commercial viability. As well as projects that were aesthetically impressive, the judges looked for evidence that the designs would also meet the needs of client and customers alike. All the submissions were impressive and I am delighted to say that our winning entries were truly outstanding.”

Launched by Sleeper Magazine, organizer of the European Hotel Design Awards, the first Asia Hotel Design Awards is part of Singapore Design Week and runs alongside Hospitality 360°, a new exhibition for the hotel sector.

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