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.
For more information, visit: www.asiahoteldesignawards.com