The Asia Hotel Design Awards 2016 has announced its shortlisted projects, with the awards ceremony to be held in March during Singapore Design Week.
January 21st, 2016
Top Image: Loke Thye Kee Residences – Penang, Malaysia by Ministry of Design
The ceremony for the Asia Hotel Design Awards (AHDA) will take place on 10 March 2016 during Singapore Design Week. The prestigious event, to be held at The South Beach, is stipulated to draw over 300 leading hospitality players including architects, designers and developers. This is the second edition of the AHDA organised by Sleeper Magazine, which also spearheads the longstanding European Hotel Design Awards (now in its 17th year).
The 20-member judging panel consists of esteemed individuals from a spectrum of disciplines involved in delivering new hotel projects. Entries are judged based on the criteria of creative excellence, strong aesthetics and commercial viability, where the work fulfills the respective needs of its client and its stakeholders effectively, and with a sensible allocation of budget.
The AHDA recognises ‘creativity, innovation and excellence’ across 12 categories: Architecture of the Year – Resort and Urban; Interior Design of the Year – Bar; Bedrooms & Bathrooms; Event Spaces; Lobby, Lounge & Public Areas; Restaurant; Spa & Wellness and Suite.
This year’s finalists include awards ceremony destination, The South Beach by Foster + Partners, alongside two other local establishments, Hotel Vagabond by WE Craft Group and Bread Street Kitchen at Marina Bay Sands by Wilson Associates.
“The shortlist for this year’s Asia Hotel Design Awards is a reflection of the continuing dynamism and creativity of the region’s hospitality design sector, and the growing stature of this awards scheme,” says Matt Turner, Editor-in-Chief of Sleeper Magazine.
Other multinational finalists include Alila Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia by URBNarc; The Pavilions Himalayas, Pokhara, Nepal by Wonaw & Associates; The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney, Australia by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer; The Temple House, Chengdu, China by Make Architects; Hotel Indigo, Bangkok, Thailand by Hirsch Bedner Associates; TUVE, Hong Kong, China by Design Systems; New World Makati Manila Hotel, The Philippines by White Jacket and Loke Thye Kee Residences, Penang, Malaysia by Ministry of Design, to name a few. View the complete shortlist here.
“Asia Pacific continues to be the world’s fastest growing region for new hotel development,” Turner comments.
To book tickets to Asia Hotel Design Awards 2016, go to asiahoteldesignawards.com
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