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Asia Hotel Design Awards: The Shortlist

The finalists in the first Asia Hotel Design Awards are out. Find out which projects come out tops when the winners are announced on 12 March.

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BY Janice Seow

February 24th, 2015


Top image: 1888 Hotel, Sydney, Australia by Shed Architects

Organised by Sleeper, a leading international magazine for hotel design, development and architecture, the European Hotel Design Awards has been giving recognition to projects in the European continent for a good 16 years.

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Fairmont Singapore by EDG

This year, the first ever Asia edition will be held in Singapore on 12 March at Parkroyal on Pickering. With entries coming in from all over the region, Awards Director and Editor-in-Chief of Sleeper Magazine Matt Turner describes the submissions received as “the highest calibre of quality and creativity” and says “the competition was very close”.

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St Regis Private Villas, Lijiang, China by Hirsch Bedner Associates

The Asia Hotel Design Awards features 11 categories and is designed to underscore the diversity of talent across all hotel sectors. Categories include Architecture (Historical Building); Architecture (Newbuild – resort); Architecture (Newbuild – urban); Interior Design (Bar); Interior Design (Bedrooms & Bathrooms); Interior Design (Café Bar or All Day Dining); Interior Design (Event Space – conference, banqueting & meetings); Interior Design (Lobby, Lounge & Public Areas); Interior Design (Restaurant); Interior Design (Spa & Wellness); and Interior Design (Suite).

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Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket, Thailand by Paola Navone

Finalists include 1888 Hotel, Sydney, Australia by Shed Architects; Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket, Thailand by Denniston; The St Regis, Chengdu, Sichuan, China by Aedas; The Shilla Seoul, Korea by Remedios Studio; Fairmont Singapore by EDG Design; The Kitchen Table at W Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand by SODA; and Andaz Tokyo Suite, Andaz, Tokyo, Japan by Tonychi and Associates, just to name a few. For the full shortlist, click here.

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The Puyu, Wuhan, China by Layan Design Group

“Asia is the world’s fastest growing region for new hotel design and development, with Singapore at its hub, and we are excited to recognise the diversity and talent of the designers and architects raising the bar for imagination and excellence in this rapidly changing region,” says Turner.

For more on the Asia Hotel Design Awards and to book tickets for the awards night, go to asiahoteldesignawards.com