Asia Hotel Design Awards winners

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. Announced at a packed ceremony in Parkroyal on Pickering Singapore on 12 March, they are:

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 – Cafe 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

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

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.

Commenting on this year’s award, Matt Turner, Editor-in-chief of Sleeper Magazine, said: “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, organiser of the European Hotel Design Awards, the first Asia Hotel Design Awards is part of Singapore Design Week and run alongside Hospitality 360° – a new exhibition for the hotel sector.