LONDON — The World Architecture News (WAN) held its annual Retail and Leisure Interiors Awards recently, and a notable Canadian hotel properties was recognized.
The Quebec-based Hôtel La Ferme won first prize in the Hotels and Service Retailers category.
“It is a genuine honour to distinguish oneself on a global stage among 50 highly prestigious projects, [including] Hotel Armani in Dubai, the Four Seasons in Guangzhou and the Lansbury in London,” said Daniel Gauthier, chairman, Hôtel La Ferme. The property, designed by Montreal’s Lemay Michaud Architecture Design, was applauded for its “challenging interiors and great colour palette.”
Other notable entries included, The Paul Hamlyn Hall Champagne Bar at the Royal Opera House in London. And, in the Retail Outlets category, Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens, designed by Landini Associates, won for the firm’s exciting adaptation of the legendary hockey venue. The judges were impressed with Landini’s design of a lively supermarket interior.
The Retail and Leisure Interiors Awards are the recognized as the world’s most illustrious interior design awards. Projects are judged on design excellence, originality, quality and above all, the ability to communicate the historical aspect of a site through decor.