Akira Back

TORONTO — Hotelier magazine has announced the winners of its inaugural Hotel Design Awards. Entries were classified in two categories: Under 50 rooms and 200+ Rooms.

The eight winners for 2018 included the following hotels and designers:
50-200 Rooms – Restaurant/Bar Design
Akira Back, Studio Munge
50-200 Rooms – Hotel Design
Walper Hotel, Dubbeldam Architecture & Design
50-200 Rooms – Renovated Space Design
Holiday Inn Winnipeg, Hager Design International Inc.
200+ Rooms – Guestroom Design
Hotel Pur, Lemay Michaud Architecture Design
200+ Rooms – Hotel Design
Hotel Pur, Lemay Michaud Architecture Design
200+ Rooms – Lobby Design
Westin Toronto Airport, Robert J. Chaban & Associates
200+ Rooms – Renovated Space Design
Embassy Suites by Hilton Toronto, Royal Design
200+ Rooms – Restaurant/Bar Design
Fairmont Tremblant, DesignAgency
200+ Rooms – Suite Design
Hotel Pur, Lemay Michaud Architecture Design

According to Rosanna Caira, editor and publisher of Hotelier, “With design continuing to grow in importance, it seemed the right time to introduce this important design-awards program to recognize the leading and influential designers who are dedicated to improving the esthetics of hotels. Our awards program highlights the importance of original creative design, while also examining the functionality of the space, as well as sustainability.”

Earlier this year, Hotelier invited entries from Canada’s leading designers, architects and hotel owners and operators with a focus on new and extensively renovated hotels completed between January 1, 2016 and April 2018 in categories ranging from 50 rooms to 200 rooms.

The winners of the various categories were judged on the basis of originality, creativity, aesthetic appeal, functionality of the space, as well as sustainability of the project and impact of the design project.

The winners will be celebrated by having their work featured in the September issue of Hotelier magazine and presented with their awards in the fall.


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