The first Asia Hotel Design Awards announces its 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, 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.

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