International Hotel and Property Awards 2011
Hosted by UK-based Design et al, the International Hotel and Property Awards aim to commend the designs of hotels, bars and restaurants. Like all of Design et al’s awards, the International Hotel and Property Awards are not judged by a panel. Shortlisted entries are presented online, and voting is open to industry professionals, Design et al readers, and the general public.
From South Africa to Thailand, this year’s winning projects are evenly dispersed around the globe.
SELECTED WINNING WORKS
SELECTED WINNING WORKS
BAR/ CLUB / LOUNGE
Barbican Lounge, London
Architect(s) Spence Harris Hogan Associates (SHH)
Client Barbican Arts Centre, London
Year of completion 2010
Linked to the Barbican Foodhall via an outdoor terrace, this destination restaurant and lounge was designed as a striking contrast to its neighbouring food market. The aim was to elevate the centre’s hospitality offer to match its world-renowned reputation for the arts. The design approach was to strip back and celebrate the architecture and materiality of the Barbican while animating the spaces with striking lighting by PSLAB, feature areas, vintage and bespoke furniture and surfaces like the poured resin peacock blue floor representative of the Barbican Lake.
Architect(s) Bensley Design Studios
Client Indigo Pearl Resort
Year of completion 2011
Part of Indigo Pearl Resort in Phuket, Coqoon Spa — featured in the June, 2011 issue of Perspective magazine — is designed according to landscape designer Bill Bensley’s vision of a Garden of Eden. The spa features six individual treatment rooms and a spa suite with its own private pool, Vichy rain shower, steam room and sauna. The highlight is Coqoon Spa’s hand-woven signature treatment suite, The Nest. Suspended in midair and accessed via a ‘flying bridge’, The Nest hangs amidst the branches of what is thought to be Phuket’s oldest banyan tree. “We have designed many spas, but none like this one,” says Bensley, who was also a judge for the Perspective Awards 2010.
Indigo Pearl Resort is also the winner of the Suite category of the International Hotel and Property Awards 2011.
HOTEL UNDER 50 ROOMS
Having operated as a family bush retreat for 20 years, Chitwa Chitwa transformed into a luxury safari destination after complete renovations in 2009. With maximum space as a key concern, the newly-restructured Chitwa Chitwa has one of the most spacious common areas and viewing decks in the hotel industry. The new décor of the hotel instils contemporary pieces such as art and photographic prints with a colonial touch.
HOTEL 50-200 ROOMS
HOTELS OVER 200 ROOMS
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