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Hospitality Design Magazine announces 15th annual HD Awards Winners
by Jackson Schultz

NEW YORK, NY (June 6, 2019) – Last night Hospitality Design magazine, the industry’s leading and premier design publication, announced the 2019 HD Awards winners at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New  York. More than 400 people gathered to find out who would win the coveted honors in 24 project and 12
product categories, from locations and venues around the globe. A distinguished panel of industry  professionals selected this year’s finalists and winners from 780 project and 330 product submissions.

“Last night was such an inspiring evening, celebrating some of the year’s best projects and products,” said Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, vice president of the Hospitality Design Group, and editor in chief,  Hospitality Design magazine. “The ballroom was buzzing with esteemed firms representing their work from China to Spain to the United States. All of the winners and finalists raised the bar on experiential, thoughtful design.”

Jiyu Spa in Danyang, China was named Best in Show in projects, while Masque Collection by REPUBLIC OF II BY IV for Suite 22 Contract, took home Best in Show for products. New this year, HD honored ASH NYC from Brooklyn, New York with the Hotelier of the Year award. Brooklyn-based Studio Tack was named Design Firm of the Year. Click here to see a full list of product and project winners.

The projects jury included Ave Bradley, Creative Director and Global Senior Vice President of Design, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants; Alexandra Champalimaud, Founder, Champalimaud; Jim Merkel, CEO,  Rockbridge; Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu, Founding Partners, Yabu Pushelberg; and Brad Wilson, President, Ace Hotel Group and Atelier Ace. Project categories included Hotels, Public Spaces, and Restaurants with new categories Retail + Hospitality and Art + Branding.

Jurors for the products category were Gray Shealy, Associate Vice President of Architectural Design and Innovation, Royal Caribbean Cruises; Miriam Torres, Cofounder, Parker-Torres Design; Therese Virserius, Founder, Virserius Studio. These outstanding industry professionals judged product submissions in categories such as Flooring, Casegoods + Furniture, and Bath.

For the first time this year, Hospitality Design magazine partnered with West Elm to bring an innovative student product design competition into the HD Awards mix. The competition tasked current design students and recent graduates with designing a new chair or barstool collection to add to West Elm’s newest Restaurant Table Collection. A panel of product judges, including West Elm president Alex Bellos and Paulo Kos, vice president of design at West Elm Contract Furniture, evaluated entries on the bases of creativity, practicality, and function. The winning product will be manufactured by West Elm.

Laurie Sadove of the Pratt Institute in New York was named the student product design winner for her Tribeca Dining Chair, made with a simple wood or metal base, a modern curved backrest, and an upholstered seat.


Each winner and finalist received a beautiful glass and crystal award created by Preciosa.


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About Hospitality Design Magazine and HD Awards

Published 11 times a year, Hospitality Design magazine is the premier trade outlet and voice for the hospitality design industry. It serves owners, operators, brands, purchasing agents, interior designers, and architects involved in the design of hotels, resorts, restaurants, nightlife, spas, and all other hospitality-oriented projects. Hospitality Design magazine continues its 37-year mission to connect and enrich the industry through innovative projects, inspiring products, the latest trends, development spotlights, and interesting interviews with some of the industry’s leading professionals.

For more information, visit . Hospitality Design ( HD ) magazine’s HD Awards is now in its 15th year, the leading hospitality design competition that celebrates the best in both project and product design. The HD Awards has a total of 24 categories in project design and 11 in product design, and is the only competition to celebrate the architects, designers, owners, and manufacturers behind their innovative work. Each of the winners and finalists will be featured in the June 2019 issue of Hospitality Design magazine and honored at an event in New York on June 5th, 2019 at Cipriani 25 Broadway.



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