The European Hotel Design Awards Announces its 2015 Winners

The European Hotel Design Awards, which celebrate exceptional hotel design and architecture and honour the work of industry-leading architects, designers and hotel operators, has just revealed its roll call of winners for 2015.

Announced last night at a dinner and ceremony attended by over 800 guests from across Europe, they are:


Architecture: Adaptive Re-Use 

The Beaumont Hotel – London, UK, by ReardonSmith Architects


Architecture: Newbuild 

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum – Turkey, by Antonio Citterio, GAD & WATG


Architecture: Renovation & Restoration 

The Peninsula Paris – France, by Affine Design


Interior Design: Bar 

Le Bar at Plaza Athénée – Paris, France, by Jouin Manku


Interior Design: Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Les Bains – Paris, France, by Tristan Auer


Interior Design: Event Spaces

NH Collection Eurobuilding – Madrid, Spain, by NH Hotel Group


Interior Design: Lobby, Lounge & Public Areas

INK Hotel Amsterdam – Netherlands, by concrete


Interior Design: Restaurant

La Salle à Manger & Le Reservoir at Les Bains – Paris, France, by RDAI


Interior Design: Spa & Wellness

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum – Turkey, by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners


Interior Design: Suite

Garden House Suite at Rosewood London – UK, by Tony Chi & Associates


The European Hotel Design of the Year Award

Les Bains – Paris, France, by Tristan Auer and RDAI


Outstanding Contribution Award

Nick Jones, Founder & CEO, Soho House


Members of this year’s judging panel included industry leaders such as: Serdar Kutucu, Design Hotels; Patricia Holler, Marriott International; Jason Holley, Universal Design Studio; Sara Cosgrove, Project 1898; Karl Bieberach, Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Josh Wyatt, Generator Hostels; Maria Vafiadis, MKV Design; Matt Turner, Sleeper Magazine; and, Chair of the Judges, Celia Geyer from Hilton Worldwide.

Commenting on this year’s award, Matt Turner, Editor-in-chief of Sleeper Magazine, said:

“This was a vintage year for the European Hotel Design Awards. The shortlist reflected the diversity and dynamism of the sector, with a great balance between independent and branded properties, and a wide variety of projects from restored grandes dames to contemporary boutique hotels. A mix of old and new Europe was also revealed in the winners, with the likes of the Peninsula Paris and The Beaumont London sitting alongside Mandarin Oriental’s newly built Bodrum resort. The overall winner, Les Bains in Paris, was described as ‘a perfect melange of historical significance and design vision, encapsulating the new wave of hospitality based on old world roots.’ We were also delighted to honour Nick Jones, founder of Soho House, with the Outstanding Contribution award. Nick has reinvented the hospitality experience and been an inspiration to the hotel industry.”

Radical Innovation Award

Also celebrated on the evening was the winner of the Radical Innovation Award, organised by John Hardy Group in association with Sleeper Magazine, a movement which challenges the hotel industry to elevate the guest experience using new thinking in design and operations. The winning project Zoku, from the Netherlands, is a concept for a home-office hybrid as a new type of extended hotel, meeting market demand for a new style of live/work space. Zoku was submitted by Hans Meyer and Marc Jongerius and designed by concrete.


The 2015 European Hotel Design Awards dinner was held in London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, hosted by Celia Geyer and Sleeper Magazine Editor-at-Large, Guy Dittrich.

The Headline Sponsor was GROHE and the Official Partner was Sleep.

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