Another year’s worth of hard work from within our industry finally got recognized when the winners of our 14th annual HD Awards were announced last night at a ceremony held at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York. It was a night of celebration, with the Sound View Greenport team getting to take the stage three times for a clean sweep in the Midscale categories, while the Gleneagles team accepted their award for Luxury Hotel in kilts, much to the everyone’s delight.
It’s been a long road to the ceremony (the first wave of submissions came in December), and an ongoing challenge for the HD staff to remain tight-lipped on all the winners, though we do have a better reputation than PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The biggest honors of the night, however, were our two Best in Show winners. For projects, the top honor went to Hotel Mono from Spacedge Designs with designer William Chan traveling all the way from Singapore to accept the award. For products, the Random bookshelf from MDF Italia for ddc took home top honors. Check out the full list of winners in projects and products here.
A huge thank you to all our judges, who took the time to sort through nearly 1,000 entries to pick the latest and greatest in hospitality.
For projects: John Meadow, LDV Hospitality; Molly Swyers, 21c Museum Hotels; Mari Balestrazzi, Hyatt; Kirstin Baily, Ian Schrager Company; and Mark Zeff, MARKZEFF.
For products: Karen Herold, Studio K Creative; Gulla Jónsdóttir, Gulla Jónsdóttir Architecture + Design; and Barry Richards, Rockwell Group.
And for Nightlife: Scott Gerber, Gerber Group; Ana Milena Hernández and Christopher Penasse, Masquespacio; and Jason Strauss, TAO Group.
Also, a special thank you to our sponsors for the glamorous evening, Durkan, Interiors from Spain, Caesarstone, iWorks, and Lexmark+Hospitality, Innovative Carpets, RH Contract, Garden on the Wall, Summa International, Valley Forge Fabrics, Architectural Systems, Inc., Cartina Leathers, Edelman Leather, Emser Tile, Florim, Legrand, Moore & Giles, Móz Designs, Summer Classics, TOTO, and Vigo.