British designers win hotel awards

Priestman Goode and The Syntax Group were among UK designers honoured at the European Hotel Design Awards held last night in London.

The Syntax Group picked up the award for best interior design of a spa, for its work at the Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda resort in Crete.

Priestman Goode’s work on the ETAP Hotel in Paris won the prize for best interior design for a standard branded guest room.

UK-based consultancy Richmond International was recognised for its designs of the lobby and public areas of Trianon Palace and Spa in Versailles, France.

French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, who is renovating The Savoy in London, was awarded the prize for outstanding contribution to hotel design.

Amsterdam’s CitizenM hotel was crowned as best European hotel design of the year, and picked up three further awards, for innovation, technology and graphic design. Design group Concrete Amsterdam created CitizenM’s graphics and interiors.

The hotel company is looking at sites in the UK to expand its affordable luxury concept.

Other design consultancies celebrated at the awards include Portuguese group Atelier Nini Andrade Silva, for its work at the Fontana Park Hotel in Lisbon, and Swedish group Stylt Trampoli for Villa JC Stevens in Sweden.

Best interior design of a café bar went to 3 Meta for the Superbude hotel in Hamburg, Germany.

The title of best interior design of a suite went to the Cupola Suite at Ceres Am Meer in Germany, designed by German group Moritz Lau-Engehausen.

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