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Boutique Design Awards Winners Unveiled

(November 2010) posted on Wed Nov 17, 2010

Eleven cutting-edge hospitality projects honored at Boutique Design New York.

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And the winners are: The Ink48 hotel in New York and 10 other noteworthy hospitality projects took top honors in the fifth annual Boutique Design Awards. Winners in that competition were unveiled during a Nov. 14 ceremony on the show floor of the inauguaral Boutique Design New York hospitality interiors fair.

The four major category winners in the competition are:

Best Hotel:
Project: Ink48 hotel, New York
Design: Rockwell Group, New York.

Best Restaurant:
Project: Autostrada, Vaughn, Ont., Canada
Design: II BY IV Design Associates, Toronto

Best Spa
Project: Mandara Spa, Shanghai, China
Design: VOA Associates Inc., Chicago

Best Nightclub
Project: The Wright Venue, Dublin, Ireland
Design: o donnell o neill design associates, Dublin, Ireland

Also honored were these specialty award winners:

Best Hotel Lobby/Reception Area
Project: The Chatwal New York
Design: The Office of Thierry Despont, New York

Best Exterior
Project: Park Hotel Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Design: Skidmore Owings & Merrill, New York

Best Renovation
Project: Best Western President Hotel at Times Square, New York
Stonehill & Taylor Architects PC, New York

Best Outdoor Space
Project: Pool Deck, Villa Muthee, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives
WATG, Honolulu

Most Dramatic Space
Project: Juliet Supperclub, New York
Design: bluarch architecture + interiors, New York

Best Decorative Element
“Waterfall of Swarovski crystals,” incorporated into the interior design of the Sparkling Hill Resort, Vernon, B.C., created by SSDG Interiors Inc., Vancouver, B.C.

Most Unexpected Decorative Element
“Given to Nurture” sculpture by Jonathan Shapiro, incorporated into the interior design of the Fairmont Pittsburgh created by Gensler, San Francisco and Boston.

The BD awards also recognized Rockwell Group’s David Rockwell as Designer of the Year. “It is a thrill to be a part of this ever-changing industry and to be a part of creating environments that bring people together to celebrate,” Rockwell said in a accepting the award. Rockwell also thanked Boutique Design  “for its editorial support and coverage of this industry, and for its focus on innovation and projects that make a difference.”

More coverage of BDNY and its affiliated events will appear in coming weeks on this Web site, as well as in the January-February 2011 edition of Boutique Design.


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