August 27, 2011
by Canadian Architect
Air Canada’s enRoute magazine, in partnership with the Interior Designers of Canada and IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, have announced the winners of the first-ever enRoute Hotel Design Awards. From Vancouver and New York to London and Udaipur, Canadian architects and interior designers are creating hotels that boost our international reputation – and make our stays more enjoyable. To celebrate the success of Canada’s homegrown talent, enRoute assembled a panel of experts – Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, Belgian architect Jean-Michel Gathy and Canadian architects Todd Saunders and Jean Pelland – to choose the winners in each of their 10 competition categories.
The winners are…
* Best Overall Interior Design: The Waikiki Edition in Honolulu by Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu of Yabu Pushelberg
* Best Overall Architecture: The Keefer in Vancouver by Gair Williamson and Chris Woodford of Gair Williamson Architects
* Best Lobby (fewer than 150 rooms): The Smyth Tribeca in New York by Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu of Yabu Pushelberg
* Best Lobby (more than 150 rooms): The Waikiki Edition in Honolulu by Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu of Yabu Pushelberg
* Best Standard Room (fewer than 150 rooms): Hôtel le Germain Calgary in Calgary by Viateur Michaud, Pierre Mierski and Lucie Vaillancourt of LemayMichaud Architecture Design
* Best Standard Room (more than 150 rooms): W Minneapolis – The Foshay in Minneapolis by Sai Leung, Alessandro Munge and Sayed Shakour of Munge Leung
* Best Suite (fewer than 150 rooms): The Royal Suite at the Leela Palace Kempinski Udaipur in India by Jeffrey A. Wilkes of DesignWilkes Sdn Bhd
* Best Suite (more than 150 rooms): Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver by James Cheng of James K.M. Cheng Architects Inc.
* Best Spa or Pool (fewer than 150 rooms): Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver by N.Y. Chu of B+H Chil Design
* Best Spa or Pool (more than 150 rooms): Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, BC by Jennifer Kurtz, Shauna Root, Gerry Shinkewski and Susan Steeves of SSDG Interiors Inc.
On September 22, 2011, enRoute will honour the winners at an awards presentation at the IIDEX/NeoCon Canada design conference in Toronto.
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