Best hotels are awarded in The International Hotel & Property Awards, are hosted by “design et al”, a leading UK interior design magazine. The International Hotel & Property Awards offer a number of different categories covering hospitality design, interior design and property design.
2018 Hotel Design – Asia Pacific Winner
St. Regis Astana, Kazakhstan
To begin this list of best hotels, WATG and Wimberly Interiors used the hotel’s location to inspire a design that highlights the distinct cultural heritage of Astana. The design takes a traditional, yet grand approach to luxury hotel design, using a hierarchy of spaces and forms to make the building an icon within the cityscape.
2018 Hotel Suite – Asia Pacific Winner
The brief for Michael Fiebrich Design was to create Australia’s most luxurious suite and when guests enter and gaze over the sweeping views of the skyline and surrounding river from this exclusive suite, the designers believe the space delivers. The suite includes two luxurious bedrooms, expansive lounge areas and a glamorous dining room, all with incredible panoramic views, which round out the luxurious offerings of this exclusive suite, making sense to be considered one of the best hotels.
2018 Hotel Design – Americas & Caribbean Winner
Situated on the famed Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, the Emiliano Hotel is the most luxurious hotel in the city and one of the best hotels in the world. It is a city that celebrates the harmonious relationship between man and nature. It is on this beautiful playground, that Oppenheim Architecture were blessed with the opportunity of a lifetime, to create a new hotel for famed Brazilian hotel group, Emiliano.
2018 Hotel Suite – Americas & Caribbean Winner
Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Seafire’s 4,700-square-foot tenth floor Presidential Suite offers the ultimate in luxury with the most exceptional views on the island, so it couldn’t be missed as one of the best hotels. High ceilings and an open-plan design evoke space and freedom, with floor to ceiling windowed wall panels that can be opened completely onto the extensive wraparound balcony. Powerstrip Studio’s style intent is high contrast with black stone vibrantly blending with pink, blue and yellow touches and contemporary furniture and artwork, with high ceilings, large windows and warm lighting.
2018 Hotel Under 200 Rooms – Global Winner
Isrotel Publica, Herzliya, Israel
The translation of the design concept into the public hotel spaces and the guest rooms was an enjoyable challenge for Dana Oberson Architects. Planning a space that feels collected, like a living room surrounded by a private art collection and creates an atmosphere that is universal and personal at the same time. The use of materials and their integration as well as the integration of furniture, people, ideas, items and furniture bring the design concept to life, earning its place as one of the best hotels to book.
2018 Hotel Over 200 Rooms – Global Winner
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Bond Design Studio Inc. have brought the garden inside the hotel and used this concept for the interiors in many ways, such as the stone feature wall, black stone pool and bird pattern carpet in the lounge. This was a renovation project, in the first established Shangri-la hotel, so the main challenge Bond Design Studio Inc. faced was the need to keep the hotel brand image. They started with decoding the brand background and carefully sophisticating it. Keeping the history of the hotel and at the same time modernising it. This was the biggest challenge that Bond Design Studio Inc. faced within the whole project, being worth it for its place as one of the best hotels in the world.