International hotel design was celebrated in London on Tuesday night, when nine of Europe’s notable hotels claimed top honours at the prestigious European Hotel Design Awards.
This international celebration acknowledges the passion and vision of the architects, designers and developers of Europe’s most recently completed and outstanding hotel projects.
BBC World News’ presenter, Mishal Husain hosted the ceremony which took place at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge London. Winning hotels included The Corinthia Hotel, Hotel Valentinerhof, with Superbude St Pauli in Hamburg stealing the show with three acclaimed awards.
Leading hotel contractor and developer McAleer & Rushe sponsored the award ‘Conversion Of An Existing Non-Hotel Building To Hotel Use’. It was won by The Mirror Hotel, Barcelona, Spain.
McAleer & Rushe business development director James Hicken, presented the award to the Mirror Hotel’s designer GCA Architects.
The high-level judging panel included chair of the judges Simon Ford of InterContinental Hotels Group, Jeremy Blake of Purcell Miller Tritton, Christoph Hoffman of 25Hours Hotel Group and Celia Geyer of Hilton Worldwide.
Categories included Newbuild; Bedrooms & Bathrooms; Café, Bar, Nightclub & Lounge; Conversion of an Existing Building to Hotel Use and Spa, Health & Leisure Facilities.
The shortlisted entries hailed from all over Europe including UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and Croatia.
The Aloft ExCel, London, which McAleer & Rushe built was also shortlisted in the ‘Newbuild Hotel’ category.