EAST, Miami: Miami Hospitality Design Awards
EAST, Miami, our first hotel in the U.S won four impressive awards at the first annual Miami Hospitality Design Awards held on Monday, March 6, during a celebration at the world-renowned Faena Forum in Miami Beach. EAST, Miami was awarded for Best Overall Hotel Project: EAST, Miami (Arquitectonica/Clodagh/Studio Collective); People’s Choice Award: EAST, Miami (Arquitectonica/Clodagh/Studio Collective); Best Hotel Restaurant: Quinto La Huella (Arquitectonica/Studio Collective) and Best Hotel Nightclub, Bar, Lounge (Honorable Mention): Sugar (Arquitectonica/Studio Collective). AIA Miami, Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), and Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations hosted the ceremony.
Nearly 100 submissions were received across 18 categories, and winners were selected by a distinguished group of industry leaders including Linda Lentz, senior editor, Architectural Record; Alastair Gordon, award-winning critic and author; and Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, editor in chief, Hospitality Design magazine.
“After extensive research, we handpicked each world renown designer who we knew could bring our vision for the EAST brand to life in Miami, says Brian Williams, Managing Director, Swire Hotels. “For instance, we hired Clodagh because we want our guests to enjoy a myriad of beautiful, novel and peaceful experiences throughout the hotel, while also feeling a sense that they have been here before. We knew her team could successfully achieve that.”
With more than 150 architecture, design, hotel and restaurant professionals in attendance, the inaugural awards honored hoteliers, restaurants, licensed architects and designers whose work showcased design excellence in Miami’s hospitality and design industries. The wonderful diversity and excellence of these industries and the ideals and prosperity our community is experiencing is what makes Miami like no other place in the world.