Inaugural Miami Hospitality Design Awards Winners Announced

MIAMI – The Miami Institute of the American Institute of Architects, the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA) and Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations announced the winners of the first annual Miami Hospitality Design in a worldwide celebration on Monday, March 6th Awards Announced – Famous Faena Forum in Miami Beach.

With over 150 professionals from the fields of architecture, design, hotel and restaurant, hoteliers, restaurants, licensed architects and designers were honored whose work demonstrated outstanding design in Miami’s hotel and design industry.

“With our support and that of the magazine AIA Miami, Oberhausen Marketing & PR and Hospitality Design, the awards recognized the wonderful diversity and outstanding design quality that Miami’s hotel industry continues to place on the world map,” said Wendy Kallergis, President and CEO of GMBHA.

Nearly 100 submissions were received across 18 categories, and the winners were selected by a prestigious group of industry leaders. The 2017 Miami Hospitality Design Awards judges include: Linda Lentz, Senior Editor, Architectural Record; Alastair Gordon, award-winning critic and author; and Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, Editor-in-Chief of Hospitality Design Magazine.

Of all the entries, the judges were of the opinion that two qualified for a special award above and beyond the prescribed design categories. The Vagabond Hotel and the Betsy Hotel South Beach received distinctive awards for their outstanding work in effectively transforming the structure of a city. Both projects have played an important role in revamping and revitalizing their respective neighborhoods.

“We were in complete agreement with the judges in honoring The Vagabond and The Betsy,” said Cheryl Jacobs, executive vice president of AIA Miami. “We are so proud of all of our deserved winners and the support of our architecture and design community.”

Miami Hospitality Design Awards 2017 winners:

Overall hotel

-Ost, Miami, Arquitectonica – Merit Award of Excellence

  • The Betsy South Beach Hotel, Shulman + Associates – Honorary Award for Excellence

Hotel guest suite

  • W South Beach Hotel, Costas Kondylis and Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc. – Merit Award of Excellence
  • FAENA Miami Beach, Urban Architecture Office – Honor Award of Excellence

Hotel room

  • 1 Hotel South Beach, Kobi Karp Architecture & Staff – Honor Award of Excellence
  • The Vagabond, DB Lewis Architect – Honorable Mention

Hotel lobby / reception

  • 1 Hotel South Beach, Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. – Honor Award of Excellence
  • The Miami Beach EDITION, Nichols Brochure Sausage Wolfe & Associates, Inc. – Honorary Award for Excellence

Hotel night club, bar, lounge

  • East, Miami, Arquitectonica – Honorable Mention

Hotel Outdoor Divine Detail

  • 1 Hotel South Beach, Kobi Karp Architecture & Staff. – Merit Award of Excellence
  • The Miami Beach EDITION, Nichols Brochure Sausage Wolfe & Associates, Inc. – Honorary Award for Excellence
  • The Betsy South Beach, Shulman + Associates – Honorary Award for Excellence
  • The Vagabond, DB Lewis Architect – Honorable Mention

Hotel Restaurant

  • Beachcraft at 1 Hotel South Beach, Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. – Honor Award of Excellence
  • Talde, Workshop / APD – Honorable Mention
  • Quinto La Huella, Arquitectonica – Merit Award for Excellence

Hotel spa / fitness area

  • Tierra Santa Healing House, Urban Architecture Bureau – Merit Award of Excellence

Non-hotel restaurant upscale

  • Quality meat, Norberto Rosenstein – Merit Award of Excellence

The best people’s choice hotel overall

  • East, Miami, Arquitectonica

About AIA Miami AIA Miami is located in the Miami Center for Architecture & Design and has over 800 members. It provides professional development and support for architecture professionals in South Florida. AIA members exercise their responsibility to serve society and engage leaders and the public to find the necessary solutions to pressing problems facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. For more information on AIA Miami, please visit www.aiamiami.org.

About the GMBHA:

About the GMBHA

The Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association is a membership organization made up of hoteliers and allied members throughout Miami-Dade County. The association’s goal is to promote the interest of its members through advocacy, education, and partnerships, and to promote Miami as a preferred destination for visitors. The GMBHA event calendar includes monthly breakfast series for hoteliers, award ceremonies, networkers and lunches with top executives and educators in the hotel industry. For more information, visit gmbha.com or call (305) 531-3553.

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