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Interiors Awards 2015: Restaurant

It’s a rare treat for a designer to be given a free hand and a generous budget to create a unique interior, but Alessandro Munge earned that privilege. 

Interiors Awards 2015: Hotel

Andaz is the Urdu word for personal style, and Hyatt wants its Andaz boutique-inspired hotel brand to be responsive to different locations and varied guest expectations.

Interiors Awards 2015: Entertainment

Defying concerns over slowing growth in China, retailers and mall developers there continue to build and expand. One example is the expansive new shopping center Coastal City, which opened last year in Wuxi, a city west of Shanghai.

Designers Select: Hospitality

Teddy Mayer picks some of the year’s best finds for hospitality settings.

Great Court Restaurant

A sleek, revitalized restaurant complements the British Museum

The London Edition

Yabu Pushelberg transforms a once-faded landmark into a chic new hotel for an emerging global brand

nhow Rotterdam

nhow Rotterdam by OMA

Eclectic restaurant

Eclectic by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Commune reimagines the interior of a historic building as a cool downtown hotel

TAO Downtown

Rockwell Group designs a restaurant in which to see and be seen in New York.

Fogo Island Inn

An inn on an island near Newfoundland captures the spirit of its people and place

Interiors Awards 2014: Restaurant

Andrea’s at Encore by TAL Studio

Interiors Awards 2014: Hotel

Hotel Alfonso XIII by The Gallery HBA London

Monsieur Bleu

Joseph Dirand designs a sublime Parisian brasserie within the Palais de Tokyo.

Downtown Mexico

CheremSerrano Arquitectos takes an authentic approach in renovating a Mexico City landmark into a new hotel and hostel.

Prahran Hotel

An Australian pub incorporates an unexpected structural element to redefine its street presence


A Manhattan club offers an upscale take on the karaoke experience

W Seattle

Skylab deftly mingles the city’s diverse culture — from totem poles to grunge music

Carousel Bar

Renovation breathes new life into a historic New Orleans bar and lounge

Designers Select: Hospitality products

Designers name favorite hospitality products and solutions

Das Stue: Luxury Hotel

A former Danish embassy offers five-star accommodations, amenities, and animals

Interiors Awards 2013: Entertainment

Wuhan Pixel Box Cinema in Wuhan, China by One Plus Partnership

Interiors Awards 2013: Restaurant

Untitled in New York by Rockwell Group

Interiors Awards 2013: Hotel

Grand Hyatt New York in New York by Bentel & Bentel Architects/Planners

Designers Select: Hospitality Products

Rockwell Group’s Shawn Sullivan handpicks 2012 finds fit for hospitality settings

IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America Award Winners

One Best of Competition, seven Best of Category projects, and an additional 13 projects received Honorable Mentions from more than 100 projects from Mexico and Central and South America

25hours Hotel

A Hamburg hotel 
evokes the city’s rich maritime culture 
with eccentric touches

Park Hyatt Hadahaa

SCDA Architects creates a luxury resort 
that respects the fragile ecology 
of the Maldives

St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort

DiLeonardo merges design of both East and West in a new resort hotel off the coast of China

St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

Yabu Pushelberg reinterprets south Florida glamour


A sophisticated interior by MASS Architecture & Design to match the cuisine of Chef Sang Yoon

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto

Inspired by champagne and caviar, II BY IV Design Associates crafts deluxe interiors

Union Jacks

With a retro British vibe, Blacksheep designs the latest Jamie Oliver restaurant

Nobu Beijing

Rockwell pairs Chinese culture with the Nobu brand

ESPA Istanbul

A spa in Istanbul by HBA reinterprets the traditional Turkish bath

Interiors Awards 2012: Sports/Entertainment

Yoho Midtown in Hong Kong designed by One Plus Partnership

Interiors Awards 2012: Restaurant

Scarpetta Dining Pavilion in Toronto designed by II by IV Design Associates

Interiors Awards 2012: Hotel

East Hotel in Hong Kong designed by CL3 Architects Ltd

Ship Shape: Bota Bota spa on water by Sid Lee Architecture

Sid Lee Architecture transforms a 1950s-era ferry into a world-class spa in Montreal’s Old Port

Screenplay: KnollTextiles and Suzanne Tick

Suzanne Tick and KnollTextiles celebrate 15 years of Screenplay with a new addition to the collection

Bloomsbury Abu Dhabi by Carbon

UK design studio Carbon creates a high-end cupcake kiosk within an Abu Dhabi shopping mall

Language of Design: OKKU Restaurant, Dubai, Designed by LW Design

Smart space planning leads to intimate glamour at the luxury Japanese restaurant and lounge

Of Art and Sustainability: Ma•Velous, San Francisco, Designed by Adeeni Design Group

Sustainability goals inspire an elegant palette of coffee-colored hues for this chic coffee/wine bar

Arabian Dreams: One&Only, The Palm, Dubai, Designed by WA International

Andalusian architecture turns up the heat in the desert

Perfectly Palatable: bb’s kitchen, Aspen, Colo., Designed by Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design

Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design sets the scene at bb’s kitchen in Aspen, Colo., where inspired food, function, and flair are on the menu

Family Style: Mazzo, Amsterdam, Design by Concrete

IQ Creative enlists local design firm Concrete to create a welcoming home for an Italian eatery in a working class Amsterdam neighborhood

Artfully Inclined: Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh by Gensler

The artistic and cultural inclusions in Gensler’s design for Fairmont Pittsburgh unveil a sense of discovery into the city’s historic industrial and societal past

Scalable and Savory: holyfields, Frankfurt, Germany, Designed by Ippolito Fleitz Group

A new restaurant chain boasts a modular, scalable space system with a distinctive look and feel

Black Box Beauty: What Happens When, New York, Designed by The Metrics

The temporary nature of the What Happens When restaurant installation showcases an interior design and menu that changes every 30 days

Winter Wonderland: Champalimaud Design renovates a ski resort in northern Japan

Champalimaud Design reinvigorates a world-class ski resort in a breathtaking region of northern Japan

Relaxing Refinement: Bristol Buenaventura Hotel, Rio Hato, Panama

A collaboration between Darlene Pierpoint, Design Works Studio, and architect Catalina Beiner creates a distinctive character for the Pacific destination

Screening Sophistication: iPic Theater-Scottsdale Quarter by Id & Design International, Inc. (IDDI)

Chic hotel styling and amenities impress movie-goers at Scottsdale’s new iPic Theater-Scottsdale Quarter

Market Watch: AC Martin designs URBNMRKT, a grab-and-go eatery near USC’s campus

Los Angeles opens wide for URBNMRKT, an AC Martin-designed, grab-and-go eatery that bridges USC’s urban campus and an ultra-hip metropolis

Sibling Revelry: h2hotel by David Baker + Partners

Hipper and greener than its nearby sister property, the h2hotel offers guests fun luxury with interiors by David Baker + Partners

Sensory Experience: Jean Nouvel designs a Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Jean Nouvel designs a landmark hotel in Vienna

Pure Spirit: Teqa Taqueria & Tequileria in New York by SEED Design Solutions

Lesly Zamor’s sexy interior design for an upscale New York taqueria brings Latin American flair to an unlikely neighborhood

Interiors Awards 2011: Student Winner

Sabroso Hotel in Miami, designed by Kyung-Eun Kim and Jamie Morin, Iowa Sate University

Interiors Awards 2011: Historic Restoration Winner

Ocean House in Watch Hill, R.I., designed by Centerbrook Architects and Planners

Restaurant Winner: Haneda Japanese Restaurant

Haneda Japanese Restaurant designed by Kris Lin Interior Design in Fuzhou, China

Hotel Winner: W Fort Lauderdale

W Fort Lauderdale designed by Clodagh Design in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Ancient Myth and Wellness: Elysian Spa & Health Club, Elysian Hotel in Chicago, by Simeone Deary Design Group

Classic, clean designs mimic ancient Roman baths to promote healing and relaxation through subtle luxury in Chicago’s Elysian Hotel Spa, by Simeone Deary Design Group

Soho Sensuality: Trump Soho New York Spa by DiGuiseppe Architect

A recent addition to The Donald’s hospitality empire is the Trump Soho New York, with its seventh-floor Spa, created under the direction of Ivanka Trump and developer Alex Sapir, by local firm DiGuiseppe Archtiect.

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design: Q&A with Riscala Agnese Design Group

Riscala Agnese Design Group principals Fadi Riscala and Michelle Agnese talk about their new Food Network series, the secret to a successful partnership, and advantages of being constantly curious.

Up in the Air: Lufthansa A380 Flagship, by Priestmangoode

Look up in the air! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s the new Lufthansa A380 First Class Cabin, designed by Priestmangoode.

Luxury Onboard: Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship, by RTKL (and Other Firms)

Now sharing a title for the “largest cruise ship in the world” with its recently launched sister ship, Allure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas sets an example for luxury vacations.

House of Sweet Dreams: Maison Moschino in Milan

Famous fashion label Moschino creates a fantasy land of sorts, converting an old Milan rail station into a new hotel

America's Lounge: Dallas Cowboys Stadium, designed by HKS, Inc.

Whether you’re attending an event, concert, or football game in Arlington, Texas, Dallas Cowboys Stadium offers a variety of high-end venues, designed by HKS, Inc.

Palette of Time: Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore

History and modernity meet in high style at The Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore, inviting guests to an extraordinary experience where each moment is a destination

Risqué Business: Mark Zeff Design presents fresh nightclub concept for Voyeur in Los Angeles

A fresh club concept and a winning design recipe for unabashed sex appeal is all that Voyeur, by Mark Zeff Design, needed to make its lasting mark on Los Angeles’ nightlife scene

Mexico City Materialism: Entasis makes a timeless design statement with OCA restaurant

Entasis employ steel and glass, slate, and ash in a temple of culinary experimentation that is also a timeless design statement

A Fine Winery: Trinchero Family Estates expands with a new hospitality center by BAR Architects and Erin Martin Design

Trinchero Family Estates in St. Helena, Calif., expands its business and image with a new hospitality center, designed by BAR Architects and Erin Martin Design

Brooklyn Baroque: Choice Restaurant, Brooklyn, New York, Designed by Evan Douglis Studio, LLC

Evan Douglis uses the latest computer technology to evoke a grape arbor in a casual neighborhood restaurant

Reading on the Walls: Innovative interior designs by nemaworkshop helps grow coffee brand d'espresso

An innovative interior design by nemaworkshop helps grow New York City coffee brand d’espresso

Shock and Awe: Rumor Hotel, Las Vegas, designed by Chemical Spaces

Mark Tracy shocks again in Sin City with bold color and texture at Rumor Hotel, Las Vegas.

Follow the Yellow and Brick Wall: Barbacco Eno Trattoria, San Francisco, by CCS Architecture

Drawing upon Italian sexiness and notions of Milanese modernity, CCS Architecture designs the chic wine bar Barbacco in San Francisco.

Designer Perspectives: Lisa Pope-Westerman, Gensler, Houston

In between working on projects still too confidential to talk about, the Gensler design director sounds off on hospitality as a way of life, a supportive mother, and the importance of staying true to yourself.

Purity of Food and Design: Roth + Sheppard Architects design Modmarket in Boulder, Colo.

With a modern aesthetic that abstractly references a traditional food market, the 2,400-sq.-ft. eatery is a slick, contemporary backdrop to feature and complement the menu.

Fit for a King: Park Hyderabad, India, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Blacksheep, and Chhada Siembieda Australia

Hyderabad's long jewelry tradition is the inspiration for the décor of the new Park Hyderabad, a boutique hotel operated by Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels.

Of Sea and Stone: Chairama Spa, designed by Giancarlo Mazzanti and plan:b

Chairama Spa, designed by Giancarlo Mazzanti and plan:b, draws inspiration from the intrinsic beauty and diversity of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta landscape in Colombia

Boys Gone Wild: Johnny Smalls, Las Vegas, by Mr. Important Design

Eccentricity best describes designer Charles Doell's latest trip into design—Johnny Smalls, housed in the new HRH Tower of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Deadline Extended: 2011 Interiors Awards

Submissions for The 32nd annual award from Contract magazine now due October 1.

Barefoot Chic: ICRAVE designs The Colony

ICRAVE brings a New York Hamptons sensibility to the Hollywood scene with its design of The Colony

Life After Katrina: Roosevelt Waldorf-Astoria by Paradigm Design Group

After a $145-million restoration, the former Fairmont Hotel property has returned to its former glory.

ICFF 2010 Attendees Give Life to Annual Design Industry Expo

Contemporary styles showcase enhancements in texture, clean forms, and colorful palettes with metallics.

All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition

Eco-friendly designs, bold colors, and metal and mesh were prominent at Milan 2010.

Ames Boston Mixes Choreography and Storytelling

With a Boston location and an imposing building that dates back to 1893, David Rockwell and the Morgans Hotel Group design team had inspiration surrounding them for Ames.

Fabric of the Future: Innovative Design Materials to Come

These 11 new materials and technologies offer a glimpse into where innovation is taking us.

Luxury in the Raw: Amangiri Resort Blends Culture and Nature

The latest Aman resort integrates minimal forms with a spectacular rockscape

Art of the Cocktail: Sable Kitchen & Bar Mixes Up Design

Robert Polacek of Puccini Group divulges on the design of the upcoming Chicago gastro-lounge and their focus on highlighting individual ingredients.

Inside Marriott Marco Island's Lobby Lounge

Sand and sea converge in southwest Florida.

Love by Design: Design-Inspired Romance

How interior design can be used to instill lasting feelings of passion and romance.

Colors to Live By: Experts Predict Color Trends for 2010

What colors will be popular this year, and what will be driving their popularity?

Project Profile: Takano Yuri Beauty Clinic by Yasumichi Morita

Thanks to designer Yasumichi Morita, the Takano Yuri Beauty Clinic, Shinjuku Sanchome gives women a place to unwind inside.

Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design: Stephanie Goto

Stephanie Goto, founder of New York-based Stephanie Goto Design Group, loves restaurants, everything about them.

Video Highlights: 2010 Interiors Awards Winning Projects

A visual montage of our 2010 winning projects

The 31st Annual Interiors Awards

In our 50th year of publication, Contract proudly presents the winners of the 31st Annual Interiors Awards Competition.

Interiors Awards 2010: Restaurant Winner

Reinvention is never easy, but in the restaurant business it's a necessary evil—particularly if the trendiest places want to stay current. Still, it was hard for Munge Leung Design to remodel five-year-old ULTRA.

Interiors Awards 2010: Hotel Winner

It's always a challenge to rebrand a property, especially one like the Hyatt West Hollywood that's rich in its history and rock-n-roll lore.

Interiors Awards 2010: Adaptive Reuse Winner

A former textile factory in Lodz, Poland, built in 1852 and abandoned in the late '90s, sets the stage for the city's first and only four-star hotel.

Shades of Night: Why is Light Essential for Your Design?

Lighting designer Leni Schwendinger recently spoke with Contract magazine to discuss the importance of light in design and how it can be utilized to influence and enhance any commercial project.

Trends: Hotel Hub

Today’s multipurpose hotel lobby functions as living room, meeting room, dining room, and art gallery to provide the complete guest experience

Lace and Pinstripes: A Modern Spin on an Old Structure

For the W Washington D.C., a good lesson in duality made for an exciting design solution that shed some modern light onto a very historic structure.

Hotel Trends: Be Our Guest

One of the biggest trends to sweep guestrooms around the world is the open, New York loft-style aesthetic.

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