Hospitality Design (HD) magazine has announced the finalists of the 17th annual HD Awards, which honors the year’s best and most innovative achievements in both project and product design from around the globe. The breadth of the industry was showcased in the more than 1,000 projects and products submissions across a total of 40 combined categories.

The HD Project Awards finalists; see the full gallery
The HD Product Awards finalists; see the full gallery

This year, above all else, the HD Awards provides an opportunity to honor, celebrate, and recognize the amazing work achieved by the people—from designers, architects, owners, developers, operators, and manufacturing partners—who continue to make the hospitality industry great.

“2020 was a year unlike any other. Not only did it show how resilient our industry is, but also proved the important role hospitality plays in our lives,” says Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, editor in chief at Hospitality Design magazine and senior vice president of the design group at Emerald. “The range of work we’re honoring this year is nothing short of amazing, showcasing the incredible caliber of talent in our industry, and we couldn’t be more excited to honor and recognize all of our finalists and winners.”

Project and product winners, including Best in Show and Hotelier and Designer of the Year, will be announced during a ceremony on Tuesday, September 21st held at Cipriani South Street in New York. All winner and finalist projects and products will also be featured in the magazine’s September issue.

Thank you to our sponsors: Mandy Li Collection and Interiors from Spain (Title Sponsors); Williams-Sonoma/West Elm (Student Competition Sponsor); Cortina Leathers (Supporting Sponsor); Daltile (VIP Table).

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Winners and finalists were selected by esteemed panel of industry professionals:

For projects, the judges included Aaron Anderson, cofounder, The 26 Co; Markus Schreyer, senior vice president of the Americas and global business innovation, Design Hotels; Emily Keip, vice president of design services America, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Kimberly Jackson, managing director, AvroKO; Alex Holloway + Na Li, founders, Holloway Li; Nigel Hatcher, vice president of design and project management, luxury and lifestyle brands, Marriott International; Verena Haller, chief design officer, The Standard Hotels; Meridith Zimmerman, vice president of design, RLJ Lodging Trust; and John Cooper, chief development officer, AMS Hospitality.

Products were judged by Malene Barnett, founder, Black Artists + Designers Guild; Matt Berman, principal, Workshop/APD; and Gina Deary + Sara Talleux, owners + principals, KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group

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