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Shortlisted: EPIC SANA, Lisbon, Portugal…

Find out more about design et al’s awards here: www.design-et-al.co.uk  Or, email us: awards@design-et-al.co.uk Shortlisted for the Hotel over 200 Rooms Award in the International Hotel and Property Awards 2013, the Epic Sana, Lisbon, is a 5-star business hotel.   The hotel design stems from its urban roots with a volumetric and functional integration with the neighbouring environment. Due to the rather long frontage (near 110 meters) the choice of a split facade allows for the better relation of each


For further information on the International Hotel and Property Awards, from design et al, please visit: www.design-et-al.co.uk  Or, email us directly: awards@design-et-al.co.uk MYRIAD by Sana is the latest hotel to reach the shortlist for the Hotel 50-200 Rooms Award, in the International Hotel and Property Awards 2013. The two symbolic sails which embrace the tower blend in with the concrete structure in a perfect symbiosis. In the middle, a vertical transparent atrium diffuses light and allows for a breathtaking sea


Kaina Plaza Hotel is a member of Howard Johnson International Group, one of the top hotel management companies in the world. The ownership is Chana Industrial Park (public) Co., Ltd., the biggest Industrial Park Company in Thailand. As the highest architecture in Changzhou, Kaina Plaza Hotel is a landmark in the region. The building is 228m in height, 56 floors in all, covering gross area of 135,000 square meters. The interior design for the Hotel is by GIL Art &


Pak Loh is a traditional, Hong Kong based family restaurant specialised in Chiu Chow style Chinese food. For over 45 years its highly successful flagship restaurant has been located in the heart of a building block in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay district. This project involves the renovation of the restaurant’s public entrance area and the replacement of its front Lo Mei food preparation area with a high-end VIP dining room / lounge area. The new VIP room is located in

Congratulations to DesignLSM who won Restaurant Within a Hotel Award in The International Hotel & Property Awards 2013

Il Milione is Michelin-starred chef Marco Gubbiotti’s first Asian venture and when it came to designing a stunning interior and providing brand identity the client, Ricky Wan, didn’t hesitate in choosing award-wining designLSM.   The design brief was to create an elegant and chic restaurant, using natural materials wherever possible and highlighting regional, Italian cuisine. The classic cocktail lounge, with its striking bar design, is an informal affair.   Il Milione was a challenging project, not least because of its

Bensley Design Studios Create New Genre Luxury Resort

Recent times have seen an abundance of luxury resorts popping up along Vietnam’s coast, but perhaps nothing quite as spectacular or beautiful as the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsular Resort. In the lush surroundings at Son Tra Peninsular, Bensley Design Studios have reinterpreted traditional Vietnamese design into a four level ‘seaside village’; ushering in what appears to be a new era of Asian hotel design. Harvard-educated,  Bangkok-based architect Bill Bensley has spent over two decades immersed in the changing landscape of Asian

Congratulations to Ministry of Design shortlisted in The International Hotel & Property Awards

Designed and branded as a lifestyle oriented ‘residence’, we are delighted to announce that Macalister Mansion, Penang has made it through to the International Hotel & Property shortlist. Macalister Mansion is conceptualized as a quirky and sophisticated lifestyle destination where guests are treated to a series of experiences not unlike those found in the hospitality of an actual home. Housed in a 100-year-old historic mansion that has been conserved and adapted, Macalister Mansion consists of 6 entities in total: 5

Designer In Profile: 5 Minutes With Nini Andrade Silva

5 Minutes with Nini Andrade Silva, Owner of Atelier Nini Andrade Silva, shortlisted for the International Hotel & Property Awards 2012. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Hospitality is moving ahead, more competitive and exigent. All hospitality professionals need to be updated and out the box! What sort of projects are you working on at the moment?  I’m working in many different projects world while, from hospitality industry till private houses. I’m expanding my

5 MINUTES WITH Lahra & Chicco Tatriele

Members of The Design Society and The World’s Most Glamourous Hotels, FIVELEMENTS Co-Founders and Creative Directors Lahra & Chicco Tatriele shed a little light on bridging traditional wisdom with contemporary innovation: What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Integrative sustainable design with human practicality and sensible technology. What are the key influencing elements at present? Environmental, social/cultural, functional & economical feasibilty. What sort of projects are you working on at the moment? The expansion of

Du Parc Kempinski Reborn as One of Switzerland’s Most Luxurious Residential Developments

Du Parc was shortlisted for the International Hotel & Property Awards 2013 in the Residential Redevelopment / Renovation category, hosted by luxury interior design magazine design et al. Positioned above Lake Geneva among Lavaux’s UNESCO-protected vineyards sits Du Parc Kempinski Private Residences. Once a historic hotel, opened to the public in 1907, and now, thanks to a sensitive renovation project, set to be reborn as one of Switzerland’s most luxurious residential developments. Du Parc has been carefully restored, renovated and converted