Hospitality Design Magazine has recently announced the winners of their 13th Annual HD Awards. In their quest for innovation and creativity, they received over 640 projects from architects, architectural designers and interior designers from all over the world. Among the entrees they found some beautiful executions of groundbreaking concepts, further proof that it’s a design-centric world. Over 20 categories were in play this year. Here are some of the deserving winners:


Matetsi River Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Architecture and Interior Design Firm: Form Studio, Harare, Zimbabwe

Designed by architect Kerry van Leenhoff to be a nature retreat, the lodge is a beautiful mesh of Zimbabwean culture and Western comforts.

Economy Hotel

Generator Amsterdam
Architecture Firm: Integrated Disciplines of Engineering & Architecture (IDEA), Amsterdam
Interior Design Firm: DesignAgency, Toronto

A former zoological university building repurposed to be a hip hostel and nightlife destination in one of Amsterdams up-and-coming neighborhoods.

Upscale/Luxury Hotel (Shared)

Sanya EDITION, China 

Architecture Firm: SCDA, Singapore, Shanghai, and New York
Concept/Programming/Creative Direction: Ian Schrager
Interior Design Firms: I.S.C Design Studio, New York, and CAP Atelier, Hong Kong

World-renowned hotel developer Ian Schrager’s latest luxury concept with Marriott Hotels – complete with a private ocean.

Four Seasons Casa Medina, Bogotá

Architecture Firm: MVE, Bogotá
Interior Design Firm: Rottet Studio, Houston, Texas

Declared a monument of cultural interest by the Colombian Ministry of Culture, the 70-year old hotel is reborn as a Four Seasons experience.

Lifestyle Hotel (Shared)

The Dewberry, Charleston, South Carolina

Architecture Firms: McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture and Reggie Gibson Architects, Charleston

Interior Design Firm: Workstead, Charleston and Brooklyn

Renovate and repurpose a federal building into a luxury hotel? It’s all part of  developer John Dewberry’s vision of “Southern Reimagined.”

The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel, New York

Architecture Firm: Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, New York
Interior Design Firm: Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, London and New York

Award-winning interior designer Martin Brudnizki restores this New York landmark and brings it into the 21st century while retaining its historical elegance.

Semfim congratulates the winners and all the great talent that submitted their work. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create next.

Photo credits to the hotel (Photo courtesy of…)


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