Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Best Hotel - Travel and Leisure Design Awards 2011

Travel and Leisure Design Awards 2011

Great design is intelligence made visible, but great travel design must take this idea to the next level -- it can't just look pretty, it has to combine functionality, strength, and ease of use. Those of us who travel do NOT have time for things that don't work, aren't strong, and don't make our lives easier while on the road.

For seven years, the Travel + Leisure Design Awards have rewarded companies, products, hotels, innovators, and innovations of every type with recognition and gratitude in making the travelers lives better and their travel expereience more memorable. In addition, an overall Design Champion is named.

"The 2011 Design Awards underscore and celebrate the significant impact that good design has on travel," said Nancy Novogrod, Editor-In Chief of Travel + Leisure. "Our judges are not T+L Editors. The jurors look for exceptional function, unqiue statement and inventive reinterpretation."

Best Large Hotel: The Yas Hotel  in Abu Dhabi,UAE, is set half on land and half on water, overlooking the Yas Marina & Yacht Club and positioned on the Yas Marina Circuit, which plays host to the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 

Best Small Hotel: Pantone Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. Designed by Belgian interior designer Michel Penneman and Belgian architect Olivier Hannaert, each of the hotel's seven floors have different color palettes with distinctive hues - whether vivid or subdued.
Read more on the Travel and Leisure Design Awards 2011

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