The final call for the 18th annual HD Awards is upon us, so for those who have yet to submit their projects and products, now is the time. Heralded as one of the most prestigious awards for the hospitality industry, the HD awards recognize the most innovative and beneficial achievements in design (as well as the teams responsible for them) the world over.
Spanning 26 categories of Hybrid Spaces; Wellness + Wellbeing; Restorations, Transformations + Conversions and more. The editorial team will also pay special notice to a select Designer and Hotelier of the year, both of which will be announced alongside the other award recipients at the ceremony in New York.
In the product section, the awards will cover 13 categories, including Custom Art + Accessories, Technology and the newly added Sustainable Solutions, which highlights products that are committed to environmentally friendly practices.
In order to be considered, all submissions must have debuted between December 2020 and March 2022. The deadline for entries is March 4th, 2022.
HD/West Elm Student Product Design Competition
Hospitality Design (HD) is again joining forces with West Elm to present the fourth annual HD/West Elm Student Product Design Competition. Current students and those who have been out of school for up to a year are eligible to enter. This year, the competition is focused on designing a statement upholstered occasional chair intended for hospitality and commercial spaces. The winning designer will receive a $5,000 prize and have their product produced by West Elm. The deadline to enter is Friday, April 8th.
Hospitality Diversity Action Council’s Awards of Excellence Program
Submissions are also open for the second annual Hospitality Diversity Action Council’s (HDAC) second annual Awards of Excellence Program. Honoring exemplary work in the hospitality industry, the award(s) will be granted to individuals and companies in multiple categories—including ownership/management, architecture/design/landscape, branding, and vendor/product—that are working to advance our industry through the promotion of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Find Out Who Wins in June
The winners and finalists of the 18th annual HD Awards will be selected by esteemed jury of industry professionals, which will be announced in April 2022. All honorees will be featured in the May/June 2022 issue of Hospitality Design magazine and fêted at an awards ceremony on June 7th, 2022 at Cipriani South Street, New York.
See the complete list of last year’s winners and finalists here.