Greece’s best hotels in terms of design, lighting and renovation were awarded on 7 February, during the 100% Hotel Design Awards ceremony, which was launched for the first time at this year’s 100% Hotel Show, at the MEC exhibition center in Peania, eastern Attica.
Aiming to make the contest an integral part of the 100% Hotel Show events, organizers wish to focus on younger generations and how they can bring to the fore the determining role of hotel design in the overall success of an accommodation choice.
Focusing on both the initial architectural and design concept but also on how it was put into practice, the awards reward the outcome as this contributes to the overall quality of the hotel, which ultimately leads to the it being selected by the visitor.
“We firmly believe that good design and fine architecture contribute greatly to both the image of the hotel but also to the initial goal of each hotelier, namely sales,” said Dimitris Antonakos, founder of the show’s organizing company Demand Customize Marketing.
In this direction, Nikos Morantis, marketing director, underlined the significance of collaborations and strong ties between architects and entrepreneurs, adding that the awards aim to contribute to the winning projects’ further development.
“The Hotel Design Awards is not strictly an architectural contest. Emphasis is placed on the design concept in terms of quality, innovation, novel ideas, providing aesthetic results in well designed environs, which will in turn lead to the overall business success of a given project,” Stavros Martinos, Archisearch.gr editor-in-chief, added.
100% Hotel Design Awards 2015
Special Committee Award: Kostas Zouvelos and Kassiani Theodorakou, Tainaron Blue (Mani)
Best Holiday Hotel for overall design: K-Lab, Andronikos Hotel
Best Room and Bath: K-Lab, Andronikos Hotel
Best Spa: D. Phillippitizis, Valeni Boutique Hotel
Best All Day Restaurant: Domotechniki /Dolphin Capital, Nikki Beach
Best Hotel Lighting: FOSS, Amanzoe
Best Lobby/Foyer/Reception Design: K-Division, Tesoro Blu
Best Landscape: L. Papalambropoulos, Leivatho Hotel
Award for Best Cost-Effective Hotel Renovation: USE Architects, Bungalows proposal
The 12 members of this year’s 100% Hotel Design Awards judging committee were:
- Thomas Gravanis, architect, lighting expert, L+DG Lighting Architects
- Thomas Doxiadis, architect, Doxiadis Plus
- Stavroula Kleidaria, architect, publisher, Glow Magazine
- Nikos Ktenas, architect (www.nikosktenas.com)
- Stavros Martinos, editor-in-chief, Archisearch
- Eleftheria Deko, lighting designer, Edeko
- Kostas Poulopoulos, architect, Henning Larsen Architects
- Rena Sakellaridou, architect, Sparch Architects
- Vangelis Stylianidis, architect, 3sk Architects
- Angelos Tzigounakis, publisher, EK Magazine
- Yiorgos Tsakiris, president of Hellenic Chamber of Hotels
GTP was a Strategic Communication Partner of the 100% Hotel Show.