Architects recognized at inaugural Miami Hospitality Design Awards

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Cheryl Jacobs, Jeff Lehman, Rebecca Stainer, and Shulman_Wendy Kallergis

The American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter, Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA) and a public relations company have announced the winners of the first annual Miami Hospitality Design Awards.

With more than 150 architecture, design, hotel and restaurant professionals in attendance at the March 6 event, the inaugural awards honored hoteliers, restaurants, licensed architects and designers whose work showcased design excellence in Miami’s hospitality and design industries.

“Through our support and that of AIA Miami, Oberhausen Marketing & PR and Hospitality Design magazine, the awards recognized the wonderful diversity and design excellence that continues to put Miami’s hospitality industry on the world map,” GMBHA president and CEO Wendy Kallergis said in a statement.

Nearly 100 submissions were received across 18 categories, and winners were selected by a group of industry leader, including Linda Lentz, senior editor, Architectural Record; critic and author Alastair Gordon; and Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, editor in chief, Hospitality Design magazine.

Of all the entries, the judges felt that two qualified for special commendation above and beyond the prescribed design categories. The Vagabond Hotel and The Betsy Hotel South Beach, both received special awards for their stellar work in effectively transforming the fabric of a city. Both projects have played a significant role in re-imagining and reviving their respective neighborhoods.

“We were in total agreement with the judges in honoring The Vagabond and The Betsy,” said AIA Miami executive vice-president Cheryl Jacobs. “We are so proud of all our deserving winners and the support provided to our architecture and design community.”

Winners are:

Overall Hotel
-East, Miami, Arquitectonica – Merit Award of Excellence
-The Betsy South Beach Hotel, Shulman + Associates – Honor Award of Excellence

Hotel Guest Suite
-W South Beach Hotel, Costas Kondylis & Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc. – Merit Award of Excellence
-FAENA Miami Beach, Office of Metropolitan Architecture – Honor Award of Excellence

Hotel Guestroom
-1 Hotel South Beach, Kobi Karp Architecture & Associates – Honor Award of Excellence
-The Vagabond, DB Lewis Architect – Honorable Mention

Hotel Lobby/Reception
-1 Hotel South Beach, Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. – Honor Award of Excellence
-The Miami Beach EDITION, Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc. – Honor Award of Excellence

Hotel Nightclub, Bar, Lounge
-East, Miami, Arquitectonica – Honorable Mention

Hotel Outdoor Divine Detail
-1 Hotel South Beach, Kobi Karp Architecture & Associates. – Merit Award of Excellence
-The Miami Beach EDITION, Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc. – Honor Award of Excellence
-The Betsy South Beach, Shulman + Associates – Honor Award of Excellence
-The Vagabond, DB Lewis Architect – Honorable Mention

Hotel Restaurant
-Beachcraft at 1 Hotel South Beach, Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. – Honor Award of Excellence
-Talde, Workshop/APD – Honorable Mention
-Quinto La Huella, Arquitectonica – Merit Award of Excellence

Hotel Spa/Fitness Area
-Tierra Santa Healing House, Office of Metropolitan Architecture – Merit Award of Excellence

Non-Hotel Restaurant Upscale
-Quality Meats, Norberto Rosenstein – Merit Award of Excellence

Best Overall People’s Choice Hotel
-East, Miami, Arquitectonica