The Brit List Awards 2022 came to a dramatic climax on November 2, inside PROUD Embankment, when the winners of the nine individual categories, including Interior Designer of the Year, Architect of the Year and Hotelier of the Year, were announced. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes…
It was a year unlike any other. Following the unveiling of more than 140 shortlisted finalists, selected across nine categories, The Brit List Awards 2022 gave an unforgettable performance for this year’s awards ceremony, dramatically crowning nine individual winners, as well as officially publishing The Brit List 2022, a publication that includes the full profiles of the top 25 interior designers, architects and hoteliers in Britain.
“This is not your typical awards ceremony,” said Katy Phillips, Publisher, Hotel Designs. “To give credit where it is due – and to ensure that the awards campaign is not just for the trophy winners – each year, we publish The Brit List following an intense listening campaign to understand and identify who among the designers, architects and hoteliers in the British design and hospitality landscape are the true leaders.”
Aside from the noise – the cabaret dancers, fire-breathers and acrobats that took over the stage at various intervals throughout the evening, the spotlight at PROUD Embankment, which was the unapologetic venue for the fifth edition of The Brit List Awards 2022, was fixed on celebrating the leading disruptive designers, architects, hoteliers and brands operating on the global hotel design and hospitality scene.
Reminding the team at Hotel Designs, and the wider industry, how far the campaign has come from simply unveiling a list in 2017 to now hosting a major event in the design and hospitality calendar, no less than 600 industry professionals attended the evening that was hosted by Phillips and Hamish Kilburn, Editor, Hotel Designs. “What British designers, architects, hoteliers and brands have achieved this year is a true statement,” said Kilburn. “And we feel privileged to be able to narrate and amplify so many of your awe-inspiring stories in such a public manner.”
After The Brit List 2022 was handed out, it was time to focus the energy in the room on the individual categories.
And the winners are…
INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR
HOTELIER OF THE YEAR
BEST IN BRITISH PRODUCT DESIGN
BEST IN TECH AWARD
THE ECO AWARD
Highly commended: room2 Chiswick
Winner: Perkins&Will (Net-Zero Now: Hospitality)
RISING STAR AWARD
Highly commended: Solomia Boghusz, Gensler
Winner: Angelcho Shtrbevski, Moxy & Residence Inn Slough
Highly commended: Rafael Berkowitz, Campbell House
Winner: Kelly Wearstler, Downtown L.A. Proper
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
Winner: David Chipperfield, David Chipperfield Architects
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Main image credit: Hotel Designs