Winners of The Brit List Awards 2019 announced

    Collage of the winners of The Brit List Awards 2019
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    Winners of The Brit List Awards 2019 announced

    Guests flooded into Patch East London last night where the winners of The Brit List Awards 2019 were announced in spectacular fashion…

    For three years now, Hotel Designs has invited the industry’s finest together in November, after Sleep & Eat, to celebrate the climax of its year-long  nationwide search to find the leading designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers operating in Britain today.

    Collage of the winners of The Brit List Awards 2019

    Last night, The Brit List Awards 2019 took a monumental leap forward to welcome more leaders and visionaries in the venue at the sold-out event than any other year before.

    Returning as the evening’s host for a second year was editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn, who opened the night with a heart-felt message to the audience and the industry the media platform serves. “I am totally overwhelmed and equally incredibly proud to have the responsibility of hosting such an occasion in front of so many legends in both design and hospitality.” he said. “Editing Hotel Designs – and organising the judging panel of The Brit List – would not be the same without the injection of flair, personality and character that each designer, architect, hotelier and supplier who we are celebrating this evening puts into their roles. After reading The Brit List 2019, I hope more than anything that our colourful industry – made up of so many people here tonight – will not primarily remember this year as perminantly stained in politics, but also see it as I do: a complex yet completed puzzle that is made up of many awe-inspiring projects and people.”

    This year’s handpicked judging panel were selected because of what they can each bring to panel from different areas of the market, and were able to therefore see each candidate through different lenses. The judges were:


    The evening was divided into two sections. First came the formal unveiling of The Brit List 2019, which is the award’s official printed publication that references this year’s top 75 designers, architects and hoteliers who have proven themselves to be the industry’s most creative and innovative individuals operating in Britain today. “From the hundreds of quality free applications and nominations that we received, the judges have gone above and beyond to agree on the final 25 individuals within each category (designers, architects and hoteliers) who should be included on The List,” added Kilburn. “Each person referenced within these pages is keeping Britain a leading hotel design and hospitality hub.”

    You can read this year’s edition of The Brit List 2019 by clicking here.

    The event then continued to announce the seven individual award winners. Sponsors, partners and judges of The Brit List Awards 2019 took it in turns to open the envelopes and reveal the names of this year’s winners, who are:

    Interior Designer of the Year

    Highly Commended: Henry Reeve, Head of Interior Design (Hotel Indigo/Kimpton), IHG
    Winner: Jo Littlefair, Goddard Littlefair

    Architect of the Year

    Highly Commended: Geoff Hull, EPR Architects
    Winner: Simon Whittaker, Orms

    Hotelier of the Year 

    Highly Commended: Stephen and Jose Baker, Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate
    Winner: Thomas Kochs, Corinthia London

    Best in Tech 

    Highly Commended: FUTURE Designs
    Winner: Eccleston Square Hotel

    The Eco Award 

    Highly Commended: Harris & Harris
    Winner: Heckfield Place

    Best in British Product Design 

    Highly Commended: Bisque
    Winner: Naturalmat

    Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Industry Award
    Winner: Kit Kemp, Firmdale Hotels

    The Brit List Awards 2019 concluded with an unparalleled ‘after party’ style networking scene that further bridged the gap between designers, architects, hoteliers, developers, owners and suppliers.

    Please share your social media posts on Twitter and Instagram, @hoteldesigns, by using the hashtag #TheBritListAwards2019. More official images of inside The Brit List Awards 2019 will follow shortly… 

    Event Partner: Hamilton Litestat

    Event Partner: Hansgrohe

    Event Partner: Aqualisa

    2019 Industry Partner: BIID

    Videography Partner: SYS Visual

    Hamish Kilburn / 22.11.2019


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