With hours until the industry gathers at Patch East London for The Brit List Awards 2019, Hotel Designs takes a look inside the venue that will shelter this year’s awards ceremony. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes…
For those of you who are unfamiliar of Hotel Designs, we like to do things differently. With enough traditional sit-down-dinner award ceremonies already thriving on the hotel design scene, The Brit List Awards is something different, something fresh and not what anyone is expecting.
For starters, the dress code is set for cocktail attire – think smart and glitzy but no need for a black tie or ball gown. The Brit List Awards 2019 is a party with no sit-down dinner or table plan in sight so that guests attending can speak to whom ever they wish.
Seeing as it has accidentally become a tradition for The Brit List Awards to take place in unfamiliar venue (last year taking that to a new level at BEAT London), the arena chosen for 2019’s award ceremony is located underground in Aldgate, at Patch East London. Complete with palm trees on the walls and disco balls on the ceiling, the underground bar is an ideal playground for the evening’s celebrations.
CLICK HERE to take a virtual tour down the stairway and around the venue.
The purpose of The Brit List Awards 2019 is not only to celebrate the individual winners, but also to unveil The Brit List 2019, the official printed publication that references this year’s top 75 designers, top 25 architects and top 25 hoteliers who have proven themselves to be the industry’s most creative and innovative individuals operating in Britain today.
The nationwide search to find the most influential designers, architects and hoteliers operating in Britain began months ago when Hotel Designs opened up nominations and applications to readers.
Since then, an independent panel of expert judges have gathered to select this year’s individual award winners and also to confirm the 75 individuals who have made it into The Brit List 2019.
Regarding the individual awards which will be announced on the evening. The categories are as follows:
- Interior Designer of the Year
- Architect of the Year
- Hotelier of the Year
- Best in Tech
- The Eco Award
- Best in British Product Design – NEW CATEGORY FOR 2019
- Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Industry
The Shortlist for The Brit List Awards 2019 can be viewed here.
Due to popular demand, The Brit List Awards 2019 has now sold out. Among those attending the event are designers, architects, hoteliers and developers from the likes of David Collins Studio, Goddard Littlefair, Orms, Jestico + Whiles, Holland Harvey Architects, Scott Brownrigg, Project Orange, EPR Architects, Firmdale Hotels, Corinthia London, Bespoke Hotels Rosewood London, Nuveen Real Estate, and many more.
So, select your dresses, iron your shirts and polish your shoes, because Hotel Designs is adding the finishing touches on – and waiting in the wings for – what I can best describe as Sleep & Eat 2019’s ultimate after party!
Headline Partner: Crosswater
Event Partner: Hamilton Litestat
Event Partner: Aqualisa
Event Partner: Hansgrohe
2019 Industry Partner: BIID
Videography Partner: SYS Visual