Winners of The Brit List 2018 crowned

    Hamish Kilburn
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    Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, Gleneagles’ Conor O’Leary and Bespoke Hotels among those who swooped trophies at The Brit List 2018…

    Britain’s top interior designers, hoteliers, architects and key-industry suppliers gathered last night for The Brit List 2018 at BEAT London, where the profiles of the top 75 influencers in British hotel design, as well as crowning the winners of the six newly launched awards.


    “The Brit List is a fantastic example of what we are trying to achieve at Hotel Designs,” said Katy Phillips, publisher of Hotel Designs. This event is a great platform for the leaders of our industry and we want to continue to profile all influencers in hotel design, as well as crowning deserving winners.”

    The event, which was deliberately sheltered in a venue like no other, welcomed key speakers from the likes of British Institute of Interior Design’s (BIID), Charles Leon, and experimental lighting expert to the stars, Moritz Waldemeyer. Switching on this year’s Brit List was event sponsor Hamilton Litestat.

    Hosting The Brit List 2018, Hotel Designs editor, Hamish Kilburn said: “Narrowing down our nominees and entries was a fantastic experience, which allowed us to highlight the individuals working in Britain who are making a real difference in International hotel design. I would like to congratulate all the winners, but I would also like to thank the judges from the bottom of my heart, who made the whole process seamless and enjoyable throughout.”

    And the winners of The Brit List 2018 are…

    Inspiration in Design – Interior Designer of the Year

    Winner: Martin Brudnizki, MBDS

    Highly commended: Constantina Tsoutsikou, HBA London

    Inspiration in Design – Hotelier of the Year

    Winner: Conor O’Leary, Gleneagles

    Highly commended: Thomas Kochs, The Corinthia London

    Inspiration in Design – Architect of the Year

    Winner: David Archer, Archer Humphryes

    Highly commended: John Denton, Denton Corcker & Marshall

    Inspiration in Design – Innovative use of Technology

    Winner: Meystyle LED Wallpaper

    Highly commended: Criton App

    The Eco Award

    Winner: Eden Project Hotel

    Highly commended: Deadgood, Hug Chair

    Outstanding Contribution to the Hotel Industry

    Winner: Robin Sheppard, Bespoke Hotels

    The Brit List launched last year to highlight the top 50 individuals – interior designers and hoteliers – who are working in Britain, carving new paths in international hotel design. This year’s event went even further, extending the list to 75 names in order to include architects.

    The evening also unveiled, for the first time, the Hotel Designs new branding, which will launch in 2019.

    More images of the evening to follow.

    Hamish Kilburn / 23.11.2018


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