Hospitality

Frame Awards – The Top Hotel Nominees

Frame Awards was established in 1997 and ever since it is the world’s leading media brand for interior design professionals; today it has become a multi-channel platform that empowers interior designers and architects to create spatial excellence.

The Frame Awards is the first and only global interior-design awards with a holistic approach. The Awards identify and honour the world’s best interior projects, and also the people behind them.

The work is judged by all industry stakeholders – interior designers, architects, retail brands, hospitality providers, cultural institutions and educators. The 36 awards are divided in Spatial, Executional, and Societal Awards, covering the entire spectrum of interiors whilst the Honorary Awards celebrate the people behind them.

The nominees are:

Vipp Chimney House

Chimney House takes its name from its remarkable 35-metre high minaret shaped chimney, added to the 1902 building in 1928, and restored during this yearlong project. The project incorporates bold architectural interventions that honour the original structure of the heritage industrial space but add a cutting edge overlay. Extended with a contemporary upper level in steel, ceiling height amounts to 8,5m in the atrium, with skylight view to the old chimney and to the iconic shape of the historical building.

Trunk (House)

The one-bedroom property is rented in its entirety: able to accommodate a party of up to four overnight and privately host up to 30 for parties. Composed of a living room, dining room and kitchen, tearoom, bathing area, private garden, and perhaps the smallest disco in Japan, TRUNK(HOUSE) – which also features personal chefs and private butler service – offers an entirely bespoke hospitality experience.

Onsen Ryokan

ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SHINJUKU extracts the essential features of a traditional Japanese Ryokan, and “edits” them to fit the practical needs of modern travellers. The Ryokan features 193 guest rooms in an 18-story tower standing behind a pitched-roof, single-story restaurant.

While the front facade is that of a very traditional Ryokan, the “traditional” begins to gradually blend and shift to “modern” as the guest proceeds from the street towards the lobby and on to the guestroom. The transition is intended to be very subtle and natural so that the whole experience is comfortable and memorable while being authentically Japanese.

Morpheus Hotel at City of Dreams

Frame Awards - The Top Hotel NomineesThe design resolves the hotel’s many complex programmes within a single cohesive envelope housing 770 guest rooms, suites and sky villas and includes civic spaces, meeting and event facilities, gaming rooms, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa and rooftop pool, as well as extensive back-of-house areas and ancillary facilities.

Sweets Hotel

SWEETS hotel is a one-of-a-kind hotel dotted across Amsterdam in 28 different bridge houses, built along and on Amsterdam’s canals between 1673 and 2009, each one distinctively designed in the architectural style of its building period. Due to centralization of bridge control, the bridge houses lost their original purpose of working space for the city’s bridge keepers. SWEETS hotel reuses this industrial heritage by transforming the bridge houses, all connected by Amsterdam’s waterways, into stand-alone hotel suites with unique interiors, designed with the architectural history of the tiny building in mind.

Kloem Hostel

Frame Awards - The Top Hotel NomineesSituated on Phetchaburi Soi 5, one of an epic cultural district in Bangkok, KLOEM HOSTEL is designed by preserving the essence. Approached as a renovation, additional elements are added to existing details. The renovation employs traditional Thai construction technique known as ‘house elevation’, essentially done by disengaging house’s main structure from foundation posts. After reinforcing the original foundation with additional posts and columns, the disengaged structure is reinstalled to a new foundation whose height, stability and strength are increased, allowing further renovation to be carried out.

TWA Hotel

Frame Awards - The Top Hotel NomineesDesigned by world-renowned architect Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962, the TWA Flight Center was built for Trans World Airlines (TWA) by Howard Hughes, epitomizing the glamour and optimism of the Jet Age. Designated a New York City landmark in 1994, MCR and MORSE Development restored the treasured 216,000-square-foot terminal this year. The monumental TWA Flight Center has been reborn as the TWA Hotel, referencing Saarinen’s work with contemporary design for the modern traveller.

Michelberger Hotel

Frame Awards - The Top Hotel NomineesThe hotel occupies a former light industrial building that dates from 1903. It is located within the district of Friedrichshain, an area formed around manufacturing and built when the railway and waterworks were opening in the late 19th Century.

The fourth floor of the Michelberger Hotel was formerly used as office space but it has been radically overhauled as a calm refuge from the hustle and bustle of Berlin city life. As the hotel evolves, the addition of a new floor provides the opportunity to offer more rooms to a growing number of guests, creating a better balance between private and social spaces.

The next Frame Awards will be held on February 19th and 20th.

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