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perspectives radical innovation in hospitality award competition By Kathleen Kervin that helps to increase property values and contributes to raising the overall quality of life in urban centers across the globe," says Simon Turner, president of global development at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, who helped narrow entries down to two finalists with fellow judges Wing Chao, founding principal, Wing T. Chao Architect; John Hardy, president and CEO, the John Hardy Group; Michael Medzigian, chairman and managing partner, Watermark Capital Partners; Jena Thornton, managing director, Eagle Rock Ventures; and James Woods, president and COO, The Bowls. And of the second selected finalist, Hotel 2020, Medzigian says: "This is the first time we've ever seen 3D-printing technology applied in the hospitality industry to increase the impact of design on guests by taking their different emotional states into account. Such disruptive innovation is the essence of the competition." "Radical Innovation is into its eighth year of calling for development concepts that can push the envelope of the hotel industry," notes PUSHING BOUNDARIES This year's concepts aim to improve the human experience "We want the winning hotels to be a refuge from other hotels," quipped Claude Amar, president of the John Hardy Group International, referencing George Bernard Shaw as he opened the Global Allies-sponsored session that would determine the winner of the 2014 Hospitality Design/John Hardy Group Radical Innovation in Hospitality Award during this year's Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo) in May in Las Vegas. In fact, the Green Air Hotel, the winner of the award and $10,000 in seed money for the project's development, is more than just a refuge for travelers-it's good for the environment and a boost for hotels in desperate need of an update. "A solution as impactful as [this hotel] could set the standard for the industry-a hotel renovation approach that not only helps to revamp and refresh older hotels, but one Amar. "This year, we received nearly 100 entries from 28 different countries, and narrowed it down to two finalists-one that is a solution to a widespread problem and the other that rethinks the application a current phenomenon." The competition's format had a twist this year, with jury members splitting into teams of three, each team assigned to a finalist concept to help prepare the concept's designer to present their case to the opposing jury members and a live audience-who ultimately had the final say- during the HD Expo session. The winners are: Grand Prize: Green Air Hotel Designer: Lip Chiong, Studio Twist Jury Team: Hardy, Turner, and Woods "In China, we really yearn for a breath of fresh air. How often does a hotel get to help the environment?" asks Lip Chiong, founder of Beijing-based Studio Twist. "Chinese cities have been suffering from the worst air pollution in 1+2. Renderings of the Green Air Hotel, which uses plants to filter polluted air and replenish oxygen to the indoor environment. 1 2 July 2014 073

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - July 2014

Hospitality Design - July 2014
Online TOC
From the Editor
State of the Industry
Eastern Canada
Radical Innovation in Hospitality Award
5 Questions for Jason Pomeranc
Emma Gardner
IIDA/HD Product Design Competition
HD Americas Preview
From the Show Director
Keynote Speaker
Conference Highlights
The Power of Story
Ad Index
Back Space

Hospitality Design - July 2014