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Olga Polizzi carries off top prize at European Hotel Design Awards

24 November 2010 by
Olga Polizzi carries off top prize at European Hotel Design Awards

Olga Polizzi, the designer behind her older brother's hotel company, the Rocco Forte Collection, has been presented with the Outstanding Contribution Award at the European Hotel Design Awards.

She was also recognized for the hotels she has created in her own right - the Tresanton in St Mawes, Cornwall, and the Endsleigh hotel in Milton Abbot, Devon.

Polizzi was one of several UK winners at last night's event, held at the Lancaster London and hosted by TV presenter Clare Balding.

The 252-bedroom Park Inn hotel - Manchester, managed by the Rezidor Hotel Group, won the Newbuild award, one of three presented in the Architecture of the Year categories.

In the Interior Design of the Year categories, the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge - London was named a winner for its Bedrooms & Bathrooms, Lime Wood hotel in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, received the award for the best Lobby & Public Areas, while the Dorchester hotel Spa, London, won the Spa, Health & Leisure Facilities award.

Other award winners included InterContinental Hotel Group for its Holiday Inn Guest Room Design in the Hotel Brand of the Year award.

The full list of winners, representing hotels from Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece and Denmark, as well as the UK, include:

ARCHITECTURE OF THE YEAR CATEGORIES

CONVERSION OF AN EXISTING HOTEL BUILDING
Sponsored by Mace

Entered by NH Hoteles

CONVERSION OF AN EXISTING BUILDING TO HOTEL USE
Sponsored by Purcell Miller Tritton
â- Mandarin Oriental - Barcelona, Spain

NEWBUILD
â-Park Inn Hotel - Manchester, England
Entered by The Manser Practice

INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR CATEGORIES

BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS
Sponsored by Twyford Bathrooms
â- Park Plaza Westminster Bridge - London, England
Entered by Park Plaza Hotels Limited and GC Project Management

CAFÉ, BAR, NIGHTCLUB OR LOUNGE
â- Michelberger Hotel - Berlin, Germany
Entered by Michelberger Hotel/Studio Aisslinger

LOBBY & PUBLIC AREAS
Sponsored by Mivan
â- Lime Wood Hotel - Hampshire, England
Entered by David Collins Studio

RESTAURANTâ- Blanc Restaurant at Mandarin Oriental - Barcelona, Spain Entered by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

SPA, HEALTH & LEISURE FACILITIES
â- The Dorchester Hotel Spa - London, England
Entered by Fox Linton Associates Limited

SUITE
â- The Romanos - Costa Navarino, Greece
Entered by MKV Design

OTHER AWARDS

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
â- Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers - Copenhagen, Denmark
Entered by Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

THE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD
Sponsored by Prime Development
â- Olga Polizzi CBE

HOTEL BRAND OF THE YEAR AWARD
â- Holiday Inn Express Guest Room Design
Entered by InterContinental Hotels Group

THE EUROPEAN HOTEL DESIGN OF THE YEAR AWARD: BEST OF THE BEST
Sponsored by Grohe
â- Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Entered by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

TOMORROW'S HOTEL AWARD
Sponsored by Arup
â- Re_inhabit by WATG

UK heads short list in SUropean Design Awards >>

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By Janet Harmer

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