Top Hospitality Interiors 2020

Dezeen Awards 2020 Longlist Announced – Hospitality Categories

Now entering its third year, the Dezeen Awards identify the world's best architecture, interiors and design projects, as well as the individual studios, architects and designers producing the most exceptional work. In an exciting twist for 2020, Dezeen have introduced ‘Restaurant interior’ and ‘Bar interior’ categories to the Interiors segment of the awards.

This year’s longlists have now been revealed, and Sleep & Eat are rounding up a selection of the outstanding hospitality projects impressing the judges (including a number of our own talented alumni). Have a browse through this year’s long list, and get inspired by the top hospitality interiors of 2020.

Interiors – Bar interior

Bosco Mishka Bar
by Sundukovy Sisters

First up is Sleep & Eat alumnae and designers of the 2017 Destination Bar, Sundukovy Sisters. The Russian twin sister duo designed a contemporary minimalistic space for Bosco Mishka Bar in Moscow.

>> See more of Bosco Mishka Bar

A Secret Bar in a Lively Downtown
by Atelier Xy

Design firm Atelier Xy created a secret bar that features an amber insect collection in Shanghai, China.

>> Read more about Secret Bar in a Lively Downtown

Cafe McKenzie
by Brewer Architects

Created by Brewer Architects, Cafe McKenzie is a brunch cafe with an intricately-detailed ceiling in Randwick, Australia.

>> Explore Café McKenzie

Egg of the Universe Wholefoods Cafe
by Brewer Architects

Design firm Brewer Architects have also designed a cafe for Wholefoods in New South Wales, Australia. Their second longlisted nomination in the category.

>> Discover Egg of the Universe Wholefoods Cafe

Explore more longlisted projects in the Bar Interiors category >>


Interiors – Hotel and Short-Stay Interior

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
by Muza Lab

Muza Lab, London-based design studio and 2018 Sleep & Eat Conference speakers, have redesigned Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, celebrating local artisan craftsmanship and sustainable design.

>> See more of Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

Ace Hotel Kyoto
by Ace Hotel Group

Japan's first Ace Hotel has been designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and design studio Commune in Kyoto.

>> Discover Ace Hotel Kyoto

Vòra Private Villas
by K-Studio

K-Studio designed a boutique hotel comprising three private villas carved into caves and cliffs in Greece.

>> See more of Vora Private Villas

Hotel Gahn
by Studio Locomotive

Studio Locomotive designed Hotel Gahn as a nod to local Baba Nyonya culture in Takua Pa, Thailand.

>> Explore Hotel Gahn

Ameron Frankfurt Neckarvillen Boutique
by Luigi Fragola Architects

Luigi Fragola Architects has restored and transformed four former business villas in a historic ensemble of buildings in Bahnhofsviertel, Frankfurt. The hotel's 133 rooms were designed by Italian interior designer, Luigi Fragola.

>> See more of Ameron Frankfurt Neckarvillen Boutique

Explore more longlisted projects in the Hotel & Short-Stay Interiors category >>

Top Hospitality Interiors 2020






Interiors – Restaurant interior

Tori Tori Santa Fe
by Esrawe Studio

Esrawe Studio has designed a Japanese restaurant with a cylindrical oak structure and dark interiors in Mexico City.

>> Explore Tori Tori Santa Fe

Melk Cafe and Coffee Bar
by La Firme

La Firme has transformed a cramped, triangular space into a bright, airy cafe in Montreal, Canada.

>> Discover Melk Café and Coffee Bar

C.F Cafe
by Dongqi Architects

C.F Cafe has been designed by Dongqi Architects as an open market, with three bars for different types of beverages.

>> See more of C.F Cafe

Paradise Soho
by Dan Preston Studio

Paradise Soho has been designed by Dan Preston Studio to reflect the tropical brutalist architecture of Sri Lanka.

>> See more of Paradise Soho

by Studio Duncalf

Studio Duncalf has designed a dining and entertaining space featuring a combination of theatre, warmth and intimacy in Denmark.

>> Discover Alchemist

Top Hospitality Interiors 2020


Architecture – Hospitality Building

The Standard, London
by Shawn Hausman, ORMS and Archer Humphryes

The Standard London, headed up by 2019 keynote speaker and Standard International CEO, Amar Lalvani, is housed within a brutalist building built in the 1970s by Camden’s own architects/engineers. The existing 8 storey building was refurbished throughout, with the façade, made up from individual structural precast concrete panels, being retained and cleaned for a freshened appearance.

>> Explore The Standard, London

Saint Hotel
by Kapsimalis Architects

The white-washed hotel is located on the edge of the traditional village of Oia, Santorini at the top of the Caldera volcanic rocks.

>> See more of Saint Hotel

The Hoxton Southwark
by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

The Hoxton in Southwark is the latest in a series of international open-house hotels from the Hoxton hotel group.

>> Discover the Hoxton Southwark

Boat Rooms on the Fuchun River
by Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China

Boat Rooms is a riverside retreat that lies on the bank of Fuchun River in Jiande city, China.

>> Explore Boat Rooms on the Fuchun River

Explore more longlisted projects in the Architecture – Hospitality Building category >>


Interior Designer of the Year

Yabu Pushelberg - design firm founded in 1980 by Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu (Sleep & Eat 2014 Conference speakers)

Ab Rogers - architecture and design practice with offices in London and Melbourne, founded in 2004 by Ab Rogers (Speaker at Designscape 2020)

>> See the other Interior Designers longlisted for the Dezeen Awards 2020


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