LIV Hospitality Design Awards Celebrates Third Edition Winners
Discover the Winners of the LIV Hospitality Design Awards 3rd Edition: Honoring Exceptional Architectural Ventures and Interior Design Projects Shaping the Future of the Global Hospitality Industry
Zurich, Switzerland, March 1st – The LIV Hospitality Design Awards has announced the winners of its highly anticipated third edition recognizing exceptional architectural ventures and interior design projects that are shaping the worldwide hospitality industry today. The program, which is an inclusive platform for exceptional projects within living and eating spaces, received over 450 professional and student applications from 53 countries. The submissions were evaluated by a panel of 41 experienced architects, designers, and developers in hospitality, who went through a multi-round voting process to select the winners in each category.
The LIV Awards celebrates the quality and diversity of projects from co-living spaces, boutique hotels, and beach resorts, to fine dining restaurants, lounges, and pop-up bars. Each project was evaluated on its own merit, rewarding the most striking designs and properties that stood out with new concepts, uniqueness, and design stories.
“Celebrating the best in hospitality design is more than just acknowledging outstanding work – it’s about inspiring and empowering designers to push the boundaries of creativity, sustainability, and innovation. At LIV Hospitality Design Awards, we strive to foster a global community of forward-thinking designers who are committed to shaping the future of hospitality design. With a record number of applications in the third edition, we are proud to be at the forefront of this exciting and dynamic industry, recognizing the designs that elevate the guest experience,”said Astrid Hébert, Founder.
The range of work was astounding with honorees in Architecture including Olson Kundig for the design for Comedor, a modern Mexican restaurant in downtown Austin, Pure Design Studio for Avana Retreat set on a mountainside in northern Vietnam, emerging young talent from Savannah College of Art and Design, Tony Wu for Green Booster and Mansoor Al Harbi from American University of Dubai for Areesh Retreat. In terms of interior design, the program awarded Ukranian design studio Yod Group for Terra Restaurant capturing the essence of Western Ukraine’s natural beauty and cultural richness, Not a Number Architects for MonAsty Autograph Collection drawing inspiration from the byzantine heritage of Thessaloniki, emerging interior designer Hyojung Cha from Pratt Institute for Mad For Garlic and Sarah Choudhary from New York School of Interior Design for Hotel Cirque in Montreal.
The third edition of the LIV Awards saw an array of distinguished honorees, including Kerry Hill Architect for Anantara Chiang Mai, Wilmotte & Associés for Maybourne Riviera, NELSON Worldwide for W Philadelphia Hotel, Faci Leboreiro for Green Grass Masaryk, Stickman Tribe for Ambros – The Ritz Carlton Amman, YANG & Associates Group for Qinhuangdao Marriott Resort, Emily W Design for Bussey Rooftop Bar, Yodezeen architects for Native House, and many more. For a complete list of winners, please visit livawards.com.
Photo credit from left to right: Restaurant “Spring Feast” Chaohu by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects – photo by One Thousand Degrees IMAGE, OKU Ibiza by MG&AG ARQUITECTOS ASOCIADOS – photo by GEORG ROSKE, Avana Retreat by Pure Design Studio,, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara by DUBARCH
Architectural Design of the Year – Eating Space
Company: Olson Kundig
Lead Designer: Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA
Other Designer(s): Bob Jakubik, AIA, LEED® AP, Project Manager
Photo Credit: Casey Dunn and Aaron Leitz
Location: Austin, Texas
Architectural Design of the Year – Living Space
Company: Pure Design Studio
Lead Designer: Lorenz Lennaerts
Photo Credit: avana retreat
Interior Design of the Year – Eating Space
Company: Yod Group
Lead Designer: Volodymyr Nepyivoda, Dmytro Bonesko
Other Designer(s): Anastasiya Pokatilo, Maxym Netreba, Serhiy Andriyenko, Andriy Zavsegolov, Oleksandr Kravchuk
Photo Credit: YOD Group. Photo Yevhenii Avramenko
Location: Vynnyky, Lviv region, Ukraine
Interior Design of the Year – Living Space
MonAsty Autograph Collection
Company: Not a Number Architects
Lead Designer: Dominiki Dadatsi
Other Designer(s): Ermis Adamantidis, Danae Papoutsi
Photo Credit: Yiorgos Kordakis, Christos Drazos
Emerging Architect of the Year – Eating Space: Green Booster by Tony wu, a student of the Savannah College of Art and Design
Emerging Architect of the Year – Living Space: Areesh Retreat by Mansoor Al Harbi, a student of the American University in Dubai
Emerging Interior Designer of the Year – Eating Space: Mad for Garlic by Hyojung Cha, a student of the Pratt Institute
Emerging Interior Designer of the Year – Living Space: Hotel Cirque by Sarah Choudhary, a student of New York School of Interior Design
About the LIV Hospitality Design Awards: LIV Hospitality Design Awards (livawards.com) recognize excellence in hospitality architecture, interior design, and guest experiences on a global scale. The mission of the LIV Hospitality Design Awards is to celebrate the quality and diversity of the architectural ventures and interior design projects shaping the worldwide hospitality industry today. The program was launched in 2020 and is an inclusive platform, pursuing and rewarding exceptional projects within LIVING and EATING space. LIV Awards is a sibling program of the LIT Lighting Design Award (LIT), SIT Furniture Design Award (SIT), and BLT Built Design Awards (BLT), all focusing on Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting, which have emerged as some of the most well-known Design Awards today. LIV Hospitality Design Awards is a program under the 3C Awards, a leading organization curating and promoting design across the globe. The company represents today’s diversity and innovation in Lighting Design, Furniture Design, Sport Design, Interior Design, and Architecture. Each brand is a symbol of design excellence around the world, showcasing Professional and Emerging designers’ work to over 100 expert jury members. 3C Awards is owned by Three C Group GmbH, a Swiss-registered company.