Acting as a catalyst for new ideas in hotel design, The Radical Innovation in Hospitality Award will accept submissions for its international competition starting Friday, Dec. 14. Co-founded and co-produced by The John Hardy Group and Hospitality Design magazine (sponsored by Global Allies), Radical Innovation has challenged designers to create innovative concepts for the past six years.
All entries will be reviewed and three finalists will be selected by an esteemed jury: John Hardy, president/CEO, The John Hardy Group; Claude Amar, president, The John Hardy Group International; Michael Medzigian, chairman/managing partner, Watermark Capital Partners; Jena Thornton, managing director, Eagle Rock Ventures; Simon Turner, president, global development, Starwood Hotels; James Woods, president and chief operating officer, The Bowls; Wing Chao, renowned master planner, architect and designer. The event will be moderated by hospitality industry authority and speaker, Barbara DeLollis, Hotel Check-In Editor, USA Today.
Finalists present their concepts in front of the jury and a live audience on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas during Hospitality Design Expo. In the spirit of democracy, attendees will watch a debate by the jury, then vote for the best concept; the winner is announced at the conclusion of the event.
“Each year, we receive submissions that push the limits of what we expect from traditional hospitality as we set the stage for a showcase of true originality, often introducing groundbreaking concepts from around the world,” said John Hardy, president/CEO, The John Hardy Group.
How to Submit
Entries must include guestrooms and public areas. Food and beverage facilities or other amenities are highly encouraged. All submissions are scored on potential impact on the industry, design creativity, narrative, and viability.
The competition is open to all individuals, firms, and brands. Students will be judged in their own category without an entry fee. Entries will be accepted from Dec. 14 – Mar. 1, 2013. The grand prize is $10,000, second prize is $5,000, and student prize is $1,500.
For more details on the competition, visit: radicalinnovationinhospitality.com
About The John Hardy Group
The John Hardy Group provides independent, strategic development services to joint venture partners, asset managers and major brands engaged in hospitality real estate, globally. Recognized as the leader in creating creative solutions to complex challenges in building developments, the company uses propriety project research, planning and execution processes established by the group.
JHG has successfully managed more than $6 billion in development-related assignments and completed projects with more than $2 billion in value, encompassing 866 hospitality projects in 35 countries. JHG operates internationally from offices located in Atlanta, New York and Paris.