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Crystalbrook Kingsley, Sweden Receives Prestigious Paul Davis Award for Interior Design

The hospitality industry’s leading creative minds were celebrated on Tuesday night at the Australasia-Pacific Hotel Design Awards 2022 at SkyCity Adelaide.

The awards recognize outstanding hotel interior design projects located in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific (including Hawaii) that demonstrate design innovation, a commitment to sustainable design practices and deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Suede Interior Design received the prestigious Paul Davis Award for Australasia Pacific Hotel of the Year for interior design at Crystalbrook Kingsley.

Crystalbrook Collection CEO Geoff York was on hand to receive the award that evening.

“We are really proud to be recognized for this particular hotel of ours,” York said before thanking the designers and architects who were consulted on the project as well as the hotel team.

“We were able to bring a wonderful level to the top of the building with an amazing restaurant and dining experience overlooking Newcastle Harbour. It’s a great hotel,” he added.

Highly Commended in this category were P49 Deesign for interior design at Sofitel Adelaide and DKO for Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

DKO also received the Hotel of the Year – Refurbishment award for its work on the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

Hotel of the Year – The conversion was awarded to Suede Interior Design for Crystalbrook Kingsley, with Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort receiving Highly Commended in this category.

The judges said the commitment to storytelling in Project Outrigger was impressive. The use of Native Hawaiians was celebrated, and the judges observed that the design direction was rooted in local Waikiki history and culture. Outrigger Hotels and Resorts CEO Jeff Wagoner proudly accepted the accolade on the evening.

P49 Deesign’s work on Sofitel Adelaide resulted in the design studio being voted Hotel of the Year – New Construction.

The judges felt that this project embraced the Sofitel brand of “French elegance” and “celebrated the link between Adelaide and Bordeaux as wine capitals”. The result is a “tactical design, especially in public spaces that exudes great personality,” the judges said.

Woods Baggot was highly commended in the New Construction category for his work on Next Hotel Melbourne

The judges said: “The committed ESG approach of this project was impressive. And it has already obtained a five-star green rating for construction design and operation. A focus on using locally made rugs, carpets, furniture and artwork was central to the sourcing. Minimizing food waste, bulk sourcing and eco-friendly choices all contributed to this great result. »