The Hilden Style Awards have now launched for 2016, complete with a brand new look. The hospitality design awards invites stylish independent and boutique hotels, B&Bs, restaurants – and now care homes – to enter in a bid to win some fantastic prizes.
The Style Awards, powered by Vision Support Services, are now in their fourth year. Each year the awards have stayed true to their aim in finding the ‘unsung hereos’ of hospitality interior design, inviting independent establishments or groups with less than 10 venues to take part. Establishments must submit a photo of their most stylish room to be in with a chance of winning.
“Last year our awards were really successful and we knew we needed to keep building on this success and not become complacent,” says Jenny Dixon, Manager of the Hilden Style Awards. “That’s why we have ensured the awards stay fresh and current with a brand new look, brand new categories and brand new judges.
“Our 2016 categories take into account the ‘complete package’ rather than looking at just one room. This year establishments will have their whole venue taken into consideration which we feel is a more accurate reflection of a stylish experience.
“We’ve also digressed into a new sector, introducing healthcare interiors, particularly the care home market, into the awards this year -we feel this is a market currently investing more and more into offering relaxing and stylish experiences to patients.”
The categories this year are therefore: Most Stylish Independent Hotel/B&B, Most Stylish Independent Restaurant and Most Stylish Care Home. Jenny adds: “With our new care home category we wanted to represent an up and coming stylish sector. This award will take into account how establishments make their homes functional and practical whilst adding elements of stylish design.”
The awards are also back with brand new judges. This year’s judges include: Lee Birchall, Architect & Interior Designer for Bar/Restaurant/Hospitality and Healthcare, Ellie Tennant, Interior Design Journalist, Gemma Ralph, Deputy Editor of Hospitality Interiors Magazine, Lucy Forsyth, Healthcare Interior Designer, Jeremy Tring, Editor of Eat.Sleep.Drink Magazine and Victoria Hargreaves, Sales Manager of Vision Support Services’ Hospitality division.
Jenny said: “We have carefully selected our judges and added an additional seat to the panel this year to reflect the growth and calibre of the awards. Our new judges bring a great mix of expertise and opinions from the hospitality and healthcare industries.”
This year’s prizes include £500 to spend at Hilden.co.uk, a case of champagne, Nespresso coffee machines and luxury Liddell robes. Jenny finished: “We are really excited about the 2016 awards and know they are going to be bigger and better than ever before. We can’t wait to see what stylish establishments we can uncover this year.”
The Hilden Style Awards are open from 16th May to 2nd September 2016, click here to enter.