After much anticipation, the finalists of the Asia Hotel Design Awards have been announced, revealing an exciting diversity of talent across all hotel sectors. They are:

Architecture – Historical Building

1888 Hotel, Sydney, Australia by Shed Architects

Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand by Nava Studios

Orange Hotel Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan by T.K. Wang

The Scarlet, Singapore by Aedas

Architecture – Newbuild (resort)

Aqua Mekong Luxury River Cruise Boat, Mekong River by Noor

Park Hyatt, Changbaishan, China by David Baum

Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket, Thailand by Paola Navone

Sanak, Bali, Indonesia by d’apres nous design and build

Architecture – Newbuild (urban)

Holiday Inn Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand by SODA

The Castle Hotel, Dalian, China by WATG

The Puyu, Wuhan, China by Layan Design Group

The St. Regis, Chengdu, Sichuan by Aedas

Interior Design - Bar

Anti:dote at Fairmont Singapore by EDG Design

Cook & Brew at The Westin Singapore by FBEYE International

Grain at Four Seasons, Sydney, Australia by Dreamtime Australia Design

Manhattan Bar, Regent Singapore by Distillery

Royal Plaza Hotel, Hong Kong by Mathew Lui and Simon So

Interior Design - Bedrooms & Bathrooms

New World Makati Hotel, Manila, Philippines by White Jacket

Ovolo Southside Hotel, Hong Kong by K plus K Associates

The Puyu, Wuhan, China by Layan Design Group

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, Japan by Remedios Studios

The Shilla, Seoul, Korea by Remedios Studios

Interior Design - Cafe Bar or All Day Dining

Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand by P49

The Westin Hotel, Chongqing, China by CCD Cheng Chung Design

Social at The St. Regis, Chengdu, China by KokaiStudios

The Shilla Seoul, Korea by Remedios Studio

The Woods at Four Seasons, Sydney, Australia by Dreamtime Australia Design

Interior Design – Event Space (Conference, Banqueting & Meetings)

Grand Hyatt Shenyang, Chongqing, China by HBA

Hyatt Regency Chongming, China by Wilson Associates

The Castle Hotel, Dalian, China by HBA

The Puyu, Wuhan, China by Layan Design Group

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, Japan by Remedios Studio

Interior Design - Lobby, Lounge & Public Areas

Fairmont Singapore by EDG Design

Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket, Thailand by Paola Navone

The Puyu, Wuhan, China by Layan Design Group

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, Japan by Remedios Studo

Waldorf Astoria, Beijing, China by Yabu Pushelberg

Interior Design - Restaurant

Flint Grill & Bar at JW Marriott, Hong Kong by EDG Design

Seminyak Italian Food at Double Six, Bali, Indonesia by HC2 Architecture

Shinsen at Shangri-La, Bali, Indonesia by Stickman Tribe

Shiseido L'Osier, Shenyang, China by Pierre-Yves Rochon

The Kitchen Table at W Hotel, Tokyo, Japan by SODA

Interior Design - Spa & Wellness

Heavenly Spa by Westin, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia by AW Lake Spa Concepts

Point Yamu, COMO Shambhala by COMO, Phuket, Thailand by Paola Navone

Chi Spa & Pool Shangri-La Lhasa, Tibet, China by LTW Designworks

The Puyu, Wuhan, China by Layan Design Group, AW Lake Spa Concepts

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, Japan by Remedios Studio

Interior Design - Suite

Andaz Tokyo Suite, Andaz, Tokyo, Japan by tonychi and associates

Naumi Hotel, Singapore by White Jacket

St. Regis Lijiang Villas, Lijian, China by HBA

The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto, Japan by Remedios Studio

The Shilla Seoul, Korea by Remedios Studio

Launched by Sleeper Magazine, organiser of the European Hotel Design Awards, the first Asia Hotel Design Awards ceremony will take place in on 12 March, 2015 at the Parkroyal on Pickering in Singapore. The event is part of Singapore Design Week and will run alongside Hospitality 360° – a new exhibition for the hotel sector. For more information about the AHDA please visit: www.asiahoteldesignawards.com.

“We are delighted that the entries into the inaugural Asia Hotel Design Awards were the highest calibre of quality and creativity,” says Matt Turner, awards director and editor-in-chief of Sleeper Magazine. “The competition was very close and the finalists can be proud to have been voted as the best in their category. Asia is the world’s fastest growing region for new hotel design and development, with Singapore at its hub, and we are excited to recognise the diversity and talent of the designers and architects raising the bar for imagination and excellence in this rapidly changing region.”