The best European hotel for 2016 is Italian

Francesca Gugliotta


  • The main entrance of JW Marriott Resort&Spa in Venice, winner of the EHDA 2016
  • Il JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Venice (progettato da Matteo Thun & Partners) ha vinto anche il premio Adaptive Re-use (sezione Architecture Awards)
  •  All'interno del ristorante Dopolavoro del JW Marriott Resort & Spa
  • La Goco Spa del JW Marriott Venice si affaccia direttamente sulla laguna veneziana
  •  La Maisonette del JW Marriott Resort & Spa è stata premiata come miglior Suite nella sezione Interior Design Awards, agli EDHA 2016
  •  Villa Rose all'interno del JW Marriott è un romantico rifugio indipendente immerso nel verde: due piani, piscina esterna privata e area relax
  • L'Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (progettato da Mecanoo Architecten) è stato premiato per la categoria Newbuild (Architecture Awards)
  •  Vince il premio quale miglior Bar (Interior Design Awards) degli EDHA 2016, il Mandarin Bar del Mandarin Oriental di Milano, spazio progettato dallo studio Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Interiors
  •  Seconda nomina per il Mandarin Oriental di Milano per la miglior Spa, progettata dallo studio Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Interiors
  • Vila Monte Farm House ad Algarve (progetto di Vera Iachia Atelier) al gradino più alto del podio per la categoria Renovation & Restoration (Architecture Awards)
  • Il Kollazs Brasserie & Bar al Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace di Budapest (progetto di EDG) vince quale miglior Ristorante
  •  Il Marriott Heathrow Conference, Banquet & Event Spaces al London Heathrow Marriott Hotel (EPR Architects) premiato per la categoria Event Spaces (Interior Design Awards)
  • Vince per la categoria Lobby, Lounge & Public Areas, l'hotel Zoku di Amsterdam, progettato dallo studio Concrete
  • L'hotel Zoku raddoppia con la nomina per la categoria Bedrooms & Bathrooms

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24 NOV 2016
Matteo Thun&Partners have won the European Hotel Design Award 2016 for the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Venice. “A unique place, a real labor of love that respects the historical heritage of the location” – this was the panel’s verdict

Italy has taken its place on the podium of the international hospitality competition. Matteo Thun&Partners convinced the panel and won the coveted Hotel Design Award 2016 for the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Venice. “A unique place,” the panel declared, “characterized by great sensitivity towards the historical heritage of the location, a real labour of love that tastefully responds to the changes at the site. This project was chosen because of its successful, harmonious combination of design and architecture”.
Now in its 19th edition, the award celebrates the best ideas by the most important architecture and design firms in collaboration with developers and contractors in the hotel industry.
Thun&Partner’s work was also winner of the Adaptive Re-Use category, the renovation projects that best integrate with the local area.

The winner of the Newbuild architecture category was the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by the Mecanoo Architecten firm, a visionary hotel connected to the airport and the train station, which boasts Asian cuisine, a gin bar and a rejuvenating spa. Many other winners in different categories were announced (the complete list can be found here): Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel were awarded twice, winning the Spa&Wellness award and the Bar award, respectively for the spa and bar of the Mandarin Hotel in Milan.

A panel of 15 experts was assembled to judge the awards, headed by Celia Geyer, Senior Director Architecture & Design EMEA of Hilton Worldwide.
The award ceremony was held on Monday 21 November in the exclusive Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London, a short distance from some of the city’s distinctive landmarks, such as Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster, in the presence of 900 guests from all over Europe. As usual, the award ceremony was held on the day before the start of Sleep, the international hospitality and hotel design fair.