Friday, February 10, 2012

Call for Entries! Radical Innovation in Hospitality

The sixth annual Radical Innovation in Hospitality Competition is seeking entries from hospitality professionals and students for their groundbreaking ideas. Co-founded by The John Hardy Group and Hospitality Design (HD) magazine, and sponsored by founding sponsor Global Allies, the Radical Innovation in Hospitality Competition promotes innovation and global thought-leadership in hospitality. It showcases the best hospitality strategies in architecture and interior design that incorporate new concepts and enhance the guest experience.

2011 Winner: THE ARK

Entries are welcome from individual designers, design teams, brands, and design students across the globe and will be judged by a jury of top hospitality development experts, investors, and industry insiders. The two most radically innovative entries will receive Las Vegas airfare and accommodations to attend the 2012 Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo) in Las Vegas. On May 15th, the finalists will describe their concepts in-depth and explore project merits with the jury before opening up the final decision to attendees who will cast their votes in real-time to determine the $10,000 grand-prize winner. The runner-up winner will receive $5,000, and the student winner will receive $1,500. New this year: HGTV personality Vern Yip will emcee the judging session.

The jurors are:

Wing Chao | founding principal | Wing T. Chao Architect
John Hardy | president and CEO | The John Hardy Group 
Claude Amar | managing director | The John Hardy Group 
Michael Medzigian | chairman and managing partner | Watermark Capital Partners
Jena Thornton, LEED AP | senior vice president | 
Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) LP
Simon Turner | president, global development | Starwood Hotels & Resorts
James Woods | managing partner | Keen Partners

Emcee: Vern Yip | architectural and interior designer and HGTV personality

Submission deadline is March 1st. 

Entry forms and complete details are available online at sign up for the session during HD Expo, visit

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