In this video produced by Dezeen for AHEAD, judges of the AHEAD Americas awards Johnathan Garrison, Jayson Seidman and Audra Tuskes discuss how new hotels across the Americas are drawing on local history to create memorable guest experiences.
The Siren Hotel in Detroit, which was named of Hotel of the Year, was commended by judges for evoking the glamour of the Motor City in the early 20th instead of referencing the popular aesthetics of industry and decay associated with the city’s recent past.
Amongst the other projects highlighted by the judges was Gold-Diggers, a tiny hotel in Los Angeles that was awarded for its event spaces and guest rooms.
The Eaton DC, which won the award for best spa and wellness spaces, combines modernist design details with pieces by local artists that nod to the US’s turbulent contemporary political and social climate.
Solaz Los Cabos, a resort hotel in Mexico, took home awards in the Hotel Newbuild and Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces categories.
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