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LIV Hospitality Design Awards Strengthens Global Influence with Eight Industry Leaders Joining Esteemed Jury Panel

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As the hospitality industry continues to evolve and raise the bar for design and guest experiences, these newly appointed jury members bring an array of expertise and fresh perspectives that promise to shape the future of the sector.

The LIV Hospitality Design Awards, a globally recognized platform celebrating excellence in hospitality architecture, interior design, and guest experiences, is thrilled to announce the addition of eight accomplished professionals to its esteemed jury.

These industry experts, renowned for their expertise and contributions, will play a pivotal role in evaluating and honoring outstanding projects that shape the hospitality landscape. With diverse backgrounds and extensive experience, the new jury members include: Jameel Abu Shuqair, Director, Architecture & Design Services – Middle East, Africa, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Jameel has 24 years of architectural experience and a strong passion for human interactive spaces. Ivan Pavlovic, Regional Senior Manager Design & Architecture Hospitality, NEOM, brings over two decades of experience in creating out-of-the-ordinary hospitality experiences. Audra Tuskes, Vice President, Global Design Strategies at Marriott International, leads a team defining the unique design strategy for luxury brands. Paul Matthew Wiste, Vice President Design Services, Asia Pacific, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, is known for researching and publishing future trends in hospitality design. Shilpa Suresh, Senior Associate at Rockwell Group, specializes in bringing emotion and personal narratives into designs, creating immersive experiences. Lichen Ding, Founder & Chief Designer at DLCA Architects, is an award-winning designer known for his blend of inspiration and functionality. Rutger van Erp, Vice President of Design & Construction, Odyssey Hotel group, oversees various departments, including design & construction, IT, procurement, and engineering. Erich Bernard, Founder and Managing Partner at BWM Designers & Architects, is a visionary in heritage conservation, hotel design, and F&B design, with a portfolio of award-winning interior designs and hospitality concepts.

These highly regarded experts will join an already distinguished lineup of jury members, which includes some of the biggest names in the hospitality and design world like Monika Moser, Chief Operating Officer at Campbell House; Mao Hua, Founder of EK Design and Design Director at Yu Qiang & Partners Interior Architects Studio; Ivo Christow, Head of Design at Krucker Partner AG; Marc Ledesma, Director F&B Design & Development at Marriott International; Bittor Sanchez Monasterio, Global Vice President Design Economy & Midscale Brands at Accor; Najee Syriani, Corporate Vice President - Projects at Rotana Hotels; Cristiano Pistis, BU Director Hospitality and Luxury Residential at Eclettico Design | Lombardini22; Federico Toresi, Global VP Design, Premium Brands at Accor; Lynn Wang, Head of Overseas Affairs Dept at Asia Pacific Design Center (APDC); Anne Faherty, Founder at Anne Faherty Interiors; Eric Leong, Vice President - Design & Technical Services at Minor Hotels; Elena Apiou, Head of Design at Adagio Aparthotels; and Jaime Andres Marin, Principal and Founder at Marin Architecture.

"As the LIV Hospitality Design Awards continue to lead the way in recognizing contributions to hospitality architecture and interior design, we're excited to welcome these eight accomplished professionals to our jury panel. Their diverse backgrounds and extensive experience not only enhance our program but also strengthen our commitment to rewarding excellence in the industry. With their fresh perspectives, we're confident they'll be instrumental in shaping the future of hospitality design and bringing added value to upcoming award winners", commented Astrid Hébert, Co-founder of LIV Hospitality Design Awards.

Chosen by a panel of esteemed professionals including architects, designers, hoteliers, developers, and leaders in architectural and interior design, the annual award winners have the chance to make their mark. Submissions for the awards are now open, offering the opportunity to secure the renowned LIV Awards trophy, receive widespread international exposure for exceptional designs, and access a range of exclusive privileges, with the final deadline set for January 7th, 2024. For more information and to begin the submission process, please visit the official website at livawards.com.

About the LIV Hospitality Design Awards:

LIV Hospitality Design Awards (livawards.com) recognize excellence in hospitality architecture, interior design, and guest experiences on a global scale. The mission of the LIV Hospitality Design Awards is to celebrate the quality and diversity of the architectural ventures and interior design projects shaping the worldwide hospitality industry today. The program was launched in 2020 and is an inclusive platform, pursuing and rewarding exceptional projects within LIVING and EATING spaces

LIV Awards is a sibling program of the LIT Lighting Design Award (LIT), SIT Furniture Design Award (SIT), and BLT Built Design Awards (BLT), all focusing on Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting, which have emerged as some of the most well-known Design Awards today.

LIV Hospitality Design Awards is a program under the 3C Awards, a leading organization curating and promoting design across the globe. The company represents today’s diversity and innovation in Lighting Design, Furniture Design, Sport Design, Interior Design, and Architecture. Each brand is a symbol of design excellence around the world, showcasing Professional and Emerging designers’ work to over 100 expert jury members. 3C Awards is owned by Three C Group GmbH, a Swiss-registered company.

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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