Olga Polizzi
Olga Polizzo wins Outstanding Contribution Award

The great and the good of the hospitality industry gathered at the Lancaster London on Tuesday 23rd November 2010 for contract interiors event ‘Sleep 10’.  Attendees including hoteliers,analysts, developers, architects, and designers eagerly anticipated the results of the 13th annual European Hotel Design Awards.

Notable is this year’s Outstanding Contribution Award to Olga Polizzi, the designer behind her older brother’s hotel company, the Rocco Forte Collection.  She was also recognised for the hotels she created in her own right – Hotel Tresanton in St Mawes, Cornwall, and Hotel Endsleigh in Milton Abbot, Devon.



The European Hotel Design Awards



The full list of winners were as follows:


Conversion of an existing hotel building:

  • NH Porta Rossa – Florence, Italy

Conversion of an existing building to hotel use:

  • Mandarin Oriental – Barcelona, Spain


Bedrooms & Bathrooms

  • Park Plaza Westminster Bridge – London, England

Café, Bar, Nightclub or Lounge

  • Michelberger Hotel – Berlin, Germany

Lobby and Public Areas

  • Lime Wood Hotel – Hampshire, England


  • Blanc Restaurant at Mandarin Oriental- Barcelona, Spain

Spa, Health & Leisure Facilities

  • The Dorchester Hotel Spa – London, England


  • The Romanos – Costa Navarino, Greece


Sustainability Award

  • Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers – Copenhagen, Denmark

Outstanding Contribution

  • Olga Polizzi

Hotel Brand of the Year

  • Holiday Inn Express Guest Room Design

The European Hotel Design of the Year Award: Best of the Best

  • Mandarin Oriental – Barcelona, Spain

Tomorrow’s Hotel Award

  • Re_inhabit by WATB
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