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2022 The Radical Innovation annual award Winners

Each year, The Radical Innovation annual award competition calls for entries to design the future of the hospitality and travel industries. We asked you to vote on the finalists and choose the winners. We are thrilled to share who you selected as the 2022 Radical Innovation Award Winners!

OBM International | United States


Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio | Turkey


Contesi Design Company | Georgia


TIArch Kazan State University of Architecture & Engineering, Russia Submitted by Kseniya Krepkogorskaya & Danil Nazarov


Submitted by Ocean Builders, Panama, Grant Romundt, Omer Larranaga & Sergio Ramirez


Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan Submitted by Yu-Chieh Chien


Submitted by Osarodion “Victory” Igbinobaro


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The Opposite House collaborates with Spanish street artist gerGA Presenting an abstract urban art piece

Beijing, 27 November 2018 – The Opposite House is excited to collaborate with Spanish street artist, gerGA, to present a distinct urban art piece at the property. Through a 20-meter mural, gerGA shows the emotional conflict and inspiration which Beijing brought to him.

“I was born with the first generation of freedom in Spain. I grew up in a sunny paradise, which became a tourist city – concrete and without soul. During my time in Madrid and Barcelona, I learned to become inspired by my surroundings, before spending time in the creative and colourful streets of Berlin. Now, in Beijing, I challenge myself to create pocket cities, balancing between different aesthetics and the spontaneous energy of the city, creating design without any preconceived goal,“ said gerGA.

As an architect and designer, gerGA is fascinated by urban situations, high density spaces, large metropolitan areas and super crowded places and tries to combine these elements into an aggressive minimal representation of an abstract urban area.

Parallel to his architectural work on large-scale projects in China, he has been developing an art concept inspired on urban densities, and exploring how to represent them in real spaces creating large scale mural paintings. His work for The Opposite House is a spray-painted creation inspired by the multiple situations that can be experienced on a daily basis in a metropolis like Beijing.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or +86(10) 6417-6688

About The Opposite House
The Opposite House is located in Taikoo Li Sanlitun — a vibrant new open-plan shopping, dining and entertainment destination developed by Swire Properties. The hotel’s 99 guest studios include nine spacious suites and a penthouse duplex with a 240-sq m roof terrace. More than half of all the studios are over 70 sq m and all are strikingly simple with natural wooden floors and subtle touches of Chinese décor.

Kengo Kuma
A prominent architect and interior designer, Kengo Kuma is one of Japan’s most celebrated art and design geniuses. His design vision is what gave The Opposite House its unique sense of style. Kengo Kuma was born in Kanagawa, Japan. He graduated from The University of Tokyo, school of engineering, and continued his studies at Columbia University, New York. He is the founder of two design studios: “Spatial Design” and “Kengo Kuma & Associates”. Amongst many of his visionary projects are LVMH Group Japan headquarters, Great (Bamboo) Wall House and Suntory’s Tokyo office building.

Art Installation
The Atrium of The Opposite House presents itself as a contemporary gallery. The Opposite House curates all art installations on a quarterly basis, presenting its guests with a world of contemporary arts steeped in fresh cultural insights. A well-regarded sculpture collection, inspired by the textile-clad façade of the architecture, represents 10 of the best Chinese artists at the moment from Beijing, Hong Kong, Australia and London.

Restaurants and Bars
Village Café: Enjoy international favourites in a spacious, cosmopolitan setting with a family-friendly vibe. Whether you’re in for a quick pick-me-up or looking for a spot to meet, Village Café offers a little something for everyone. Jing Yaa Tang: Dine on classic dishes cooked to perfection by our team of first-class chefs. The award-wining Jing Yaa Tang presents a selection of internationally recognised dishes inspired by the famous Beijing roast duck, as well as a wide range of regional favourites across China. Using the finest ingredients and expertly executed, savour authentic Chinese cuisine at its best. Mesh: With an extensive menu of original cocktails and wine, our contemporary lounge is the place to see and be seen.

About Swire Hotels and Swire Restaurants
Swire Hotels has been created to manage soulfully individual hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the USA, providing a characterful experience for well-travelled individually minded travellers who seek originality, style and personalised service. We create distinctive hotels with a sense of place that break with convention.

The company’s first hotel, The Opposite House in Beijing, opened in 2008 and was followed by The Upper House, Hong Kong, and then by EAST, Hong Kong, EAST, Beijing, The Temple House, Chengdu and EAST, Miami. The Middle House in Shanghai, our latest addition, opened in April 2018. A restaurant division was set up in 2013 to manage the company’s stand-alone restaurant operations. Our first restaurant, Plat du Jour opened in November 2013 followed by Public and Ground Public in Quarry Bay. The Continental in Pacific Place opened in October 2014 and Mr & Mrs Fox in 2015, followed by the second Plat du Jour that opened in Pacific Place in 2016. Our latest addition, Republic, a sub-brand of Public opened in Taikoo Place in December 2017.

About Taikoo Li Sanlitun
Taikoo Li Sanlitun, located at the centre of Sanlitun, Chaoyang District in Beijing, comprises two sites, Taikoo Li Sanlitun South and North, with a total floor area of over 136,000 sq m (approximately 1.47 million sq ft)* spreading over 19 creative and stylish buildings, including an award-winning urban hotel, The Opposite House.

Taikoo Li Sanlitun was Swire Properties’ first commercial property to open for business in Mainland China in 2008, blending fashion and trends, art and culture, and shopping and dining. As the iconic fashion destination in Beijing, Taikoo Li Sanlitun offers more than 200 shops, combining the most creative young talents and globally renowned fashion brands, including I.T Beijing Market’s global flagship store, Miu Miu’s flagship store in Asia, Alexander Wang’s flagship store in Asia, Alexander McQueen’s first store in China, Paul Smith’s flagship store in Beijing, Christian Louboutin’s boutique store in Beijing, Balenciaga’s flagship store in Beijing, Balmain’s flagship store in China, Kenzo’s flagship store, Gentle Monster’s flagship store in China, Hollister’s boutique store in Beijing, COS’s flagship store in Beijing, Kurt Geiger’s first store in Beijing, Jo Malone’s boutique store in Beijing, Diptyque + 1010 Apothecary’s boutique store in Beijing, M.A.C’s boutique store in China, Page One’s flagship store in Beijing, Adidas’ first brand centre in Asia-Pacific and Apple’s first store in China, as well as a unique cultural entertainment space, The Orange, and parking for more than 880 cars. The retail portions of Taikoo Li Sanlitun and The Opposite House are both wholly owned by Swire


Visit Taikoo Li Sanlitun’s website at

* Gross floor area excludes car park areas.

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Wonderfully New Deluxe Rooms at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel 

Restyled guest rooms for the savvy urban travelers 

Kuala Lumpur, 8 October 2018 - Following an extensive makeover, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel has elevated the hotel to a new level of modern luxury and unique elegance with restyled guest rooms in the West Wing. 

The new rooms now showcase a fresh and contemporary design - sophisticated, tasteful and sleek, reflecting and catering to the key personalities of a Social Discoverer who celebrates all things that contribute to living a life less ordinary. With spacious sizes ranging from 40m2, the restyled rooms are decorated with luxury amenities a savvy urban traveler would appreciate.

Taking on a neutral colour palette, the ergonomically designed room is fitted with re-engineered wood flooring, a day bed that also doubles up as an extra bed and the luxurious Marriott’s Plush Bedding with topper and rich linen, contributing to a good night's sleep. Meanwhile, the reconfigured bathroom offers guests a greater space for an upgraded bathroom experience, and is installed with 4-bay bathroom fixtures comprising of a long bath and rain shower.

Discerning business and leisure travelers have a range of accommodation to choose from, offering something for everyone. All guestrooms are equipped with ensuite work space for the convenience of business travellers. Large windows flood the rooms with natural play of light and views of either the city or our Olympic-sized swimming pool. The Renaissance Suite offers a spacious living area and an adjacent bedroom for guests to immerse in sophisticated comfort and plush interior with plenty of space for family, work or both.

Wonderfully New Deluxe Rooms at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel Restyled guest rooms for the savvy urban travelers Other thoughtful facilities include a Samsung 48” full HD Smart TV and seamless Internet connectivity throughout the hotel. As guests’ safety is of highest concern, every guest room door is now equipped with the high tech radio frequency identification door lock system (RFID) and IP camera security system.

 “While the Hotel has undergone significant refurbishments in the past, we constantly strive to keep our product current, appealing and fresh to ensure we retain our competitive edge and cater to our Social Discovers or today’s travelers. We certainly are excited and so are our guests to experience this stunning transformation,” said Hotel General Manager Paul Cannings. 

 Strategically located and just steps from the city’s shopping and commercial heart, the Hotel provides convenient access to the Central Business District and main tourist attractions within the sprawling city. Follow us on Instagram renaissancekualalumpur and Google+ Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Like us on Facebook

Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel puts guests in the heart of the Golden Triangle and just steps to the renowned Petronas Twin Towers while the Bukit Nanas monorail and Dang Wangi light rail transit stations are around the corner from the hotel. Opportunities for indulgence abound, at any of the dining venues or at Mandara Spa. Enjoy lavish buffets at TEMPTationS and authentic Chinese dishes at Dynasty Restaurant or relax in the comforts of the Lobby Lounge.

After indulging, head to the Fitness Center, Olympic-size pool, tennis and badminton courts, nearby hiking trails for some recreation or hit the city for a dose of retail therapy. With 40,000 square feet of event space, the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel is a top choice for conventions, meetings, weddings and celebrations, offering one of the country's largest pillar-free ballroom which can seat up to 2,000 guests.

At Renaissance Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., it is Business Unusual. Each of our over 160 hotels, located in nearly 35 countries and territories around the world, is unique and every stay offers unconventional programs that help business travelers discover rich, local experiences. We promise to feed the curiosity, fuel the imagination and excite the senses of our guests, who see their business trip as an exciting opportunity for new, interesting and sharable moments. We offer signature events in our lobbies, bars and lounges designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, mixology, gastronomy and more.

Renaissance Navigators are neighborhood experts who are ready to assist guests in discovering true local flavors and activities. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting, rooted in creative sensory meeting design and customcurated local Navigator excursions and networking events. At Renaissance Hotels, we strive to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey.

Renaissance Hotels is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. To discover more visit For upcoming events visit Join the conversation on Facebook, twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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CONTEMPLATION Photography & ArchitectureMonumental Pavillion made out of bamboo which hosts black and white photographs



1, Quai de la Gare maritime, 13200 Arles


Exhibition from 2 July to 23 September 2018
Opening Week of the Rencontres d’Arles 2 to 8 July 2018
Monday to Sunday – 10am to 7:30pm


Rencontres d’Arles passes: badge for the opening week,
entrance to all exhibitions and day pass.
€10 full price inc. VAT for a single entrance
Free entry for under children 18 (accompanied by an adult),disabled visitors and people receiving AAH, RSA, ASS or ASPAbenefit
Discount rate for one person accompanying a disabled person.

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Karma Group and P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Architects are working together to enhance existing Karma properties and create spectacular new ones. P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Principals Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich have found a kindred spirit in John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Group, as they share a common passion for stepping beyond the boundaries to create experiences and forms that challenge and engage across all the senses.

Led by partners Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S is a leading architectural practice based in Los Angeles, California, bringing a critical and progressive approach to projects across scales, agendas and geographies, insisting on the cultural and social relevance of architectural form and aesthetics in the contemporary city. P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S has gained international recognition as one of the most intriguing and progressive firms working in architecture today. With more than 15 years of building experience, they have completed projects in the US, South America and Asia and have exhibited worldwide, most notably at the Venice Biennale in Italy, The Chicago Biennial, the Art Institute of Chicago, The San Francisco MOMA and The Vienna MAK Museum, where their work is also part of the permanent collections.

“For a practice that still believes in the idea of the global yet deeply committed to local and vernacular traditions, working with visionary extraordinaire John Spence [and everyone in the Karma family!] has given us the incredible opportunity to think and speculate on a group of very diverse projects on very distinct and remarkable sites,” said Georgina Huljich, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Principal.

John Spence’s love and dedication to Architecture has seen him appointed as Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow at Yale University as well as the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA. He also worked with students from the University of Pennsylvania to design a chateau development in Carcassonne, sharing his knowledge and passion with the architects and designers of tomorrow. John’s keen eye for architectural quality has seen his company acquire and build spectacular properties all over the world that perfectly reflect the Karma ethos of offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations.

“It is wonderful to have the unique brilliance of the team at P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S involved in the exciting projects Karma Group have in the works at the moment,” said John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Group. “From the design of the brand new Karma Sanctum in Uluwatu, Bali and the brilliant Phase VI development at Karma Kandara to the expansion of Karma Reef at Gili Meno and the Karma Kandara Beach Club, we are keeping the P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S architects extremely busy! The results are going to be stunning.”


Karma Sanctum, Bali
Standing out from the lush scenery of the island and the often-noisy street JL. Raya Uluwatu, the project aims to present visitors with an iconic oasis: a welcoming and relaxing escape and a memorable spatial and aesthetic experience. Shaped in a crystalline form and clad in black volcanic stone that contrasts gold accents in its interior, the project is distinctly contemporary in its aesthetics while insinuating local Balinese motifs. By orienting the suites towards the exterior in the direction of the north-west views, the V-shaped mass maximizes exterior views whilst preserving a small existing temple located towards the back of the site.

Karma Kandara, Phase VI, Bali
Phase VI is the natural extension of the existing Karma Kandara resort masterplan and an ambitious conclusion for this magnificent site. Consisting of various unit typologies including apartments, penthouses and townhouse style villas and to be executed in various sub-phases, the ambitious proposal aims to take full advantage of the natural topography maximizing views and access within the resort. The project is organized around a central communal courtyard which includes various amenity spaces: a lazy pool, a swim-up pool bar and a restaurant, all together establish a new destination within the resort, affording guests and visitors with endless possibilities for social events and gatherings.

Karma Reef, Gili Meno, Indonesia
On the smallest island of Indonesia’s Gili Archipelagos –Gili Meno- Karma Reef resort is located in an untouched paradise and the most peaceful and under developed of the three Gilli islands.

With 270 meters of frontage towards the sea, the new resort will be organized around a playful radial configuration with Karma Beach Club as its epicenter. Intending to capture the irreplaceable essence of this small idyllic island, the radiating organization allows for the optimization of individual views while creating a unique feeling of cohesion between distinct areas of the resort. Surrounding its center –located less than 70 meters from Gili Meno Pier- are gathering spaces including the main common activities and amenities such as the Lobby, Restaurant, Bar, shared pools and Spa with a connection towards the sea, as well as an alternated and “natural” distribution of a series of unique villas around it as well as other complementary common amenities connected through internal pathways.

Karma Kandara Beach Club, Bali
The project consists of the extension of Karma Kandara Beach Club, one of the most exclusive and attractive beach clubs on the island. Connected by a wooden bridge across a small stream of water descending from the cliff, the new design extends the local Balinese style of the existing club, blending it with a dynamic composition and a contemporary sense of aesthetics. Responding to the singularity of a unique site, the extension comprises an undulating pool anchored around a natural boulder on one side and a swim-up bar with a conical roof on the other. Mimicking the natural geography of the site, an engaging cloverleaf-shaped bar will create a lively experience as it supports a series of cascading terraces with private cabanas and lounge chairs.

“Research, speculation and contemporary design have been an essential part of our relationship with Karma Group’s John Spence,” said Marcelo Spina, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Principal. “In all of these, we share his enthusiasm for new ideas as well as his belief in making each destination a memorable experience, and having Architecture as a vital aspect of that experience.“



Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations and is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and member of the 2013 judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. John was honoured by the Yale University School of Architecture by being appointed the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow and has also been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA as well as working with students from the University of Pennsylvania to design a chateau development in Carcassonne. The Karma Group is comprised of Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa and Karma Boutique. The Group is currently operating 22 resorts in more than 10 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. There are currently five properties in development and the Group is negotiating three separate acquisitions in Scotland (a golf resort), Cyprus and Bulgaria. In 2016, Karma group and Sanctum Hotel Group announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic rock ‘n’ roll styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club. In 2017, Karma were awarded the contract to manage and develop the golf course on Rottnest Island in Western Australia and in Greece, RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, selected Karma Group to manage its operations in the Greek market whilst redevelopment began on Karma Minoan in Crete. Karma Group is a sponsor of the England Rugby 7’s team through the 2017/18 season, the Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7’s in San Francisco as well as the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens, the world's largest school rugby tournament.

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New Indonesia-based Office Integrates Interior Design, Architecture and Landscape Services to Deliver Global Bespoke Resort Hospitality Design

BALI, INDONESIA (August 9, 2017) – Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the world’s leading hospitality interior design firm, continues to be on the forefront of the growing hotel industry with the launch of the firm’s seventh subdivision, HBA Resort ( The new design division will specialize in creating bespoke, luxury resort properties globally with its flagship office based out of Bali, Indonesia, a hub for Southeast Asia’s flourishing resort community. The design team will draw inspiration from Bali’s enchanting locale working with local artisans and craftsman for indigenous and authentic design projects to create the world’s most treasured resorts.

“For more than 50 years, HBA has been the creative force behind some of the world’s most exceptional resorts within the most exclusive destinations. With more owners and operators seeking out these types of bespoke properties, we responded to the overwhelming demand and reflected the need for increased specialization in hospitality design by delivering individualized, tailored design for each resort,” said HBA CO-CEO Ian Carr. “Our unrivaled capability to offer our clients a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all their design needs from a resort capital such as Bali has HBA Resort poised to be the leader in its industry and we look forward to introducing yet another thriving division from the HBA family.”

HBA’s portfolio already includes an award-wining selection of resort properties, including the Four Seasons Seychelles, Park Hyatt Maldives, Jumeirah Maldives and Eagle Island Botswana. HBA Resort has already begun work on Anzara Nusa Lembongan in Bali, Intercontinental Hotel Bali and New World Grand Bali Resort.

The new division will be spearheaded by HBA Principal David Haughton, who has resided and designed in Bali for the past 25 years. Haughton is responsible for leading both HBA Resort offices in Indonesia in Bali and Jakarta. “Resort tourism has grown organically over the past 30 years to become more bespoke and personalized for the guest over time. Gone are the days of generic hotels made to fit all guests – today, we create narrative-driven hotels that speak to each hotel’s distinct and discerning visitor by creating an experience through tailor-made design,” said Haughton. “As an artist myself, I have always taken a very hands-on approach to my designs and in working with our clients, I believe it’s what helps us design to each region and market, and create an imaginative new product each time.”

HBA Resort stands apart for its ability to deliver full service resort projects with a hands-on approach – from boutique to comprehensive, large scale mixed-use developments with complete turn-key services backed by 51 years of HBA’s expertise. The new office offers a cohesive service from feasibility master planning packages through room and villa design, hospitality and procurement disciplines. Located in the design base of Bali, surrounded and inspired by the pure artisanal spirit of tropical island life, the design team has direct and exclusive access to the region’s talented artisans specializing in metalwork, stonework, carving and other lost arts that are only found in this region.

HBA Resort’s Bali office utilizes a holistic combination of interior design, architecture, landscape, lighting and art – drawing upon the exploration and skills of HBA’s worldwide network of design studios. The team’s environment is their ethos: whether in reference to an island, desert, volcanic mountain or tropical jungle setting, Bali’s enchantment inspires a unique approach to luxury hospitality.


About Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA)
World-renowned as the “Number One Hospitality Design Firm” by INTERIOR DESIGN, Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), HBA creates the signature looks of today’s luxury brands and unveils the world’s most anticipated hotels, resorts, spas, casinos, restaurants, cruise ships, independent contemporary boutique hotels and world-class residences. Leading the hotel design industry since 1965, HBA remains keenly attuned to the pulse of changing industry trends governed by today’s sophisticated traveler. The company′s international presence, depth of experience, and detailed industry knowledge enables them to identify interior design trends at their source, make definitive predictions about new directions and innovations, and influence design standards at a global level. HBA′s ultimate objective is to add value, raise standards and enhance the brand of a project’s owner and operator.

From continent to continent, each HBA interior is the result of a unique and sensitive response to location, architecture, and client vision. With more than 1,700 designers around the globe in 26 offices in nearly every major city, HBA is a true global company. HBA′s international presence, combined with its extensive knowledge of the interior design industry, has facilitated the ability to rewrite the language of design with each new project. In the past six years, the firm has launched six new design divisions, including Illuminate, Studio HBA, Canvas Art Consultants, HBA Architecture, HBA Graphics and HBA Residential.

HBA has been honored by Hospitality Design's Platinum Circle Visionary Award and HD Awards, Boutique Design's Gold Key Awards, MEIDA 2017 Awards, China Starlight Awards, China Golden Pillow Awards, and Best D.E.S.I.G.N. Hotel Awards, to name a few. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.