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The Best of Africas & Gulf States Hospitality Design

The Best Of Africas & Gulf States Hospitality Design:

Limited spaces remaining in a number of categories, XO Atelier on the importance of a personal touch, and Leisurepark Development make the shortlist…

As publishers for the design industry globally, we feel it is vitally important that we continue to share your work, promote your new collections, endorse new ideas and innovations and show the design world just how strong we are as a community. We may not be able to travel to conferences, overseas meetings and events for a while, but we at design et al, will do all we can to expose your work to clients globally during this time.

All awards PR, editorial, digital news edits and magazines will be published as usual. We will be adding to our global communication with The Best of Africas & Gulf States Hospitality Design update, along with further news edits and PR global level to help keep this industry moving.


A stylish city resort offering sublime serenity. Located behind The Arboretum Park, business travellers can escape from the bustle of Nairobi to a sanctuary of soothing and subtle luxury. Offering a sanctuary in the heart of downtown Nairobi, guests experience tranquillity from the moment they enter Radisson Blu Nairobi Arboretum, with residential style rooms and suites catering for long stays, a relaxing interior palette inspired by the park and calming views of the pool and park.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Arboretum has been shortlisted for Hotel Under 200 Rooms – Africas & Gulf States Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2020.

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As we continue to support and promote the global design industry, we remain inundated with applications from all over the globe. 2 categories have closed, and 10 more are set to follow.

Hotel Over 200 Rooms – Global: 4 Spaces Remaining
This category refers to a hotel which offers more than 200 guest rooms, located around the world. For this category we would expect to see all areas of the hotel.

Spa / Spa Hotel:
This category can refer to a Spa Hotel or the Spa area within a hotel from all around the world. We would expect to see a variety of images showing each area of the spa and any unique design features.

For further closing categories, please click here

To review our full list of categories, including our Africas & Gulf States regional categories please click here.


In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?

We received a lot of positive feedback on our recent projects like Toplum and the light installation we collaborated on with Lasvit. They are both supernatural; highly curated, integrating carefully chosen materials and surfaces so they are transformative; appearing different during the day and night. Being able to create work that synergises with the more esoteric desires seems to growing in popularity generally, and this is definitely our experience.

As a young studio with offices in Hong Kong and Dubai, there are distinct differences in how the market is moving regionally – there is a greater need for individuality, creating drama and a sense of theatre to draw in the consumer or user, and no longer just superfluous luxury and a cookie cutter approach.

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