NEWH Las Vegas is honored to announce the award recipients for the 12th Annual HOSPY Awards.  The awards dinner and fundraiser recognizes “Excellence in the Hospitality Industry”. The event was held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Wynn Las Vegas. click the thumbnail to the right for a picture slideshow of the event or click here

New this year, prior to the evening of the HOSPY Awards, was an Owners’ Roundtable. The Owners’ Roundtable was launched over a decade ago by Hospitality Design at the HD Expo. In the past several years, they have partnered with NEWH, The Hospitality Industry Network, in presenting this successful format at various trade shows throughout the country, and the NEWH Leadership Conference. As the Hospitality Industry’s only rotating roundtable, this event allows guests to meet owners, developers and brand executives face-to-face for a free flowing discussions of industry issues, forecasts, ideas, and trends. he HOSPY Get one-on-one face time with owners, developers, and brand executives for a free-flowing discussion of industry issues, forecasts, and trends.

The HOSPY Awards recognizes individuals and firms for extraordinary achievement in architecture, design, and development in the hospitality industry. The event raises funds for student scholarships in architecture, interior design, construction, hotel management, gaming management and culinary arts.

During the awards portion of the event, awards were presented to participating firms.

Friedmutter Group
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sioux City, IA

Best Lounge/Bar
Friedmutter Group
14 Forty at Horseshoe Casino, Baltimore, MD

Best Fine Dining
Novus Architecture
Lago by Julian Serrano at the Bellagio Resort & Casino

Best Casual Dining
Beach Grill at Island View Casino & Resort, Gulfport, MS

Best Stand Alone Restaurant
Cuningham Group Architecture
The Boathouse, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Best Design on a Dime
Urban Design Studio
The Lodge at Nakomo, Clio, CA

Best Typical Guestroom
Bergman Walls & Associates

Best Suite
Bret Michaels Rock Star Suite at Hard Rock, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Best Casino Space
Wynn Design & Development
Southside Junket at Wynn Macau, Macau, China

Best Casino Space
Galaxy Phase 2 at Jinmen Casino, Macau, China

Best Hotel
Friedmutter Group
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sioux City, IA