NEWH Las Vegas is honored to announce the award recipients for the 14th Annual HOSPY Awards. The awards dinner and fundraiser recognizes “Excellence in the Hospitality Industry”. The event was held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Wynn Las Vegas. click the thumbnail to the right for a picture slideshow of the event or click here

Again 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.

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.

Best Lobby/Registration
TAL Studio
The Viceroy Hotel Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Best Lounge/Bar
Simeone Deary Design Group
Rosina Cocktail Bar & Lounge
Palazzo Las Vegas

Best Ballroom Convention
SP Design Consulting
JW Marriott, Parq Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

Best Fine Dining
Friedmutter Group
Scotch 80 Prime Steakhouse
Palms Casino Resort & Spa

Best Casual Dining
Klai Juba Wald Interiors
8 at Luk Fu – Live! Casino & Hotel
Hanover, Maryland

Best Buffet
Friedmutter Group
A.Y.C.E. Buffet
Palms Resort & Casino

Best Stand Alone Restaurant
Dezmotif Studios
Lincoln South Food Hall (Market Hall)
Bellevue, Washington

Best Typical Guestroom
TAL Studio
Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palms
Eureka – Buenavista, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Best Suite
Avenue Interior Design
Palms Fantasy Tower – 2 Bedroom Penthouse
Palms Casino Resort & Spa

Best Spa
TAL Studio
Four Seasons – Sensei Spa at Lanai
Lanai City, Hawaii

Best Design on a Dime
Bunnyfish Studio
Renaissance Restaurant Renovation
Reno, Nevada

Best Hospitality Retail Space
Marnell Design
The Raiders Image
Henderson, Nevada

Best Theatrical Experience
Innovativo Design, Inc.
Grand Theatre VIP Boxes and Entry – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
Reno, Nevada

Best Resort Pool
Friedmutter Group
Graton Resort & Casino
Rohnert Park, California

Best Hotel
Cuningham Group Architecture Inc.
Willows Hotel & Spa Viejas
Alpine, California

Best High Limit Gaming
Friedmutter Group
MGM Cotai
Cotai, Macau

Best Casino Space
Friedmutter Group
Studio City Macau