Hotel Design Award 2024

Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your hotel's design excellence on an esteemed international platform.
Apply now and be a part of the prestigious
Hotel Design Award 2024!

Don’t miss the 196+ forum Milan 2024
14-15 April 2024

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Hotel Design Award Ceremony


Hotel Design Award Ceremony


Congratulation to last year's winner:
the cōmodo, bad Gastein, austria

Maybe you are next ?
Take your Chance and apply now!

about the award

Hotel Design Award 2024

Welcome to the 196+ events Hotel Design Award 2024, where innovation meets elegance in hotel architecture and design. This award celebrates the most outstanding hotel designs across Europe, recognizing creativity, architectural excellence, and the ultimate guest experience.

What we are offering


What is this Award about?

The annual industry award “Hotel Design Award” targets hotels that were completed and opened in Europe within the last one and a half years before the 196+ forum Milan. The prize goes to a hotel which stands out from among its competitors in terms of architecture, design and innovation.


What makes our Award special?

The Hotel Design Award is not just an award - it's a testimony for design and architectural mastery. With a jury comprising industry experts with a passion for architecture and design, the award highlights hotels that seamlessly blend contemporary design with functionality, setting new standards in the hotel industry.


Why should you apply?

Seize the opportunity for industry-wide recognition and publicity by showcasing your hotel's innovative design at the
196+ forum Milan. Elevate your hotel's visibility and design ethos on this prestigious platform and connect with top industry leaders and architects.


Don’t miss our live event in April 2024!

Experience the highlights of hotel design at our live 196+ forum Milan in April 2024. Our nominees will each receive a complimentary ticket to join us for two days of information, inspiration, networking, and celebration of architectural excellence. Reserve your spot now and be part of this exclusive industry gathering!

Application Process

How to enter the award?



Eligibility Check

Ensure your hotel meets the criteria: (re-)opened in Europe within the last 18 months before the 196+ forum.


the process

Prepare Your Application

Gather details of your design, architectural highlights and guest experience features.
Not sure what you need to prepare? Download here the application questions in an open document for your convenience.
Once your application is completed and submitted within the respective timeframe, our Jury will evaluate each application and discuss the selected nominees in detail, to determine the finalists and select the winner.


The Criteria

Jury evaluation process

The decision of the jury will be primarily influenced by a number of different, non-exclusive criteria with regards to the aesthetic and emotional quality:
- the originality of the accommodation concept
- architectural quality  
- integration into the project's surroundings
- interior design
- innovation
From amongst the nominees, the three finalists will then be elected and the winner will be chosen.


Get rewarded

Submit Your Application

All nominees will receive a complimentary ticket to the 196+ forum Milan and a framed certificate of appreciation. The three finalists will be announced during the 196+ forum Milan, and the winner will be awarded during a special festive award ceremony.
In addition, each participant will benefit from our extensive marketing & PR material.



Participation Fee

We charge a nominal fee of
100 € (net, plus VAT) for participating in the competition for the Hotel Design Award. The amount is due with the final submission of the application and will be invoiced separately after the submission deadline.


last year'S


last year

Expert Jury

Gain recognition from a panel of esteemed architects and industry experts. Your hotel design will be showcased and evaluated by top professionals, offering prestige and insightful feedback.

International Audience

Expose your unique hotel design to a wide, international audience. This opportunity broadens your global reach, enhancing your hotel's visibility and appeal across diverse markets.

Public Award Ceremony

Celebrate your hotel design at a high-profile public award ceremony during 196+ forum Milan. This event not only provides significant exposure but also highlights your achievement in the global hotel industry.

Still not convinced?

Put the spotlight on your outstanding hotel design and benefit from our 196+ events publicity!






Got questions about the Hotel Design Award?
We've got answers! Browse through our FAQ section to find key information about participation, fee and the event itself.

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Apply now for the
Hotel Design Award 2024

Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your hotel's design excellence on an esteemed international platform.
Apply now and be a part of the prestigious Hotel Design Award 2024.