Monday, March 2

Travel + Leisure Design Awards 2009

Via Travel + Leisure

Design and architecture shape every aspect of the travel experience, from airports and museums to hotels and luggage. For T+L’s fifth annual competition, an esteemed jury chose the very best in 15 categories.

Here the list of the T+L Design Award 2009 winners:

Best Retail Space: Puma City, various locations; designed by Lot-Ek.


Best Large Hotel: Mama Shelter; Paris; designed by Philippe Starck.


Best Small Hotel: Hotel Aire de Bardenas; Tudela, Spain; designed by Emiliano Lopez and Monica Rivera Arquitectos.


Best Spa: Hideaway Zighy Bay; Zighy Bay, Oman; designed by Six Senses Resorts & Spas.


Best Restaurant: Delicatessen; New York City; designed by Anurag Nema in collaboration with Mark Thomas Amadei.


Best Museum: CaixaForum Madrid; Madrid, Spain; designed by Herzog & de Meuron.


Best Cultural Space: National Opera House; Oslo, Norway; designed by Snohetta.


Best Public Space: TKTS Booth; New York City, designed by Perkins Eastman.


Best Transportation: Beijing Capital International Airport, Terminal 3; Beijing, China; designed by Foster and Partners.


Best Bridge: Jerusalem Light Rail Train Bridge; Jerusalem, Israel; designed by Santiago Calatrava.


Best Travel Fashion: Trench coat, Norma Kamali Collection for Wal-Mart; designed by Norma Kamali.

Best Camera: Mino Flip Video Camera.

Best Travel Accessory: Melissa Shoes; designed by the Campana Brothers, Zaha Hadid, Alexandre Herchcovitch and Vivienne Westwood.

Best Travel Gadget: SteriPEN Journey LCD Handheld Water Purifier.

Best Luggage: Hydro Sports Water-Resistant Backpack, T-Tech by Tumi.

Read the whole article at Travel + Leisure.via Butler


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