World leading architectural firm celebrated in awards

Posted in News on 13 September, 2016

WATG, one of the world’s leading design consultant for hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries has been shortlisted with a total of nine projects, and won one award in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller Readers Travel Awards 2016, plus an impressive 15 (including two winners) for the Travel + Leisure World’s Best 2016.

WATG has been ranked second in the world among hotel architectural firms and its interior design firm Wimbery was ranked 11th by Interior Design Magazine in their 2015 Hospitality Giants survey.

John Goldwyn, CMLI, Vice President and Director of Planning + Landscape of WATG London, said: “We are delighted and honoured that so many WATG and Wimberly Interiors design projects have made such an impact in these 2016 global travel awards. As designers, we always start our process with a consideration of the place. This is then synthesised with the needs of both the client and the guest. For our clients’ projects to be commercially successful, their guests need to feel enriched and happy. Because we’re passionate about hospitality, we strive to deliver commercial success for our clients but importantly, an extraordinary guest experience for the consumer.”

With over 70 years of design excellence, WATG and Wimberly have become one of the world’s leading design consultants in the industry since starting in Hawaii in 1945. With offices in Irvine, Beverly Hills, Seattle, Chicago, New York, London, Miami, Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai and Honolulu, the multi-disciplinary design firm is best known for creating internationally acclaimed destinations in 160 countries across six continents. WATG offers integrated design solutions comprising strategy, planning, architecture, landscape, and interiors for urban, tourism and resort destinations. WATG’s projects are renowned not only for their design and sense of place but also for their bottom-line success.

These are the projects WATG and Wimberly Interiors have been recognised for:

The Americas & Caribbean

The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman – 82.94

Asia & The Indian Subcontinent

The Leela Goa, India – 83.98

The Taj Falkanuma Palace, Hyderabad, India – 75.81

Australasia and The South Pacific

Laucala Island, Fiji – 72.55

The Middle East, Africa & The Indian Ocean

Singita Grumeti, Tanzania – 92.72

Europe, Turkey & Russia

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, Turkey – 82.81

UK Business Hotels

Claridge’s, London – 84.86

Overseas Business Hotels

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (we designed the garden wing) – 76.07

The World’s Top 100

Singita Grumeti, Tanzania – 92.72

Claridge’s, London – 84.86

Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards:

The 100 Best Hotels in the World

Singita Grumeti, Serengeti National Park Area, Tanzania – 97.11

The Best Destination Spas in the U.S.

Miraval Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona – 92.83

The Best Hotels in New York City

St. Regis New York* – 92.26

*Wimberly Interiors designed the Bentley Suite at the St. Regis New York.

The Best Resort Hotels in Hawaii

Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort – 88.85

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa – 90.59

Turtle Bay Resort – 91.65

The Fairmont Kea Lani – 91.67

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea – 92.05

Montage Kapalua Bay – 97.39

The Best Resort Hotels in Mexico

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita – 93.56

The Best City Hotels in Africa and the Middle East

Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 92.85

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 92.97

The Best Safari Lodges in Africa

Singita Grumeti, Serengeti National Park Area, Tanzania 97.11

The Best Resort Hotels in Southeast Asia

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines – 92.73

The Best Resort Hotels in California

Bardessono, Yountville – 94.24

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