Australia's Best: AIDA Hospitality Design


Thirty five innovative and inspirational hospitality designs have made this year's shortlist for the Australian Interior Design Awards.

Almost half of the shortlisted designs this year are from Victoria, while the cities with the most number of finalists are Melbourne and Sydney.

Fewer finalists are from Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, suggesting that the hub of creative interior design in Australia is based in Victoria and New South Wales.

The Australian Interior Design Awards Events Manager Jacinta Reedy said the awards helped designers gain national and international recognition.

“Leading organisations recognise that design is an investment," Ms Reedy said.

"Good design is good for business. The role of the Australian Interior Design Awards has always been to champion the value of good design."The Hospitality category is one of the primary categories of the awards and is  open to any restaurant, bar, hotel, and hospitality based recreational premises.

The judges look for designs that use architectural and artistic skills to create exceptional hospitality experiences, providing inspiration for current and future interior designers.

Many shortlisted designers were praised for how well their designs suited the style, service and vibe of their client's hospitality venues.

This year's finalists not only created excellent architectural spaces,  but unique worlds that members of the community could step into and appreciate.

This is the foundation of creating a strong brand image for clients,  in which good interior design helps align the brand message and image.

Attention to detail was imperative to all shortlisted designs, with the clever incorporation of appropriate architectural materials and technologies.

The overall winner will be announced May 15 in the Grand Ballroom at the Sofitel in Melbourne.



9 Noodle House, NSW - Envision Design Consultant with R. Kim

Photo by Joanna Fang

Bond, Vic - Hachem

Photo by Shania Shegedyn

Bondi's Best, NSW - TomMarkHenry

Photo by Damian Bennett

The Kettle Black, VIC - Studio You Me

Photo by Peter Clarke

Parwana Kutchi Deli, SA - studio-gram x mash

Photo by David Sievers

Heart Attack and Vine, VIC - Nicky Adams in collaboration with perarchitects

Photo by Lisa Cohen

Catfish, VIC - Russell & George

Photo by Paul Martin

Matisse Beach Club, WA - Oldfield Knott Architects Pty Ltd

Photo by D-Max Photography

Seans Kitchen, SA - Alexander & Co.

Photo by Murray Fredericks

The Nelson, VIC - Techne Architecture + Interior Design 

Photo Tom Blachford

Fonda Hawthorn, VIC - Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Photo by Peter Tarasiuk 

Drift House, VIC - multiplicity 

Photo Emma Cross

RamenYa + 100wat Emporium Melbourne, VIC - WALA (Weian Lim Architects)

Photo Fraser Marsden

Fenix Events, VIC - Shareen Joel Design 

Photo by Lucas Allen Photography 

Huntington Golf Club, VIC - Inarc Architects

Photo by Peter Clarke

FEAST OF MERIT, VIC - Ewert Leaf with Jean Pierre Biasol and Elena Critchley

Photo by Fiona Storey

Motto Motto Japanese Kitchen, QLD - VECA Group ACG Design Co. 

Photo by Damien Bredberg

Swine & Co, NSW - Melissa Collison Interior Design

Photo by Jessica Hromas


Photo by Andrew Worssam

Cho Cho San, NSW - George Livissianis 

Photo by Tom Ferguson

Sake Double Bay, NSW - Melissa Collison Interior Design

Photo by Jessica Hromas

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, NSW

Photo by Ansen Smart

One Spa at RACV Royal Pines Resort, QLD - Joseph Pang Design Consultants

Photo by Kate Mathieson

The Charming Squire, QLD - Collins Turner in collaboration with Baber Studio and D'Occhio

Photo by Toby Scott

The Shed, NSW - Design Portfolio

Photo by Alexandra Eleftheriou

East, VIC - Hecker Guthrie

Photo by Shannon McGrath

Jury, VIC - Biasol: Design Studio

Photo by Martina Gemmola

Polperro Winery, VIC - Hecker Guthrie

Photo by Shannon McGrath

The Butler, NSW - Luchetti Krelle

Photo by Michael Wee

Hotel Centennial, NSW - Luchetti Krelle

Photo by Michael Wee

Move Yoga, VIC - Hecker Guthrie

Photo by Earl Carter

Filter, VIC - DesignOffice

Photo by Haydn Cattach

ACME, NSW - Luchetti Krelle

Photo by Michael Wee

Gia Jakarta - Hecker Guthrie

Photo by Shannon McGrath

119 Howard Street, VIC - ZWEI Interiors Architecture

Photo by Michael Kai

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