Radical Innovation Awards 2017

We discover concepts that have the power to change the hotel industry.

Category Award / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Hotel
Country United States
RegDeadline 22 April 2017 GoogleCal iCal
22 April 2017 (via Online)
Eligibility All
Target Field Built entries completed 18 months prior to the competition.

Radical Innovation welcomes big ideas for the guest experience—from inside and outside of hospitality, from any country, and from professionals and students alike.
Each year, we put out a call for entries. Our criteria? Show us what the hotel environment can be. Wow us with creativity and feasibility. Finalists are selected by a jury and flown to New York City to compete on the Radical Innovation stage. There, finalists present to an audience of hotel developers, owners, executives and designers who vote for the grand prize winner.
- Enter original, built or unbuilt concepts that offer the market something that is not widely available.
- Concepts must include guestrooms and lobby/public areas.
- Food/ beverage facilities (and other amenities) are optional but recommended.
- Multiple entries by a single entrant (or company) are permitted.

John Hardy, CEO, The John Hardy Group
Simon Turner, President of Global Development, Starwood Hotels
James Woods, COO, The Bowls LLC
Jena Thornton, Managing Director, Eagle Rock Ventures
Michael Medzigian, CEO & Director, Carey Watermark Investors Inc
Wing Chao, Founding Principal, Wing T. Chao Architect
Claude Amar, President, The John Hardy Group International

- Professional entry
Grand prize: $10,000
Runner-Up: $5,000
- Student entry
$1,500 and a trip to New York for the live event.

Entry Fee
$200 for professionals

Past winners

The John Hardy Group

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