Announcement of Hotelier and Design Company of the Year 2022

Home design magazine is honored to announce its 2022 Hotelier of the Year and Design Company of the Year as part of the 18th Annual HD Awards. This year’s winners continue to push the boundaries of hospitality, bringing a fresh perspective to the industry with their thoughtful and singular visions.

Sharan Pasricha, founder and CEO of Ennismore, was named Hotelier of the Year this year. Pasricha has reinvented the lifestyle hotel with two distinct brands: the luxurious Gleneagles, known for its ornate and soulful interiors, and the energetic Hoxton, which brings a culturally rich aesthetic to urban venues. In 2021, Ennismore merged with Accor’s lifestyle division, bringing together a host of flagship brands including Hoxton, Gleneagles, Delano, SLS, Mondrian, Morgans Originals, SO/, Hyde, Mama Shelter, 25hours, 21c Museum Hotels, TRIBE , JO&JOE , and Working From_ under the Ennismore umbrella, comprising one of the fastest growing hotel and coworking portfolios. “My role is to ensure that each of our brands continues to have a mission and a purpose,” he says, “and that we build spaces that people can connect with physically and emotionally.”

The Seabird Restaurant at Hoxton, Southwark in London

KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group was recognized as the Design Company of the Year. Founded by partners Lisa Simeone and Gina Deary in 2002 (in 2021, Simeone Deary Design Group partnered with KTGY to form KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group), Chicago-based designers are meticulous in executing cutting-edge hotel projects. Consider their work on the Foundation Hotel in Detroit. Here, the duo imbued the space with delicate design touches, breathing new life into an old fire station. Recently, they reinvigorated the former Kansas City Club as the Kansas City Hotel, transforming a Beaux-Arts building into a feminine gem. It’s a testament to their design sense and entrepreneurial spirit that every project they touch is imbued with a distinct personality rooted in its location. “We are both strong designers and very opinionated, especially when it comes to our business,” says Simeone. “Our bottom line is that we have mutual respect for each other and a willingness to take responsibility on our part.” Deary adds, “We’ve both learned that we’re stronger together than apart, so we always find a way to compromise, collaborate and communicate.”

KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group designed the 144-key Kansas City Hotel; photo by RW2 Productions Michael Robinson

The 18th Annual HD Awards will take place on June 7, 2022 at Cipriani South Street in New York City.

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