Paul Davis Award Winner 2020 – Stillwater Seven – Cumulus Studio

The 2022 Australasia-Pacific Hotel Design Awards

The Australasia-Pacific Hotel Design Awards celebrate excellence in hotel interior design for projects located in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific (including Hawaii) and completed and opened during 2021.

The four awards – for new-build properties, conversions, refurbishments and an overall winner, the Paul Davis Award – recognise exceptional projects that demonstrate design innovation, a commitment to sustainability design practices and deliver exceptional guest experience.

The awards are open to all market segments in the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific (including Hawaii) hotel industry. Properties of all sizes and in any location in the region can be entered. Entries are open to new-build properties, conversions and refurbishments. In judging, the award will consider:

Design Concept – Conceptual response to the brief;
Function – Space planning and functional performance assessed against the brief;
Impact – Design that impresses customers / clients / travel industry;
Disciplines – Design utilises the skills of diverse design disciplines, such as lighting, sound and / or colour; and
Sustainability – Design utilises sustainable design in procurement and operations.

Eligibility note: new-build hotels and conversions must have opened in 2021 and refurbishment projects completed in 2021 to enter.

The Australasia-Pacific Hotel Design Awards celebrate design-focused hospitality projects from across Australasia and the Pacific that demonstrate innovation and provide exceptional guest experiences.

In 2022 we will be presenting four awards:

  • Hotel of the Year (new-build)
  • Hotel of the Year (conversion)
  • Hotel of the Year (refurbishment)
  • 2022 Paul Davis Award for the Australasia-Pacific Hotel of the Year

We invite you to enter your project.

Entries Close – Wednesday 13 April 2022

Winner Announced and Award Bestowed at Design Inn Tuesday 3 May 2022


About Paul Davis

The award honours Paul Davis – renowned hotel architect and designer; a passionate and pivotal figure in hotel design in the Asia Pacific region.

An architect by trade, Paul was instrumental throughout his career in the planning, design and operational review of numerous international hotels throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Paul spent 18 years working for the Southern Pacific Hotel Corporation (SPHC) and InterContinental Hotels Group across the Asia Pacific Region managing over 50 hotel and resort projects in 14 countries.

Paul also served as Chairperson of the Property Council’s NSW Tourism Committee and in 2012 founded his own company – Paul Robert Davis International.

AHICE and Design Inn are proud to honour Paul Davis with this landmark industry design award. His love of design and excellence in his career which saw him involved in numerous hospitality projects across the globe has left a lasting impression on both the design and hotel industries.