CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2015 /CNW/ -- The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) proudly announces Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as co-presenting sponsor of the 2015 Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards, an international design competition which honors innovation and design excellence in Interior Design/Architecture throughout the Asia Pacific region.
"IIDA is honored to partner with Four Seasons as our co-presenting sponsor of the 2015 Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards," IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, said. "Throughout the world, Four Seasons is known for its impeccable award-winning design and accommodations of the highest quality. IIDA has recognized Four Seasons as a leader in design, and presented them with the 2012 IIDA Star Award for their outstanding contributions to the Interior Design profession. They are the ideal partner to co-sponsor The Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards."
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is a proud partner of the competition. "Serving as co-sponsor for the 3rd Annual Best of Asia Pacific Awards represents the ideal synergy for Four Seasons. As we continue to expand our footprint in Asia Pacific, with new properties opening in Seoul (2015), Kyoto and Tianjin (2016), the celebration of excellence in design is embodied by each of our distinctive offerings, where our commitment to best-in-class quality and service is unwavering," said Michael A. Crawford, President Asia Pacific, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Entries are now being accepted for The 3rd Annual Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards. Winning projects will be chosen by a prestigious, international panel, including Annie Chu, IIDA, AIA, of CHU+GOODING Architects; Primo Orpilla, IIDA, of STUDIO O+A; and Joey N. Shimoda, FIIDA, FAIA, of Shimoda Design Group.
Projects must be located in the Asia Pacific region, however the design firm may be based outside of the region. Submitted project(s) must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2013. Deadline for submitting entries is Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.
Awards will be presented in 14 design categories:
- Corporate Space Large (1,000 square meters and above);
- Corporate Space Small (under 1,000 square meters);
- Educational (elementary/secondary educational facilities, colleges/universities);
- Entertainment (casinos, performing arts centers, sports arenas, theaters);
- Healthcare (hospitals, outpatient clinics, medical facilities);
- Hospitality (lounges, bars);
- Institutional (cultural, government/municipal spaces, libraries, religious spaces);
- Residences (multifamily);
- Residences (single family);
- Retail (stores, boutiques);
- Showrooms/Exhibition Spaces/Sales Centers;
All winning projects will be published on the IIDA website and recognized at a special awards reception in December 2015 at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong.
About International Interior Design Association
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is the Commercial Interior Design Association with a global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms and their clients through our network of 15,000+ Members across 58 countries. We advocate for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people's lives every day. www.iida.org
About Four Seasons
Founded in 1960, Four Seasons continues to define the future of luxury hospitality with extraordinary imagination, unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality, and the most genuine and customized service. Currently operating 93 hotels and residences in major city centres and resort destinations in 39 countries, and with more than 60 projects in development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world's best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards. For more information and reservations, visit fourseasons.com. For the latest news, visit press.fourseasons.com and follow @FourSeasonsPR on Twitter.
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