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Project designers SB Architects and Wilson Associates honored for hotel design for Puerto Rico
LONDON, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a winner in the 2013 International Hotel Awards, receiving the national award for hotel design for Puerto Rico. Project designers SB Architects, (architecture) and Wilson Associates, (interiors), competed against numerous hotels and resorts in Puerto Rico to win the award. Winners will attend an awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on November 3rd, where regional and international winners will be announced.
"This project represents the culmination of five years of passion and commitment, assembled by a huge – and hugely talented – design and development team," stated Scott Lee, president and principal of SB Architects. Michael Crosby, principal of Wilson Associates, concurred, "We are thrilled to have our design honored in this prestigious international award program."
Set amid 1,400 acres on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, opened in December 2012 to rave reviews. Located on one of the most desirable and naturally beautiful sites in the Caribbean, the property is the second Ritz Carlton Reserve in the world, and the first in the Western Hemisphere. The resort has been designed to provide an ultra-luxury experience with an emphasis on sustainability and stewardship.
Stuart Shield, President of the International Hotel Awards said, "Every country has a separate rating system for the standard of their hotels, but the International Hotel Awards have provided a global standard to even the mark from country to country. We welcome the winners in joining this prestigious international club of exceptional hotels and resorts."
All of the winners have won at a national level and will be announced as either a Highly Commended or 5-Star winner at the event. One 5-Star winner in each of the competition's 17 categories will be selected to represent their region on an international level. The highest-scoring regional winners will compete against regional winners from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, UK and the Americas to determine the ultimate "World's Best" hotels in each category.
About SB Architects
In over 50 years of design practice, SB Architects has maintained a long-standing reputation for excellence in the planning and design of large-scale, multi-phased projects around the world. SB Architects has been a leading figure in Puerto Rico's re-emergence as one of the Caribbean's most desirable destinations. Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is the design firm's third luxury property to open on this Caribbean Island in the past several years. The firm also has designed the hugely successful Bahia Beach Golf Resort, anchored by the St. Regis Bahia Beach, and the renovation of the Ritz-Carlton San Juan.
About Wilson Associates
Specializing in interior architectural design, Wilson Associates was founded in 1971 and today employs more than 400 professionals in their headquarters in Dallas and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai and an associate office in Cochin, India. Blending experience, innovation and solid business principles, Wilson Associates continuously sets the design standard at some of the world's most well-known addresses. The firm creates interiors for world-class hotels, restaurants, clubs, casinos and high-end residential projects, offering a full range of design services, from space planning to furniture installation, including custom product design. Wilson Associates is consistently ranked as one of the top two firms in the hospitality design industry worldwide.
Media contact: Heather Hebert, Director of Marketing, SB Architects, 415-673-8990, Email.
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