ID Connections

IDC and IIDEX announce partnership with enRoute magazine

Published by Julia Salerno, January 27, 2011.

IDC and IIDEX/Neo Con Canada are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Air Canada's enRoute magazine for its first-ever enRoute Hotel Design Awards.

The awards program, launched by enRoute this month, will celebrate the best Canadian-designed hotels around the world. The winners will be featured in the September 2011 issue of the magazine and on the magazine's website. In addition, the winners will be presented at a special awards ceremony held during IIDEX/NeoCon Canada.

Judged by an international panel of industry experts, including Jean-Michel Gathy, Jean Pelland, Todd Saunders and Patricia Urquiola, the awards will recognize the outstanding achievements by Canadian designers and architects working in hospitality. The jury will be judging the designs based on creativity, aesthetic impact, functionality, comfort, sustainable features and innovation in 10 categories. Specifically, the judges are looking for projects that take hotel design to the next level, thereby enriching the travel experience.

This unique partnership is very fitting given the new hospitality show being launched as part of IIDEX/NeoCon Canada in 2011. For the awards presentation, enRoute, IDC and IIDEX are planning a thought-provoking hospitality keynote presentation. Attendees will then be invited onto the show floor to visit more than 350 exhibitors and network with interior designers, architects and facility managers from across North America.

In addition, Hospitality interior designers met François Légaré, enRoute Senior Editor, at the IDC booth during the opening night party of the Interior Design show (IDS-11), from 8 to 9 p.m.. The official Awards introduction took place on trade day of IDS-11 at the IDC booth from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Nominations are now open and entries must be submitted no later than March 10, 2011. To learn more, or to submit your entry, visit: Entry to the awards is free.


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