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Planning a holiday? Keen to try something a little different? The European Hotel Deasign Awards took place this week, selecting hotels which display unique features in architecture and design, making them stand-out destinations. We present you with some of the winners.
European Hotel Design of the Year – Lanserhof Tagernsee, Germany
The Lanserhof Tagernsee was not only crowned European Hotel Design of the Year, but took home two prizes, one for ‘Newbuild’ in the Architecture category  as well as one for ‘Spa & Wellness’ under Interior Design. Having opened in January 2014, the resort combines a hotel with a holistic health spa. Judges commented: "The hotel’s blend of interior, exterior and landscape is subtle but compelling, creating a hotel that dares to do something different in a niche market." 

In the Architecture category, three hotels stood out: Fontevraud, Lanserhof Tagernsee and the Ace Hotel.
Adaptive Re-Use – Fontevraud, France
Located in France’s stunning Loire valley, the Fontevraud Abbey has been transformed into a four-star hotel which re-opened in May 2014. Architects and interior designers had to adapt the listed 12th century Abbey, all whilst preserving the building’s heritage. 

Renovation – Ace Hotel London, UK
A boutique hotel located at the heart of the Shoreditch area in London, the renovation project’s goal was to convey the spirit of the Ace Hotel brand as well as capture the essence of the neighbourhood.
In terms of Interior Design, seven hotels took home prizes. ‚Äč

Bar - Scarfes Bar at Rosewood, UK
Named after the artist Gerald Scarfe, who created a gallery of paintings to be exhibited for the bar, Scarfes Bar is reminiscent of a Gentleman’s Club. Martin Brudnizki has created a classically British with Edwardian details.   

Restaurant – Berner’s Tavern at London EDITION
Guests of the Berner’s Tavern can expect to indulge in dishes by chef Jason Atherton as well as enjoying the beautiful décor of the venue designed by Yabu Pushelberg. Highlights include two gigantic chandeliers and a walls covered in framed paintings and photographs. 

Suites – Aman Canal Grande, Italy
This is Venetian grandeur at it’s most luxurious. The 24 suites of the five-star Aman Canal Grande combine the building’s traditional features with modern interior design. 

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