The Bespoke* Access Awards 2016 were held on 6th December and the Celia Thomas Prize was awarded to our friends at Motion Spot and Ryder Architecture for a practical but nonetheless stylish hotel bedroom that was inclusive for all. The audience for the event at the House of Lords consisted largely of architects, access consultants and designers – not a hotelier in sight! It was
‘an international design competition, which seeks original ideas to improve access and provide an enhanced experience for hotel guests, particularly for those with disabilities. Peers in the UK House of Lords initiated the competition. It aims to employ good design to re-imagine the welcome that hotels extend to guests with physical disabilities and learning difficulties, with the aim of making the hotel experience more joyful and inclusive.’
You can see more about the ideas behind the Prize here………& we couldn’t agree more with their intentions.
The winner went to the design concept for an inclusive well designed hotel bedroom from Allgo, a collaboration between accessible bathroom designers Motion Spot and Ryder Architecture. You can see the full video of the design below.
Our only criticism is that it’s just a lovely idea and not in existence, yet!?
Let us know what you think of the winner and we hope some hoteliers will adopt the designs??