A little more than halfway into the first ever public vote for Lodging Hospitality's annual design award winners, the tiny Padre Hotel in Bakersfield, CA has a narrow lead on the massive LA Live project in Los Angeles. More than 3,200 votes have already been cast and the Padre has received 39% as of Monday afternoon. LA Live, featuring the Ritz-Carlton and the JW Marriott, is close behind with 32% of the vote.
The Fairmont Pittsburgh is in striking distance with almost 20% of the vote, while the InterContinental New York Times Square (6%) and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (2%) are well back. To read about all five LH Design Award winners, check out the full story here, and vote for your favorite here.
The five projects were all honored in the April issue of Lodging Hospitality and the public vote winner will be further spotlighted online and in a later issue. The poll closes on May 31, so there's still plenty of time to vote for your favorite.