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LH Design Awards Contest

It's once again time for Lodging Hospitality's annual Design Awards contest. Actually it probably was about a month ago, but once again time has flown and I'm remiss in starting this process so late. The Design Awards will run in the April 15 print issue and we need your help in identifying the year's best hotel and resort design. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 22. Design firms, property owners and operators or their public relations representatives may submit nominations.

The contest is open to any hotel or resort in the U.S. (and Canada) that completed construction or renovations during the 2009 calendar year. We'll consider all projects, big and small, as long they are an example of innovative, impressive and/or efficient design.

Nominations must include basic design and property details: name and location of the property and ownership group; date of completion, cost and scope of project; architect and design firms involved; description of the property (amount of rooms, other major features and highlights); a summary of the design style and some examples of what makes it stand above the rest. Nominations also must include four to eight images of the property. Low resolution images are acceptable, but award winners will ultimately need to provide high resolution versions for print publication. If press releases include all the above information, they are acceptable as a nomination.

Please email nominations to LH Managing Editor Eric Stoessel at [email protected] or mail them to my attention at The Penton Media Bldg, 1300 E. 9th St., Cleveland, OH 44114 by Monday, March 22.

And to clarify, there is no entry fee, or form. Just send me the basic info on the property and project and some images. I'll follow up if I need anything more.

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