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2017 Judges

John meadow

John Meadow

Founder & President - LDV Hospitality


John Meadow launched LDV Hospitality in 2008 and today, the LDV portfolio boasts a range of concepts and a total of 28 restaurants, coffee bars, lounges, and event venues from the critically acclaimed American Cut, Scarpetta, and Dolce to the casual yet elegant indulgence of Corso Coffee bars.

Design excellence

Design excellence is creating a physical environment that resonates with the guests creating an emotional sense of the story the hotelier, restauranteur, developer envisioned. It is not about creating a pretty picture in a magazine but rather the right feeling when occupied by the amount of guests a space was intended for.