Virtual Awards Ceremony
Restaurant & Bar Design Week
11th to 14th October
A dynamic new content strand featuring the industry’s most influential figures and benchmark-setting projects
Through a series of engaging individual talks, panel discussions and project showcases, the week will explore the issues shaping the sector and inspire, challenge and inform a global audience of hospitality and design professionals.
Set across four days and culminating in the 2021 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards digital presentation, it will be a celebration of innovation, pioneering thought and a demonstration of why restaurants and bars really are the world’s most creative spaces.
All talks are in conversation with Harry McKinley.
Monday 11th October
The Berkeley Bar & Terrace - London
Interview: Bryan O’Sullivan, Founder and Creative Director, Bryan O’Sullivan Studio
Explore the vision and journey behind this acclaimed project, which was awarded Best Overall UK Bar at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2020.
Round Table: Are restaurants and bars killing the planet?
More than the standard sustainability conversation, our speakers ask whether our obsession with design-led hospitality spaces is destroying the Earth.
- Denise Naguib – VP Sustainability, Marriott International
- Robert Angell – Founder, Robert Angell Design International
- Stacy Shoemaker Rauen – Editor-in-Chief, Hospitality Design
In partnership with Visionnaire
Interview: Dan Flannery – MD, EDITION Hotels
Why restaurants and bars build community at EDITION Hotels, how the group uses its public spaces to connect with guests and what lies ahead for the rapidly growing brand.
Tuesday 12th October
ARGO, Four Seasons Hotel - Hong Kong
Interview: Ed Ng – Co-Founder, AB Concept
Ng discusses bringing new life to a Hong Kong landmark and working with one of the toughest briefs a designer can face: all-day spaces.
Round Table: Is maximalism the new minimalism?
With guests falling in love with riotous pattern, bold colours and interiors rich with personality, our panel explores if design is getting more courageous.
- Anamika Butalia – Editor-in-Charge, Livingetc India
- Des Gunewardena – CEO, D&D London
- Julien Albertini & Alina Pimkina – Principals, Asthetique
Design Milestones: MBDS
Interview: Martin Brudnizki – Founder, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio
Charting the restaurant and bar projects that have defined one of the world’s leading design studios and exploring how they have shaped the global hospitality landscape.
Wednesday 13th October
Harbord Hotel - Sydney
Interview: Jeremy Bull – Principal, Alexander & Co.
How working-class history and Australian surf culture informed this ultra-cool Sydney destination restaurant and bar.
Round Table: Are hotels the new frontline of restaurant and bar design?
From lobby bars to fine dining, our speakers ask whether hotels are trumping the high street when it comes to dazzling, innovative restaurant and bar design.
- Ben McCormack – Restaurant Expert, Telegraph Luxury
- Emma Banks – VP F&B Strategy & Development, Hilton
- Jo Littlefair – Co-Founder, Goddard Littlefair
- Onur Özgen – Head of Business Development, PARLA
In partnership with PARLA
The Standard, Huruvahli - Maldives
Interview: Verena Haller – Chief Design Officer, The Standard Hotels
As The Standard’s first Island retreat, discover what it means to translate the brand’s disruptive character to a magnificent beach setting.
Thursday 14th October
Winners announced - The culmination of our awards year, today’s the day we announce all of this year’s winners.
- Category winners announced via Instagram - 07:30 to 15:00 UK time
- Overall and regional winners announced by video on our website - 16:00 UK time