The 2017 Surface Travel Awards Finalists

Introducing the year's best spaces, products, and innovators in the worlds of travel and design.

(FROM LEFT) Tuve. Whitby Hotel. Silo Hotel. Las Alcobas Napa Valley. The Robey. Casa Bonay.


The Whitby Hotel, New York
Designer: Kit Kemp
Architect: Stonehill & Taylor

The Robey, Chicago
Designer: Nicolas Schuybroek Architects and Marc Merckx Interiors

The Silo Hotel, Cape Town
Designer: Heatherwick Studio and Liz Biden

Las Alcobas Napa Valley, St. Helena, California
Designer: Yabu Pushelberg

Tuve, Hong Kong
Designer: Design Systems

Casa Bonay, Barcelona
Designer: Studio Tack

(FROM LEFT) Ace Hotel New Orleans. The Ned. Watergate Hotel. The Beekman. 21c Oklahoma City. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. The Asbury.


21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
Designer: Deborah Berke Partners

Ace Hotel New Orleans
Designer: Roman and Williams

The Watergate Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Designer: Ron Arad Architects

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York City
Designer: INC Architecture & Design

The Ned, London
Designer: Soho House and Sydell Group

The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel, New York
Designer: Martin Brudnizki

The Asbury, New Jersey
Designer: Anda Andrei and Bonetti Kozerski Studio
Architect: Stonehill & Taylor

(FROM LEFT) andBeyond Matetsi River Lodge. Mar Adentro. Sanya Edition. Surf Club. Chablé Resort and Spa. Il Sereno. Jackalope.


The Sanya EDITION, China
Designer: Ian Schrager and SCDA

andBeyond Matetsi River Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Designer: Kerry van Leenhoff

Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club, Surfside, Florida
Designers: Fort Partners with Kobi Karp Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, and Joseph Dirand

Chablé Resort and Spa, Chochola, Mexico
Designers: Grupo BV (architect) and Paulina Moran (interior design)

Mar Adentro Hotel, San José del Cabo, Mexico
Designer: Miguel Angel Aragonés

Jackalope, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Designer: Carr Design Group

Il Sereno, Lago di Como, Italy
Designer: Patricia Urquiola

(FROM LEFT) AWAY Spa. Roomers Spa. Yunfeng Spa Resort.


Roomers Spa, Baden-Baden, Germany
Designer: Piero Lissoni

AWAY Spa at W Amsterdam
Designer: Baranowitz & Kronenberg

Yunfeng Spa Resort, Tengchong, China
Designer: Kengo Kuma Architects

(FROM LEFT) Aesop. Avenue Road. Gentle Monster. Hubolt. Joyce. Casa Perfect. Brickell City Centre.


Casa Perfect, Los Angeles
Designer: David Alhadeff

Gentle Monster, New York
Designer: Rafael de Cardenas/Architecture at Large

Avenue Road 8A, New York
Designer: Stephan Weishaupt in collaboration with Caroline McKeough TLD

Hublot Fifth Avenue, New York
Designer: Peter Marino

Aesop Signature Store, Leipzig, Germany
Designer: einszu33

JOYCE Central, Hong Kong (Renovation)
Designer: Paula Navone

Brickell City Centre, Miami
Designer: Arquitectonica

(FROM LEFT) In Situ. Maison du Danemark. Le Coucou. Single Thread Farms. Flora Bar. Odette. Nobu Downtown.


In Situ, San Francisco
Designer: Aidlin Darling Design

Flora Bar, New York City
Designer: Beyer Blinder Belle

Flora Danica and Copenhague at Maison du Danemark, Paris
Designer: GamFratesi

Le Coucou, New York City
Designer: Roman and Williams

Single Thread Farms, Healdsburg, California
Designer: AvroKO

Odette, Singapore
Designer: Universal Design Studios

Nobu Downtown, New York City
Designer: Rockwell Group

(From LEFT) Foxglove. Casa Dragones Tasting Room. The Spaniard. L.A. Jackson. Himitsu.


The Spaniard, New York City
Designer: Home Studios

Casa Dragones Tasting Room, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Designer: Meyer Davis

L.A. Jackson at the Thompson Nashville
Designer: Parts and Labor Design

Himitsu, Atlanta
Designer: Tom Dixon

Foxglove, Hong Kong
Designer: NC Design and Architecture Ltd.

(FROM LEFT) Flotsam & Jetsam. Gaggenau Restaurant 1683. Wasted London. Runaway Pavilion.


Wasted London on the Roof at Selfridges
Designer: Formlessfinder

Gaggenau Restaurant 1683, New York
Designer: einszu33

Flotsam & Jetsam for Design Miami
Designer: SHoP Architects

Runaway Pavilion for Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, California
Designer: SPORTS

(FROM LEFT) Cathay Pacific Lounge. Qantas. United Polaris.


Qantas Premium Economy
Designer: Caon Studio

United Polaris Business Class
Designer: United Airlines and PriestmanGoode

Cathay Pacific The Pier Business Class Lounge, Hong Kong
Designer: Studioilse

(FROM LEFT) Westin Denver. Eurostar Lounge. Salerno Maritime Terminal. Oslo Airport Extension.


Westin Denver International Airport and Transit Center
Designer: Gensler

Oslo Airport Extension, Norway
Designer: Nordic — Office of Architecture, with assisting architects NSW.
COWI, Norconsult, Aas-Jakobsen, Per Rasmussen

Salerno Maritime Terminal, Italy
Designer: Zaha Hadid

Eurostar Lounge at Gare du Nord, Paris
Designer: Softroom

(FROM LEFT) Miami. Hong Kong. Rio de Janeiro. London. Hamburg.



Rio de Janeiro


Hamburg, Germany

Hong Kong


(FROM LEFT) Seoul Skygarden. The Hills on Governor’s Island. AIDS Memorial. Chicago Riverwalk.


Chicago Riverwalk Expansion
Designers: Ross Barney Architects, Sasaki Associates, Jacobs/Ryan Associates, Benesch, Collins Engineers

New York City AIDS Memorial
Designer: Studio AI Architects

The Hills on Governors Island, New York
Designer: West 8

Seoul Skygarden, South Korea
Designer: MVRDV


(FROM LEFT) Tippet Rise. SFMOMA. Faena Forum. Harbin Opera House. Elbephilharmonie. London Design Museum. Museum of African-American History.


National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.
Designer: Adjaye Associates

London Design Museum
Designer: John Pawson & OMA

Harbin Opera House, China
Designer: MAD

Tippet Rise Art Center, Fishtail, Montana
Designers: Gunnstock Timber Frames (architecture); Arup (acoustics)

Faena Forum, Miami
Designer: OMA, in collaboration with Alan Faena

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion
Designer: Snøhetta

Elbephilharmonie, Hamburg
Designer: Herzog & de Meuron



Rimowa Electronic Tag
Designer: Rimowa

19 Degree Aluminum Luggage Collection
Designer: TUMI

(FROM LEFT) Arlo Skye. Away. Vocier.


The Carry-on by Arlo Skye
Designer: Arlo Skye

F38 Luggage
Designer: Vocier

The Bigger Carry On
Designer: Away

(FROM LEFT) Elizabeth James. Byredo. Mèreadesso. Aesop.


Travel Ease + Kit
Brand: Mèreadesso

Nirvana Rose & Nirvana Bourbon Dry Shampoo Travel Size
Brand: Elizabeth James

Kabuki Powder Perfume Brushes
Brand: Byredo

Flight Therapy
Brand: Aesop

(FROM LEFT) Dyson Hair Dryer. Snapchat Spectacles. DJI Mavic Drone.


Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Snapchat Spectacles

DJI Mavic Pro Drone

(FROM LEFT) Master & Dynamic for Ermenegildo Zegna Couture. B&O Play H4. Sennheiser HD1 Wireless.


Master & Dynamic for Ermenegildo Zegna Couture from Zegna’s Toyz Collection

B&O Play H4

Sennheiser HD1 Wireless


Minh T.

Johan Tägtström

Anouk van de Sande

Costas Spathis

Irini Giotopoulou



London Design Museum


Leica Cameras


Park Hyatt

(FROM LEFT) Casa Bonay by Studio Tack. 21c Lexington by Deborah Berke Partners. Four Seasons Hotel New York by Yabu Pushelberg. The Asbury by Anda Andrei.


Deborah Berke Partners

Anda Andrei  

Studio Tack

Yabu Pushelberg