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W Washington D.C. Hotel

  • Prize
    Winner in Hotel Design
  • Company/Firm
    Studio GAIA
  • Designer
    Ilan Waisbrod
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Gada Noueihed, Bilal Tatar, Maral Sarisozan, Seuk Kim, Junho Choi, Min Kang
  • Photo Credit
    Greg Powers
  • Location
    Washington, D.C., USA
  • Project Date
    2019
  • Client
    W Hotels
  • Project Link
  • Web URL

The W Washington D.C. roots itself in the city of magnificent intentions, standing proudly next door to the White House on the National Mall, within steps from the city’s top landmarks. Breaking all rules of bureaucracy, inaugurating the oldest hotel in town with revolutionary, seamless, yet whimsical design. The design focuses on D.C.’s immediate landscape, an urban playground, where edgy and innovative professionals link. The playful and unexpected design approach makes this W Hotel sincere to today’s nation’s capital.

Conflicting theories make up the many moving parts of W Washington D.C.'s design. The country is split between two parties clamoring for its own agendas and searching for probity in a world full of myths and facts. The idea of myth versus fact, ambition versus reality, is the core of America’s contrasting beliefs: Republicans versus Democrats; the 99% versus the 1%; Right versus Left. Finding form in political expression, political cartoons become the translation of contrasting beliefs delivered as humorous, bold, and strong: the foundations of the American voice.

Bio
Studio GAIA is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm based in NYC.

Studio GAIA has become one of the most highly sought-after design firms for interior architecture. Studio GAIA carries an innovative language and design sensibility, along with a unique brand of custom furniture, which populate nearly all of Studio GAIA's projects.

The New York studio is led by Ilan Waisbrod, a designer, thinker and visionary. With an international interdisciplinary team of architects, designers and artists, he has created innovative design solutions for 50+ notable projects in 15+ countries.

Other prizes
W Bogotá (2015) -IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America & The Caribbean Award: Best Hotel Design for Public Spaces; Best Hotel Design for Entire Property -Interior Design Magazine: Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design -Honoring Industry People (HIP) Awards:Design Leader Hospitality Honoree; Best Suite Winner; Best Upscale Hotel Finalist; Best Upscale Lobby Finalist; Best Upscale Guest Room Finalist -Travel Weekly Magellan Award: Standard Room Design Winner Cramim Resort & Spa Hotel, Kiryat Anavim, Israel (2014) -Interior Design Magazine: Best of the Year Award Winner; Best Spa Design Award Finalist The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya, Israel (2014) -Interior Design Magazine: Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design; Best Timeshare/Fractional Award Finalist?-International Property Awards: Best Residential Development in Israel Award Winner Dongtan Jeil Women’s Hospital, Seoul, South Korea (2011) -Interior Design Magazine: Best of the Year Award Winner; Best Healthcare Design Award Winner Pompano Restaurant, Doha, Qatar (2011) -Restaurant and Bar Design Awards Shortlist TAO Restaurant and Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV (2006) -Perspective Design Recognition Awards: Best Restaurant Interior Award Winner -Hospitality Design Awards: Best Night Club, Bar, and Lounge Winner -Club World Awards: Best New Club and Best Interior Design Winner Busan Paradise Hotel, South Korea (2006) -Interior Design Magazine: Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design; Best Suite Design Finalist; Best Guestroom Design Finalist W Seoul Walkerhill (2005) -Interior Design Magazine: Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design; Best Lobby/Reception Area Award Winner; Best Lounge/Bar Award Winner; Best Guestroom Award Winner; Best Hotel Design Finalist; Best Hospitality Space Award Winner W Mexico City (2004) -Interior Design Magazine: Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design; Best Hotel Design Winner; Outstanding Restaurant Design Winner