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Generator wins three Hospitality Design Awards

Generator Barcelona was chosen winner in two categories: Best Midscale/Economy hotel and  Best Midscale/Economy public spaces.
Located in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, it is Generator’s flagship location, designed by Anwar Mekhayech. The public spaces interiors’ encourage mixing and mingling and integrate custom elements common to Generator’s aesthetic – such as signature ‘G’ sculptures, fun lighting fixtures, bold colour schemes and a true flavour from the location with customized furnishings and murals made by local craftsmen.


Generator Venice was also elected winner in the Best public spaces for the Boutique/Lifestyle category. Set in a 200 year old Venetian Palazzo, Generator Venice is located on the waterfront on the Island of Giudecca and offers stunning views of the city. The features of the building have been designed to illustrate the mystery and splendour of Venice, with handsome original timber beams, grand twin staircases, roof truss and the original stone columns, all adding to the magical feeling of the space. The property incorporates a unique selection of local antiques sourced by Anwar from countryside markets.  

The Hospitality Design Awards celebrate their 10th edition this year and honour some of the best achievements in hospitality design around the world. This year’s winners were selected from almost 400 entries and the finalists included prestigious hotels such as the Hyatt Regency Chicago, the Hokulani Waikiki in Hawaii or the Refinery Hotel in New York.  

The judging panel included David Davis, managing principal, Rottet Studio; Hal Goldstein, partner, Janson Goldstein; Michael Medzigian, chairman and managing partner, Watermark Capital Partners; Robert Polacek, chief creative officer and partner, Puccini Group; and Glenn Wilson, vice president, global design services, JW and MH Brands, Marriott International.

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