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Radical Innovation Award


Submissions for Radical Innovation 2014 are now closed. Finalists will be revealed at the end of March.

Searching for the Next Big Hotel Concept

Since 2007, Radical Innovation has awarded nearly $100,000 to progressive architectural and hospitality-minded thinkers.

In 2014, the Radical Innovation Award seeks ideas that will have near-term, positive impact on hospitality. Enter your implementable, creative hotel solution for a chance to meet the investment community and incubate your idea with our jury of hotel insiders.
 

What is Radical?

A competition for professionals and students to create a new strategy that solves hotel industry problems and creates new opportunities for guests and investors. All entries are judged based on concept, design, creativity and potential impact on the industry. Finalists will be invited to Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas in May 2014 to defend their ideas in front of our hotel investors and executives. 

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Radical Innovation Award


Submissions for Radical Innovation 2014 are now closed. Finalists will be revealed at the end of March.

Searching for the Next Big Hotel Concept

Since 2007, Radical Innovation has awarded nearly $100,000 to progressive architectural and hospitality-minded thinkers.

In 2014, the Radical Innovation Award seeks ideas that will have near-term, positive impact on hospitality. Enter your implementable, creative hotel solution for a chance to meet the investment community and incubate your idea with our jury of hotel insiders.
 

What is Radical?

A competition for professionals and students to create a new strategy that solves hotel industry problems and creates new opportunities for guests and investors. All entries are judged based on concept, design, creativity and potential impact on the industry. Finalists will be invited to Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas in May 2014 to defend their ideas in front of our hotel investors and executives. 

$10,000 Grand Prize
$5,000 Runner Up
$1,500 Honorable Mention
$1,500 Student Prize

Entry Fee 

$100 for professionals, Free for students

Rules for Entry

- Concept (built or unbuilt*) must offer the market something that is not widely available, or an experience not yet available in its category.

- Concepts must include guestrooms and lobby/public areas.

- Food and beverage facilities, and other amenities, are optional but recommended.

Multiple entries by an individual or company are permitted.

- Must be able to provide a notarized disclosure form and certification of project originality and authenticity if your entry is selected as a finalist.

- *Built entries must have been completed within 12 months of the competition.

STUDENT ENTRY   

PROFESSIONAL ENTRY   

New Process for 2014:

- Enter from December 3, 2013 – February 26, 2014

- Our elite jury will review all entries and shortlist outstanding ideas. All concepts will be judged based on its ability to better the hotel industry and the guest experience in the near term. Project narrative and graphics will be reviewed for professionalism and ingenuity. The top entrants will be asked to further refine their presentations. Finalists will be coached on how to best present to the jury and the live audience at the Radical Innovation live event in May.

- Hosted at the Hospitality Design Expo on May 15, 2014, our finalist submissions will defend their concepts at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. After watching the debate, the audience will vote to determine the grand prize award winner.

- Results will be announced by Radical Innovation and later be published in Hospitality Design magazine.


Eric Tan of Pink Cloud
2013 Radical Award winner

PinkCloud, grand prize winner of the 2013 Radical Innovation Award, convinced the Radical Innovation jury and audience that its Pop-Up Hotel concept was the next big thing. Tapping under-utilized space in office buildings, Pop-Up can create fresh, ever-changing hotel environments that come and go based on the need.


2013 contestants


The Jury

Our distinguished jury specializes in the hospitality industry. What do they want to see?
-Bold New Thinking
-Problem Solving
-Beautiful Design
-Revenue Generating Ideas

GET TO KNOW THEM 

 

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John Hardy

CEO, The John Hardy Group

 

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Simon Turner

President of Global Development, Starwood Hotels

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James Woods

COO, The Bowls LLC

 

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Jena Thornton

Managing Director, Eagle Rock Ventures
 

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Michael Medzigian

CEO & Director, Carey Watermark Investors Inc

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Wing T. Chao

Founding Principal, Wing T. Chao Architect

 

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Claude Amar

President, The John Hardy Group International

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