Yabu Pushelberg with Public Chicago won the Best of Year Award for Hospitality: Domestic Hotel – New York Design Agenda


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Yabu Pushelberg with Public Chicago won the Best of Year Award for Hospitality: Domestic Hotel
Yabu Pushelberg with Public Chicago won the Best of Year Award for Hospitality: Domestic Hotel

Interior Design recently held their annual celebration announcing the Best of Year Awards. The awards honor the best products and projects from 2012, celebrating boundary-pushing design and pieces that help redefine a category or concept. The winners were chosen by Interior Design’s editor-in-chief and a panel of leaders in the design world.

PUBLIC Chicago with its interiors designed by the superstars partners George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg won the Best of Year Award for Hospitality: Domestic Hotel.

The concept behind Public was recapturing the glamour of the ’30s and ’40s and bringing it into the modern era.

PUBLIC may leave behind the velvet-rope aspect of the first generation of boutique hotels, but it holds onto Schrager’s trademark expressiveness, that emotional investment that makes a hotel feel like more than just a machine for lodging. Here a little design goes a long way. The spaces are theatrical, but subtly so, less like art installations and more like stylish backdrops for guests’ memories.

Yabu Pushelberg has worked with several hospitality clients including The Ian Schrager Company, Barneys New York, Four Seasons and Jean-Georges Von Richten.



SEE ALSO: Top 5 Luxury Hotel Projects by Legend Ian Schrager




In the same category, the Best of Year Award Honorees include Champalimaud with Hotel Bel-Air, Gensler with Shore Hotel Jacques Garcia and Stonehill & Taylor with The NoMad Hotel.

The Hotel Bel-Air, one of the Dorchester Collection hotels, has undergone an extensive renovation and redesign. As lead design firm, Champalimaud sets the design style for most of the interiors and exteriors including; a new reception and boutique, new lobby lounge, all guestrooms, suites and bathrooms, 12 new hillside accommodations, the spa and three guest lofts located within the new spa building.


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Shore Hotel is the first LEED Gold hotel in Santa Monica. Replacing two worn out hotels on Ocean Avenue, the family-owned boutique hotel was designed by Gensler and combines a contemporary coastal guest experience with eco-friendly operations and a highly energy-efficient design. The hotel is designed to take advantage of Santa Monica’s mild climate with indoor/outdoor public spaces. Whether you are relaxing by the pool, dining in the restaurant, or enjoying the luxury of your guest room you will have stunning ocean views from which to gaze.



The NoMad Hotel designed by Jacques Garcia and Stonehill & Taylor is probably the coolest new hotel in NYC.

It was already featured here on the New York Design Agenda.

Stonehill & Taylor is an architecture and interior design firm based in New York City. With primary specialization in hospitality, healthcare, science and academic institutions, Stonehill & Taylor uses a collaborative approach to produce unique design stories.

Jacques Garcia is a French interior designer who has designed private and commercial properties throughout the world, including projects in France, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Beirut, Baden Baden, Geneva, and Brussels.


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