The Skift Design Awards is the travel industry’s recognition of the spaces, services, and initiatives transforming the traveler experience.

Celebrating the businesses and designers driving positive change and innovation across sectors, the Skift Design Awards recognizes excellence in holistic, human-centered design in all its forms, from architecture to interiors, digital to events, tech and transportation, and strategic programs that inspire transformative moments and reduce friction across travel.

Our illustrious panel of world-renowned designers and creative business leaders have winnowed the hundreds of applicants down to the following finalists.

The winners will be announced at the opening event for Skift Global Forum on September 17, at the Mandarin Oriental, New York.

Meet the Finalists and the Winners at Skift Global Forum

Skift Design Awards Finalists

AR, VR, or Mixed Reality Experience

Melbourne Convention Bureau – Virtual Site Visit
Moxy Chelsea – A.S.M.R. Experience
Renacen – 3D SeatMapVR

Aviation Experience

Delta Air Lines – Atlanta Terminal F
Oman Air – First Class Passenger Experience
United – Entertainment for All

Business Traveler Experience

HotelsByDay – Flexible Travel
Lyric – Creative Suites
NH Hotel Group – Fastpass

Cruise Experience

Avalon Waterways – Your Dreams. In Full View.
Carnival Corporation – OceanCompass
Uniworld – Elevating the Standard of Luxury River Cruising

Design for Wellbeing

Design Group Italia – The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Getaway – Minimalist Cabins
WESSCO – Casper and American Airlines Bedding Program

Eco-Friendly Design

1000 Island Hotels – Woods At Sasan
Singita Sweni – Eco-Friendly Lodge
United Airlines – Flight for the Planet

Entertainment Space

Accor – Jo&Joe Gentilly
Club Med – CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil
Rockwell Group – Bar Feroce

Event Activation, Networking Experience, or Meeting Space

Accor – Mercure Monmarte Wojo
e180 – Braindate
Hong Kong Tourism Board – Old Town Central Interactive Art Projection
Jumeirah – Fort Island at Madinat Jumeirah
Moxy Times Square – Fashion Fun House

F&B or Entertainment Experience

Black Tomato – Tasting Notes
Las Vegas Convention Visitors Authority – B-EAT by Las Vegas
The Infatuation – EEEEEATSCON

Guest Experience

Atelier Ace – Maison de la Luz
Carnival Corporation – The MedallionClass Experience
Swire Hotels – The Middle House Shanghai

In-Destination Experience

Busabout – Create Your Own Adventure
Helsinki Marketing – MyHelsinki x WeChat
Trafalgar – Colombia Rediscovered

Public Space

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge – Lobby
25hours Hotel Langstrasse
Bankside – London’s Innovative Design-Forward Hotel

Retail Environment

dialogue 38 – Junction House Sales Gallery
Publicis Sapient – The New Pixels Gallery
RIMOWA – RIMOWA Ginza Store

Congratulations to the 2019 finalists and thank you to all entrants who submitted work for this year’s competition. Want to be the first to find out the final results?
Join us at Skift Global Forum in September to see the winners revealed.

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