SWEETS hotel won the Dezeen Award 2019 in the category ‘hotel and short-stay interior’. Founders Suzanne Oxenaar, Otto Nan, Space&Matter and Grayfield received the prestigious award on the 31st of October at the official award ceremony in London.
Words from the jury
“This project is a fantastic initiative and collaboration between the city, the designer and the developer,” says the Dezeen Awards’ jury. “It questions the idea of hotels in this era of Airbnb by having separate hotel rooms dotted around the city, allowing visitors to experience the city in a unique way. The use of these existing, derelict buildings that were never meant to be habitable truly shows the power of design.”
Dezeen is the world’s most influential architecture and design magazine with 2.5 million unique visitors per month, making them one of the 5000 most popular websites on the planet (according to Alexa), as well as the most popular website about architecture and design. In Dezeen’s own words, their awards “identify the world’s best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.”
About SWEETS hotel
SWEETS hotel is an innovative hotel concept for everyone who wants to experience Amsterdam from a bridge, with the city as your hotel lobby. The bridge houses are the perfect starting point to discover hidden gems in a most likely unknown neighbourhood. The 28 iconic bridge houses, connected through canals, form an ode to Amsterdam and accentuate the importance of water for this former trading town. SWEETS hotel is a new experience for both tourists and locals. Currently, 18 out of 28 bridge houses are available for bookings. Three more are expected to open before the end of this year.
SWEETS hotel is an initiative and co-creation of Amsterdam-based architects Space&Matter (well known for De Ceuvel in Amsterdam), project development partner Grayfield and Seven New Things (Suzanne Oxenaar and Otto Nan, founders of Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy – world’s first 1- to 5-star hotel – and Hotel The Exchange).