The Asia Hotel Design Awards (AHDA) 2016 received over 130 entries from 60 projects in 12 different countries across Asia and the Pacific. In the end, two hotels dominated the ceremony, bagging almost all the awards between them.
The awards ceremony was held recently at Singapore’s The South Beach, a hotel by renowned French designer Philippe Starck.
Organised by Sleeper magazine, an international publication for hotel design, development and architecture, the awards marked its second edition this year.
Designed by Paris-based architecture and interior design firm AW2, Phum Baitang, or “green village”, is situated amidst 3 hectares of verdant gardens and paddy fields. Its 45 wooden, stilted villas are heavily influenced by traditional Cambodian design, with 25 villas designed with private terraces and the rest incorporating private plunge pools.
Phum Baitang also won Best Architecture under the Resort category.