Design hotels, cool restaurants, bars and pubs

Do you thrive on building exotic hotels that inspire serious wanderlust or have carved out a niche in designing dazzling interiors or exteriors of restaurants, bars or pubs that have patrons returning for more? This is the category for your works.

Criteria and guidelines
Special criteria
  • Professionals should submit completed projects that display innovation, contemporary aesthetics and urban luxury.
  • Professionals should submit a detailed concept note in 300 words or less explaining the making of the property, right from the initial brief given to the construction process, themes and material used.
Entry rules & regulations:
  • Participants must upload their entries on the microsite in PDF, JPEG or PNG format only. It is an online submission.
  • Entries can also be submitted by email at Entries submitted over email must include the following details: designer name, firm name, contact details, company website, category and sub-category, project description (in 300 words or less) and project location.
  • Submissions must include sketches, plans, elevations, any other before and after images of the space with professionally shot pictures (interiors and exteriors).
  • The number of pages in the PDF/Images should not exceed 10. The total file size should not be greater than 50 MB.
  • The project should be described as per the guideline questions in a document in 300 words or less. All information on the project must be addressed through ONE sheet of the PDF only.
  • The project must be absolutely complete and based in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Maldives.
  • The project should not be more than 5 years old (not older than 2017).
  • Projects that have won or been nominated in previous KBDAs are not eligible to re enter.