Now in its second year The Bespoke* Access Awards 2017/18 is an international design competition which seeks original ideas to improve access and provide an enhanced experience for hotel guests, particularly for those with disabilities. Peers in the UK House of Lords initiated the competition, which continues to be managed by RIBA Competitions.
The scope of the competition is wide-ranging.It seeks to identify and reward the best innovative ideas from the fields of architecture and interior design, product design and service design.
The Leonard Cheshire Award for Inclusive Employment in order to consider those that work within the hotel environment.
The competition is international and open to everybody. Individuals, groups and design professionals of any age are all eligible.The competition organisers welcome particularly entries from designers and architects with disabilities.Entries will be assessed anonymously.
* The competition is sponsored by Bespoke Hotels Group and has a number of industry partners and supporters.
** Celia Thomas (Baroness Thomas of Winchester) is a member of the UK House of Lords who promotes the rights of those with disabilities.