Sukhothai Shanghai by Neri & Hu Design and Research Office: 2018 Best of Year Winner for Boutique Hotel

Hired to create a Chinese spin-off of a storied Bangkok hotel, Interior Design Hall of Fame members Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu devised a scheme for Sukhothai Shanghai that speaks to the brand’s roots and oasislike élan. “The project encapsulates the core essences of Thai culture: a profound spiritual compassion, a refined aesthetic sense, and a deep connection with nature,” Neri says.