The Avon Gorge Hotel shortlisted for SBID International Design Awards 2018

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the Avon Gorge Hotel at the SBID Awards 2018 in the Hotel Bedroom & Suites Design category.

The Avon Gorge Hotel was selected by the technical panel of judges in the first stage of the process. The public were also invited to cast their votes for their favourite entries as their votes contribute 30% towards the overall results.

The historic hotel, located in Bristol, has spectacular views of the famous Grade I listed Clifton Suspension Bridge. DMA were responsible for the refurbishment and interior design of the hotel, including its 71 bedrooms and six suites. The design enhances the unique character shaped by the architecture, history and location of the building and also subtly incorporates the essence of the Hotel du Vin brand, giving the hotel an identity of its own. Bedrooms and suites have a residential feel: comfortable, relaxing and luxurious. Classic period features are retained yet interpreted in a contemporary manner, providing a timeless interior and intriguing story inspired by the location’s past and present and the Hotel du Vin brand, with touches of irreverent British humour.

The SBID Awards is regarded as one of the most prestigious accolades in the interior design industry, representing talent and design excellence across all corners of the industry.

Founder and CEO of SBID, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE says: “We have had an overwhelming number of entries this year from more countries than in previous, the calibre of finalists across all 14 categories, is a true reflection of the creative scope of the global design industry, depicting an international portfolio of projects from over 42 countries worldwide.”

Public voting will close on Friday 24 August at 5.00pm GMT; The winners will be announced and awarded with a bespoke crystal trophy designed by Sans Souchi glass deco at the official ceremony, held at The Dorchester hotel in London on Friday 26 October.

An Overall Winner will also be awarded for the project that gains the most votes overall from the judge’s choices and the public votes combined.

Judges this year include Directors and CEO’s from global design corporations such as Christian Louboutin Beauté, BBC, National History Museum, Belmond, Walpole, Bentley, Google, AECOM and more.

Read more about the Avon Gorge Hotel here.

To find out more, visit