It’s no secret that we’re excited about The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel – but now we really can’t stop talking about it. And we’re not the only ones.
Hospitality Design Magazine Awards – Finalist
Hospitality Design (HD) took notice as well, as the commercial interior design publication recently shortlisted the Lodge at Gulf State Park – alongside the minds that designed it at Looney & Associates – as a finalist for the 15th annual HD Awards. A prominent voice in the world of hospitality design, the HD awards traditionally honor some of the best achievements in hospitality design around the globe. Of this year’s 780 project submissions, The Lodge at Gulf State Park was selected as a finalist in one of 24 categories: the Midscale Hotel!
Though The Lodge at Gulf State Park did not take home the top honors at the awards on June 5, 2019, we are incredibly proud of the team at Looney & Associates for their amazing work, high honors and accolades.
“To include everyone who had an impact on this project would be impossible,” said Jenna Higginbotham of Looney & Associates’ contributions to this unique property. “It was such an egalitarian effort – all egos put aside.”
Jenna said the nature of the whole project for The Lodge at Gulf State Park was a team effort, above all else. That means everyone involved in the project played a role in making it what it is today – from landscapers and architects to stakeholders, owners and interior designers.
“A lot of people put a lot of heart into this one,” Higginbotham said.
Alongside the rest of the project team, including architecture firm Lake Flato of San Antonio, and architect of record, Rabun Architects, the interior designers at Looney & Associates did an incredible job with the design of The Lodge.
2019 Shaw Contract Design Awards – Category Finalist
Adding to the good news and fervor, The Lodge at Gulf State Park has also been awarded as a category winner for the 2019 Shaw Design Awards! This ceremony places a spotlight on a diverse range of talents from across the globe, celebrating design in action and purposefully rewarding the innovative and truly inspiring work being done by the architecture and design community.
According to Shaw Contract, the team at Looney & Associates drew inspiration from the natural surroundings of Alabama. Natural, honest, enduring materials were used throughout, including indoor/outdoor fabrics and rugs, woven textures, comfortable and durable fabrics, stained wood, and recycled content. The project’s design also responds to its location inside a state park where the demands of a hospitality brand were balanced against the access needs of a state park. Ultimately, every design decision for the hotel was carefully considered to enhance the environmental, economic and social goals of the overall state park enhancement project.
Vote for The Lodge at Gulf State Park
With the People’s Choice Award, we have the opportunity to show our support for our fellow team members at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, as well as at Looney & Associates! Here’s how:
- Click here to go to the voting page
- Click here to select The Lodge at Gulf State Park by Looney & Associates
- Click on the “Vote” button
- That’s it! You can vote up to three times per day now through July 12.
With the help of everyone on this extremely dedicated and passionate team, this secret southern escape on the Gulf Coast of Alabama will be able take the hospitality world by storm, in 2019 and in years to come.