Deadline Extended Until April 15: Radical Innovation Calls for Entries
Next Big Idea Wins Cash Prize, Chance to be Incubated by Hospitality Leaders
March 2015 – In its 9th year, Radical Innovation—an incubator led by top executives in
hospitality—will again call for entries that will positively impact the hotel industry. In 2015,
contestants will pitch their ideas for the next big hotel concept on the stage at New
York’s New Museum on September 30. One grand prize winner will have the chance to
get the winning idea incubated, and they will awarded a $10K cash prize.
All entries require a clear and compelling brief along with realistic design renderings,
showing how the concept would be brought to life.
- A jury of top hotel executives will review all submissions, entered on
RadicalInnovationAward.com (accepted from February 2-April 15).
- All concepts will be judged on creativity, feasibility and quality of presentation.
Finalists will be shortlisted and the jury will mentor the concepts of their choosing.
- Three finalists will be flown to New York to present their ideas live at the Radical
Innovation event on September 30, in front of a room of top hospitality, design
and technology leaders.
The event is co-produced by The John Hardy Group, Sleeper magazine, and media
partner Architizer. Both students and professionals are encouraged to enter.
Radical Innovation jury:
Michael Medzigian, CEO and director, Carey Watermark Investors
Jena Thornton, LEED AP, managing director, Eagle Rock Ventures
Simon Turner, president, global development, Starwood Hotels
James Woods, COO, The Bowls
Wing T. Chao, Founding Principal, Wing T. Chao Architect
Claude Amar, President, The John Hardy Group International
About Radical Innovation
Radical Innovation challenges the hotel industry to elevate the guest experience by
calling for new ideas in design and operations. Each year, submissions are received and
reviewed by a jury of hotel insiders. Select finalists present their concepts in front of
industry influencers and investors during a live event where the audience votes to
determine the winner. Since 2007, Radical Innovation has awarded nearly $100,000 to
progressive architectural and hospitality-minded thinkers. In 2015, Radical Innovation
will be held on September 30 at the New Museum in New York.
About The John Hardy Group
The John Hardy Group is a strategic, transformational development services firm for
investors and brands engaged in hospitality real estate. Leveraging its international
expertise, the group delivers feasibility analysis, project management, development
management, and construction management, as well as project accounting for capex,
renovations, redevelopment, and new development for both individual deals and entire
JHG is recognized as the leader in providing creative solutions to complex building
challenges, tapping its diverse team, using proprietary project research and planning,
and specialized in-house software that tracks progress and budget conformance. The
firm excels as a bridge between the ambition of its clients and project realization, having
managed more than $6 billion in development-related assignments encompassing 870
hospitality projects in 35 countries. Offices are located in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New
York, Paris and Honolulu.