Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, competing worldwide against projects ranging from Bali to Shanghai, has won Hospitality Design Magazine’s best midsize hotel design.
A panel of hospitality experts and industry leaders said “the environment and the mood tell a beautiful story,” referring to the renovation and expansion at Los Poblanos. They chose it from more than, 1,000 entries from around the world, Los Poblanos officials said in a news release.
Los Poblanos executive director Matthew Rembe accepted the award during a ceremony in New York City earlier this month
Atkin Olshin Schade Architects designed the expansion, which was completed in 2017.
“The project demonstrates that distinguished old inns need not choose between historical correctness and modern amenities,” AOS principal Shawn Evans said in a statement. “These cherished places can be given room to evolve and grow without compromising their integrity.”
Rembe, also in a statement, said the primary focus of the project was about “being respectful of the past while introducing new ideas and innovation.”