On June 20, 2020, Li Xiang won the 2020 'Wave of the Future' prize.
Hospitality Design (HD) is the leading trade publication and voice in the hospitality design industry, serving owners, operators, brands, purchasing agents, interior designers, and architects involved in hotels, resorts, restaurants, nightlife, spas, and all other hotel-oriented projects. In its 40 years of publication, Hotel Design has enriched the industry and each year has awarded the 'Wave of the Future' prize to a small group of designers, architects, brand executives who are young, brilliant, visionary and time-tested.
The 10 winners this year include Emily Keip (vice president of design services Americas, Hyatt Hotels Corporation), Rashana Zaklit (hospitality studio director,Gensler ), and Kristen Cochran (vice president of architecture+design,Ian Schrager Company), all have their own personalities. Each winner's keen attention to detail, ability to adapt to changing times, and questioning the status now are helping to redefine the future of design. As one of the winners of the prize, Li Xiang's excellent design also brings a new perspective to the industry.