During the last five weeks over 45,000 votes have been cast to create the 2017 Amara Interior Blog Awards Shortlist. The six blogs in each of the ten open categories with the most votes have now made it through to the final stage of the awards. All that’s left now is the judging day on Wednesday 20th September when our expert judges will carefully study each shortlisted blog to decide this year’s winners. As with every year before, the competition was fierce during the voting stage with the top six blogs swapping continuously throughout the five weeks. We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone that voted this year and without further ado, here are your favourite blogs of 2017…
Dutch hotel group citizenM is one of IBA17’s preferred partners and will be the host of this year’s judging day at their Tower Hill venue. Founded by Rattan Chadha, former CEO of fashion brand Mexx, the first citizenM hotel opened its doors in 2008 in Amsterdam and its fast expansion has seen the brand open hotels across the world from New York to Taipei. Based on the concept of ‘affordable luxury for the people’, guests of citizenM hotels can enjoy all of the luxuries you would expect from a 5* hotel without any hidden or unnecessary costs.
With all its properties, citizenM has worked with design and architecture practice Concrete to create its distinctive contemporary look. The hotels feature Vitra furniture throughout, communal stylish living rooms, innovative technology along with site specific artwork and installations. In 2017 the brand has welcomed two brand new hotels in Paris and future expansion plans include locations in LA, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, shanghai and Kuala Lumpur. With three properties in London including Shoreditch, Bankside and the flagship Tower Hill hotel opposite the Tower of London, they are excellent options for exploring on of the world’s most vibrant cities.
As preferred partner of the 2017 Amara Interior Blog Awards, citizenM are offering an exclusive discount for shortlisted bloggers who want to stay in London on the night of the awards ceremony. The chance to experience a luxury citizenM hotel at a special price, all shortlisted bloggers will receive details on this exclusive discount in with their email from the IBA team letting them know they have made the shortlist. They will then be able to book their stay via citizenM’s dedicated IBA website.
Well done to all the blogs who made this year’s shortlist!