Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel Recognized with Two Awards

Member news | November 27, 2019

In a week, Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel is honored with two prestigious awards in the United States and in England. This international recognition highlights the unique talent and expertise of the French designer and architect on exceptional hospitality projects. 

FACC Member Sandy Despres Stevens, Co-Founder and CEO


Within days after receiving the Gold Key Award for the Best Hotel Luxury category for the InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu on 11/11/19 from Boutique Design magazine, Jean-Philippe Nuel wins a second trophy in London at the AHEAD Europe competition, presented by SLEEPER, in the Transport Interior Design category, for the Champlain, a cruise ship designed for Ponant.

"This incredible series of distinctions by these two most prestigious awards means a lot, both for me and for my teams, who are particularly involved in these very meaningful projects for our agency. The InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu represents the achievement of 10 years of hard work punctuated with many challenges in a one-of-a-kind historic site.

With Ponant, we also spent 10 years working hand in hand to re-invent the very concept of cruising. I am very proud and moved today to see that the international hospitality community notices the singularity of our work," says Jean-Philippe Nuel.

A series of awards presented by hospitality experts honors the French interior designer for his unique approach and his creativity in the luxury field.

About Jean-Philippe Nuel:

"Our work is only meaningful when it is a faithful witness of its era"

Architect and interior designer, Jean-Philippe Nuel has been a staple in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years.

Largely acclaimed for his talent to create original atmospheres for high-end luxury hotels, his name is now synonymous with 5* upscale hotels and 4-5* lifestyle hotels worldwide. With a roster of clients gathering the biggest hotel groups such as Marriott, Hilton, Accor, Ascott and InterContinental, Nuel has proven over the years his ability to bring his own signature and personality to an industry that often has too many standards.

His most iconic projects include Molitorthe Cures Marines in Trouville, the InterContinental Hotel-Dieu in Lyon and Marseille and the Sofitel Roma Villa Borghese.

His studio of 30, works on hospitality projects but also private residences, concept stores, headquarters and cruise ship projects.He also completes architectural projects and collaborations with major manufacturers for furniture and lighting.

After many experiences all over the world, Jean-Philippe Nuel wishes to develop his activities in the US and opens a studio in New York City in 2018. His pivotal meeting with New York-based interior designer Sandy Stevens-Despres that created this opportunity.

Interested in connecting with Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel? Log into the FACC Member Directory to send a message to Member Sandy Despres Stevens, Co-Founder and CEO.