This category rewards those future projects that are not yet under construction. The project must have received full planning permission and whilst groundworks may have commenced, structural works must not have started prior to the Awards night itself. Our Panel will judge architectural excellence, innovation in materials, equipment, new techniques etc, and the positive impact that each development will have upon the local community. Please supply an outline of the original brief and the architect’s proposal to address this brief. Please also supply a synopsis of the development’s expected beneficial impact on both community and locale.
Introduced in 2017 as an invitation only vote to RLI’s global audience, the Most Anticipated Opening 2019 this year is included in the main line-up of awards for only the second time. This category is looking for architectural excellence and a unique and innovative concept which will bring creativity and modernism to the local community that are eagerly awaiting the cutting edge development. Entries must be a new development that opens for the first time in 2019 (for refurbishments or renovations please see the Shopping Centre Renovation category).
Celebrating the most outstanding contribution to the retail and entertainment sector over the past year, this category rewards those projects that have created an extraordinary experience for customers and tenants alike. Please ensure that you supply the following information:
• Size of development
• Size of development
• Date of completion
• Number of operators
In this category, the judges will celebrate the most outstanding new international retail and leisure experience by awarding a special prize to the destination that has delivered the most customers, the best offering and the most dynamic approach to property development.
Recognising the contribution made by shopping centres in providing customer care, good presentation, maintenance and cleanliness, this award also pays particular attention to high levels of service, diversity of offer and design excellence.
This award will be presented to a centre that demonstrates innovation in its renovation through architecture and design, how it has contributed to the overall regeneration of the town, city or area, its contribution to the local community and the steps it has taken to improve sustainability.
Retail stores have been reacting to the surge of e-commerce in a magical way. A new category for 2019, this award will honour a US retail business that offers its customers a unique and interesting offering unlike the traditional brick-and-mortar stores, cultivating an experience that cannot be re-created online. Our judges will be looking for in-store innovation, experiential elements, excellent customer service and the creativity of the brand’s concept. The nominee must be a retailer that was formed in the US.
With conception’s of the traditional retail store changing around the globe, a unique and original idea is more important than ever. With this award, RLI will be highlighting the most innovative concepts from around the globe. Like its US counterpart the judges will be looking for in-store innovation, experiential elements, excellent customer service and the creativity of the brand’s concept. The nominee must be a retailer that was formed outside of the US.
This award will be presented to an emerging market retailer that best represents the essential retail qualities of entrepreneurship, originality and flexibility. Our judges will look to reward a business that can demonstrate that they have a robust and growing retail format whilst examining the part it is playing in the development of the emerging economies.
This award is a tribute to the international leisure operator or hotel group that has shown the strongest performance, whilst offering the customer an innovative and exciting brand. Our judging panel will be particularly interested in how this operator maintains global recognition. The nominee must be a leisure operator or hotel group with locations in a minimum of two continents and six international territories.
Food & Beverage services are becoming the must have element in any retail and leisure destination, and they are transforming shopping centres and outlets into convivial lifestyle ventures. Introduced for the first time, this award highlights the very best and innovative F&B concepts across the globe. Judges will be looking at the authenticity, quality and experience that each concept offers.
This award is designed to highlight the Developer which showcases the best new retail and leisure schemes over the last 12 months, and those in the pipeline, with an emphasis on diversity, innovation and, of course, the ‘wow’ factor. Please ensure that submissions include a portfolio of recently completed developments and a selection of ongoing projects in the retail and/or leisure sectors.
This award is a tribute to the designer that consistently and accurately delivers the value of a brand to both business and customers. Our judges will examine both the design process, its objective and, most importantly, the results. Please ensure that submissions include a portfolio of recently completed developments and a selection of ongoing projects in the retail and/or leisure sectors. For designers nominating their work, it is essential to obtain the approval of the client prior to submitting examples of their work.
This award acknowledges the importance of the shopfitter’s role in the successful completion of any retail or leisure development. It also recognises the companies understanding of a client’s needs, their contribution to the design process and their innovative use of the space and materials.
This award recognises the entrepreneurial spirit, achievements and long-term ambitions of up-and-coming retail businesses embarking on an international expansion program. Please supply a synopsis of the nominated company outlining the qualities that you believe it possesses whilst pointing to its successes over the previous year. Please supply supporting material such as financial results, acquisitions, new market entries and press releases.