Press Release

The 2008 IRHAS
International Restaurant & Hotel Awards

For Immediate Release: Beverly Hills, California - September 25th, 2008
9107 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 450
Beverly Hills, CA. 90210 USA

International Restaurant & Hotel Awards Announces 2008 Best Conceptual Design Hotel and Best Conceptual Design Restaurant Recipients

(Beverly Hills, CA, November 4th, 2008) - The 2008 Conceptual Design Award Recipients were announced online on November 4th, 2008. The IRHA Conceptual Design Awards Presented by ARTRAVEL Magazine recognize the architects, designers and firms that demonstrate extraordinary talent, energy and vision in hospitality design. These stunning unprecedented concepts for hotels and restaurants innovate and inspire the entire design community. The winning design hotels and restaurants will receive the grand titles and receive worldwide exposure as the next "it" restaurant and hotel. (Restaurants and Hotels qualified for the Conceptual Design Awards if they opened for business after December 31st, 2006. ARTRAVEL judges reviewed all submissions in October 2008).

Best Conceptual Design Hotel

(Nuevo Leon, Mexico)
Group Habita

Best Conceptual Design Restaurant

(Montréal, QC, Canada )

Recipients will receive an Irha statue onstage at The 2008 Irhas gala ceremony at the home of Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California on November 16th, 2008. Recipients receive two premier passes to attend the gala at The Beverly Hilton, expsoure on the ARTRAVEL and IRHA websites for one year and they will be featured in the IRHA Book and several 2008/2009 issues of ARTRAVEL Magazine.

The 2008 Irhas presented by the International Restaurant and Hotel Awards will be a star-studded gala ceremony hosted by Mark DeCarlo from Taste of America on the Travel Channel. Attendees include: Restaurateurs and hoteliers from around the globe, association & organization leaders, 2008 Irha Award Honorees, Grand Award Recipients and Nominees, UKTV Food stars, Food Network stars, celebrity presenters, publication editors and publishers, travel guide publishers and editors, hospitality public relations representatives, IRHA Jury & Advisory Board (visit www.Irhas.com to view the Jury, Board and Traveler's Vote Awards Nominees for Best of Travel & Dining in TV, Radio, Web, Film, Travel Editor of the Year, Food & Dining Editor of the Year and more.

The ceremony will include a special Spotlight on New Orleans along with the presentation of the 2008 Irha Award Honorees, Supporting Recipients, Traveler's Vote Award Recipients & Grand Awards for the International Restaurants and Hotels of the Year.

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For more information on The Irhas (International Restaurant & Hotel Awards) contact:

Email: press@IRHAS.com
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