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Radical Innovation’s annual competition mobilizes disruptors from around the world with the ideas to propel the industry forward. The competition has awarded nearly $200,000 to pioneers in hospitality and design.

This year, submissions are open until April 30. Contestants should enter original, either built or unbuilt, concepts that offer something new to the market. These concepts must include guestrooms and lobby or public space areas, with food and beverage spaces recommended but optional. Built entries need to be completed 18 months prior to the competition.

The grand prize winner will be awarded $10,000, and the runner-up will receive $5,000. A student will win $1,500 and the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to the University of Nevada Las Vegas’s graduate-level hospitality design program. Competition finalists will be flown to New York to present their concepts during the Radical Innovation live event. Winning projects have the chance for incubation.

To enter, visit

(Photo: Courtesy of Radical Innovation): Last year’s 2018 Grand Prize Winner for the Radical Innovation competition, the Autonomous Travel Suite by Aprilli Design Studio, integrates transportation and hospitality through a driverless, mobile suite. 


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