Radical Innovation, an award-giving platform that recognises game-changing ideas for the hospitality industry worldwide, has announced the 2018 finalists for its 12th annual edition.
The Radical Innovation competition was founded in 2007 by The John Hardy Group, a company that provides clients with counsel, leadership, creativity and accountability for hospitality development projects. The group is committed to driving and continually improving the industry by paving the way for new concepts.
Its jury is composed of hospitality and design experts, which include John Hardy, the president and CEO of the group. The Radical Innovation jury selects finalists based on creativity and design, as well as their potential feasibility and ability to impact the industry.
The Floating Hotel
The Floating Hotel is built to encourage ecotourism. The model integrates local fishing culture and tourism in an eco-hotel.
Equipped with fishing cages and efficient space for production, the hotel encourages its guests to experience and participate in farming first-hand. In a shared, sustainable, floating village, tourists and locals are joined to help develop services along the river community.
Winners of the competition will receive up to USD 10,000 to help realise their concept. Finalists will be flown to New York City to compete on the Radical Innovation stage, to be held at the New Museum on 3 October 2018.