Judging

TIMELINE • PROCESS • CRITERIA • PANEL

Judging

AHEAD Asia is adjudicated by an independent panel of experts, comprising leading hospitality architects, designers, owners, operators, developers and industry commentators.

The judging process for AHEAD Asia has been carefully developed to ensure a rigorous, robust and balanced procedure is followed to select the final winners in each category.


Judging

Timeline

Call for Entries
01 Sep 2017
Judging Panel Announced
02 Oct 2017
Entry Deadline
31 Oct 2017
Shortlist Announced
08 Jan 2017
Judging Day
24 Jan 2017
Awards Ceremony
15 Mar 2018
Judging

Criteria

The application of design and architecture to deliver great guest experiences are at the heart of AHEAD.

The criteria for success are based not only on creative excellence, but also on commercial viability.

As well as projects that are aesthetically impressive, the judges will be looking for evidence that winning designs have also met the needs of client and customers alike.

The judges will be looking for submissions showing rigorous and appropriate design, demonstrating a sensible use of budget to contribute to the guest experience as well as the 'theatre' of hotel life while satisfying the client brief.

Submitted material should demonstrate clearly why the project is thought to be worth an award in its chosen category and how the design sets the project at an award winning level.


Eligibility / Entry

Hotel projects completed between October 2016 – September 2017 are eligible for entry to AHEAD Asia 2018.

A hotel is defined as a commercial building, or combination of buildings, primarily dedicated to the provision of lodging / accommodation. Please note privately owned accommodations exclusively rented out for lodging via peer-to-peer sites such as Airbnb are not eligible for AHEAD.  

AHEAD is unique in its celebration of the key collaborators in hotel projects: the developer / investor; operator; architect and interior designer.

Anyone can enter an award, but we recommend that the designers / architects responsible for the hotel compile the entry.

Hotel owners, operators, developers, investors, PRs and other representatives are encouraged to co-ordinate entries for the hotels they represent with the relevant designers/architects.

Further guidance on specific criteria for individual categories is given here and during the entry process.


Photography

Photography should clearly show the design and / or architecture of the area of the property relevant to the category in which it is entered

If entering more than one category please submit different photographs that reflect the category you are entering. 

Before and after photos, CGIs and renderings, floor plans and / or CAD drawings can be included as supporting material where relevant. 

Please do not submit CGIs / renderings in place of actual photography

Please try and avoid use of advertising or marketing photographs e.g. posed models, elaborate table settings etc. 

Please ensure that you have the appropriate copyright clearances for all photography submitted (see terms and conditions)

Judging

PANEL

The judges for AHEAD Asia are acknowledged industry leaders, who represent a wide spectrum of the disciplines involved in delivering new hotel projects across the region.

AHEAD Asia's judging panel will be announced 02 October 2018.