Categories

recognising exceptional hospitality experience and design
Categories

Entered Awards

Bar, Club or Lounge

For exceptional design, contributing to the hospitality experience, of a distinct area within a hotel that is primarily dedicated to drinking.

Event Spaces

For exceptional design, contributing to the hospitality experience, of a multi-purpose space or series of spaces, within a hotel created for the staging of temporary events – including, but not limited to, ballrooms, conference and banqueting areas, meeting rooms and / or screening rooms.

Guestrooms

For exceptional bedroom and bathroom design, contributing to the hospitality experience, within a specific hotel project. Please do not enter Suites in the Guestrooms category.

Hotel Renovation & Restoration

For exceptional design and architecture, contributing to the hospitality experience, of a hotel project which is a restoration, extension, refurbishment or restructuring of an existing hotel building.


Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces

For exceptional landscape architecture and / or design of external areas of a hotel project, and their contribution to the hospitality experience.

Lobby & Public Spaces

For exceptional design, contributing to the hospitality experience, of the lobby, reception, foyer, lounge and/or public areas within a hotel. NB. “Public Areas” refers to multi-functional areas which do not serve a specific purpose such as ante-rooms, lift lobbies, corridors, stairwell areas, atriums etc but NOT bars, restaurants; event spaces; spa, health and leisure facilities (for which there are separate awards).

Resort Hotel

This award will recognise exceptional design and architecture, and their contribution to the hospitality experience, for a resort project.

Restaurant

For exceptional design, contributing to the hospitality experience, for a distinct area within a hotel that is primarily dedicated to dining.

Spa & Wellness

For exceptional design, contributing to the hospitality experience, for spa and wellness facilities within or attached to a hotel.

Suite

For exceptional design, contributing to the hospitality experience, for a specific guestroom containing both sleeping and living room area(s), as well as bathrooms(s) within a hotel.

Urban Hotel - Conversion

For exceptional design and architecture, and their contribution to the hospitality experience, for a hotel project in an urban location that is a conversion of an existing non-hotel building to hotel use.

Urban Hotel - Newbuild

For exceptional design and architecture, and their contribution to the hospitality experience, of a hotel project in an urban location that is a complete newbuild development.

Categories

Selected Awards

The Visual Identity of The Year Award

This award will recognise exceptional design for the overall visual identity of a hotel or hotel brand, including but not restricted to elements such as graphic design, digital marketing materials, signage and physical collateral.

The New Concept of The Year Award

This award will recognise a new concept or brand in hospitality, and its integration of architecture, design, technology, service and other elements to create an outstanding hospitality experience for its guests.

The Outstanding Contribution Award

This award will recognise the outstanding contribution of an individual or individuals to the hospitality design industry

The AHEAD Europe Hotel of the Year Award

The winner of this award will be chosen from the entries in all the other categories for the hotel project which best combines architecture and design to deliver an outstanding experience for its guests