Recognising exceptional hospitality experience and design

2021 Entered Awards

Bar, Club or Lounge

A hotel bar, club or lounge.

Event Spaces

A multi-purpose space or series of spaces in a hotel created for staging temporary events, including but not limited to; ballrooms, conference areas and meeting rooms.


Hotel bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms (not suites).

Hotel Conversion

A conversion of an existing non-hotel building into a hotel.

Hotel Newbuild

A complete new development of a hotel.

Hotel Renovation

A restoration, extension, refurbishment or restructuring of an existing hotel.

Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces

The landscape architecture and/or design of external areas of a hotel.


A hotel lobby, reception, foyer and/or public areas (multi-functional areas with no specific purpose).

Lodges, Cabins & Tented Camps

A single/collection of lodges, cabins or tented camps.


A self-contained resort hotel.


A hotel restaurant.

Spa & Wellness

A spa and/or wellness facilities within or associated to a hotel.


A hotel suite comprising: a bedroom(s); living room area(s); and bathroom(s).

2021 Special Awards

Visual Identity

The overall visual identity of a hotel or hotel brand, including but not limited to: graphic design; branding; signage and physical collateral.

The AHEAD Americas Hotel of the Year Award

The entry that best combines architecture and design to deliver an outstanding guest experience.

New Concept

A new hospitality concept or brand that delivers both outstanding design and guest experience.