AHEAD Asia 2019
Thank you to everyone who came to our thoroughly enjoyable AHEAD Asia 2019 awards.
This year's took place at Andaz Hotel, Singapore on 07 March 2019. Chinese hotels dominated the proceedings, with Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat and Middle House Shanghai taking two awards apiece. The night’s big winner was Amanyangyun Shanghai, which won four awards in total including the prestigious AHEAD Asia Hotel of the Year Award. Other winners included Eaton HK, Hong Kong for Renovation & Restoration, Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Yala, Sri Lanka for Resort, and Guntû - which triumphed in the newly introduced Transport category.
Take a look at the 2019 winners here.
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Published six times per year, Sleeper features unrivalled coverage of the latest projects, products, practices and people shaping the industry. Its core circulation encompasses all those involved in the creation of new hotels, from owners, operators, developers and investors to interior designers, architects, procurement companies and hotel groups.
Our portfolio comprises a beautifully presented magazine, an affiliated website and regular email newsletters, as well as industry-leading events including AHEAD, the awards for hospitality experience and design. Sleeper is also the organiser of Sleepover, a networking event for hotel innovators hosted in a different city each year, and has recently launched a sister publication – Supper– focusing on global hotel F&B.
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GROHE products can be found in iconic hotel developments all over the world. Thanks to unique versatility in design and functionality, innovative technology and endless possible applications, GROHE products are perfectly placed to meet the rigorous demands of the hospitality sector.
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An industry leader in design-driven furnishings for more than 35 years, JANUS et Cie serves hospitality, contract and residential clients with a dedicated focus on outstanding quality, superior craftsmanship and unparalleled service. In the years since the company's founding in 1978, CEO Janice Feldman and her exceptional team have transformed JANUS et Cie from a single showroom in Los Angeles to a comprehensive global design resource with sixteen flagship showrooms throughout North America and in Singapore and Sydney, as well as field offices and select dealers throughout the world.
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As a leading international manufacturer of high-quality shower surfaces, bathtubs and washbasins made of superior steel enamel, Kaldewei is represented in more than 80 countries including 12 subsidiaries in Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Southeast Asia, Spain, the UK and the USA. Project decision-makers and private builders throughout the world appreciate the many advantages offered by superior Kaldewei steel enamel which is used in numerous top-class hotels.Visit site
The Laufen Bathrooms AG is a Swiss company specialising in premium complete bathroom solutions. Established in 1892 in Laufen/Switzerland, it operates internationally manufacturing bathroom ceramics and faucets and distributing bathroom furniture, accessories for the bathroom, bathtubs and shower trays.
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Villeroy & Boch is one of the world's leading premium brands for ceramic products. The family business, which was founded in 1748 and is headquartered in Mettlach/Germany, stands for innovation, tradition and exceptional style. As a renowned lifestyle brand, Villeroy & Boch offers products from the sectors Bathroom and Wellness and Tableware, and is active in 125 countries.
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