The reimagining of Sir Edward Lutyens’ iconic Midland Bank, a converted department store in Stockholm, and a vineyard retreat were amongst the winners at the inaugural AHEAD Europe. Taking place at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, the event celebrated design in all its forms and the guest experience it creates in hospitality projects worldwide.
An esteemed judging panel comprising leading hoteliers, architects and interior designers and chaired by Javier Hortal, Regional Director of Technical Services EMEA, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, assessed entries on their aesthetic excellence, guest experience and commercial viability.
Upon arrival, guests indulged in a sci-fi meets cyberpunk theme, with the venue brought to life with lasers, LEDs and a soundtrack of futuristic funk curated by Music Concierge. With over 900 attendees travelling from across Europe and beyond, every aspect of hospitality was represented, from architects and designers to owners and operators, specifiers to contractors.
For 2017, the Outstanding Contribution Award was given to Rob Wagemans in recognition of his achievements within hospitality design, notably CitizenM, a game-changer designed for the urban traveller, and Zoku, a home-office hybrid concept that caters to mobile professionals.
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Villeroy & Boch, formed in 1748, is a leading ceramics manufacturer steeped in European culture and history, and one of the biggest international premium brands in the areas of bathrooms and wellness.
Villeroy & Boch offers the finest and most innovative bathroom products and furnishing concepts for both private customers and property developers. The company is a pioneer in the realm of ceramic product design and innovation. Villeroy & Boch beautiful, high-quality products are hallmarks of French design flair and German engineering efficiency.Visit site
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As a global manufacturer of sanitary products and installation systems, “close to you” is our promise. We have been operating as an independent, family-run business in close proximity to people and the markets for over 30 years. Curiosity about our customers’ world leads us to develop well-thought-out products and services and will continue to drive our innovative approach forwards in the future. Innovation, design, and high-quality standards are our main drivers. Our system solutions combine permanently safe functions with a timeless design. This combination is representative of the driving force behind our company – making good products even better.
In front of and behind the wall. TECE’s areas of competence encompass outstanding sanitary design elements such as toilet flush plates including cisterns, prefabricated wall modules, a toilet with shower function, and elegant shower channels or shower profiles.
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