AHEAD Europe 2021

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).


This award recognises exceptional design and experience of mobile forms of hospitality such as cruise ships, sleeper trains and river boats.

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.

New Concept

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

Outstanding Contribution

Recognising the outstanding contribution of an individual or collective to the hospitality industry.

Hotel of the Year

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