AHEAD Europe 2023

17 November 2023 - Evolution, London


Each year, AHEAD - the leading Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design - comprises four regional annual awards programmes, celebrating the achievements of those shaping the hospitality industry across Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

Once this year's regional winners have been announced, the very first AHEAD 100 list will be unveiled; our new annual list showcasing the best new hotels in the world. A judging panel - comprising architects, interior designers, hoteliers, and industry commentators from across the globe - will then decide the final 10 best-of-the-best, before selecting the winner of the Ultimate Accolade, announced on 20 November.

Entries for AHEAD Europe 2023 are now closed. To hear when entries for our 2024 series open, sign up to our mailing list.

The winners will be announced at the upcoming AHEAD Europe 2023 ceremony, taking place at Evolution, London, on Friday 17 November. Secure your spot at the ceremony today and get tickets, subject to availability.

Celebrating la dolce vita, our annual 'black tie with a twist' is 'Bellissimo Black Tie', inspired by Italian fashion, design and music - with a nod to the second series of the HBO cult hit ‘The White Lotus’, set on a fictional luxury Sicilian resort.

As always, the dress code is open to interpretation and the twist is completely optional; get colourful with Gucci florals and Pucci patterns or keep it classic in timeless black tie. 

Whether you blow the budget on designer attire from Italy's biggest fashion houses or your selections are a little more sartorial, think 'A Night at The Opera', Venetian masquerade balls or the decadent rooftop club scene from Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Great Beauty’.

In need of some inspiration? Check out the ceremony's official Pinterest for outfit ideas and playlist for an eclectic mix of opera and Italio-disco!



Evolution London is located within Battersea Park at SW11 4NJ and can be accessed via the Chelsea Bridge Gate. If using What Three Words to get to the venue please use cargo.return.venues.

The nearest tube station is Battersea Power Station on the Northern Line, a 16 minute walk away. For main line trains the closest station is Battersea Park, a 13 minute walk to Evolution London. For travel directions or alternative travel options please visit tfl.gov.uk.

Nearest airports are London City 12 miles, London Heathrow 17 miles and London Gatwick 36 miles from the venue.