AHEAD Global 2020

2020 Entered Awards

The Beachfront Beauty Award

Awarded to the best resort in a beachfront location, where architecture and design combine to create an incredible, holistic guest experience.

The Creative Conversion Award

Awarded to a hotel which has been created through the conversion or adaptive re-use of an existing building or buildings, to provide a new and exciting hospitality concept.

The Gamechanger Award

Awarded to a new hotel or concept that challenges established norms of the hotel world to create something new, refreshing and different. An award for the mould breakers, disruptors and outliers of the hospitality sector.

The Regeneration Award

Awarded to a hotel whose architecture and interior design provide the most sensitive restoration, renovation and / or refurbishment of an historic building and / or existing hotel to give it new life and create an exceptional guest experience.

The Rural Retreat Award

Awarded to a hotel in a rural and / or remote location where architecture and design are in harmony with the local landscape, and combine to create an incredible and holistic guest experience.

The Sanctuary Award

Awarded to a hotel which cocoons its guests, providing respite and retreat from the world outside. From sublime spas, to spacious suites and cosily comforting guest rooms this award is for a property where guests can recharge, restore and rebalance.

The Social Scene Award

Awarded to the hotel with the most vibrant, buzzing public areas. From lobby to bar to restaurant this award is for a hotel with energy and excitement where guests and locals alike want to see and be seen.

The Urban Award

Awarded to the best large, luxury newbuild property in an urban location, combining exceptional architecture and interior design to create a hotel which delivers an exceptional hotel for business and leisure guests alike.

2020 Special Awards

People's Choice

A project from the AHEAD Global shortlist decided via public vote.

Ultimate Accolade

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