Once this year's regional winners were announced, the very first AHEAD 100 – our inaugural list showcasing the best new hotels in the world – was unveiled.

A global panel of hospitality design experts then descended upon Horwood House in Buckinghamshire for a weekend of judging to decide the Top 10 projects and the winner of the Ultimate Accolade.

Follow along on our Instagram as we count down their Top 10 projects from 27th November, leading to the Ultimate Accolade announcement on 7th December.

TOP 10

Aman New York, USA

Cap Karoso, Sumba, Indonesia

Carlton Cannes, France

The Cōmodo, Bad Gastein, Austria

Mamula Island, Kotor Bay, Montenegro

Mona Athens, Greece

The Ned Doha, Qatar

The Serai Wing – The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah, UAE