15 November 2017

2017 Awards

AHEAD, the Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design, has revealed its winners in a glittering ceremony at W Al Habtoor City, Dubai.

Celebrating the most ambitious and innovative hotels across the Middle East and Africa, winners include a luxury urban resort in Dubai and a secluded lodge retreat in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Following a welcome reception at the Wet Deck, The Great Room at W Al Habtoor City was transformed with light, sound and live performance to create a spectacular backdrop for the 300 hospitality professionals in attendance.

The triumphant projects were subject to a rigorous judging process by a panel chaired by Marc Dardenne, Group Chief Operating Officer of Jumeirah Group. Each entry was assessed on its aesthetic excellence, guest experience and commercial viability.

Please see below for event images.