28 September 2023 - W Dubai, The Palm


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 the Middle East & Africa (MEA), Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

Entries for AHEAD MEA 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 MEA 2023 ceremony, taking place at W Dubai, The Palm, on 28 September. Secure your spot at the ceremony today and get tickets, subject to availability.

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.

Please note, tickets are only available to our sponsors and to specifiers in hospitality design; from architects and interior designers to owners, investors, developers, operators and procurement professionals.

Suppliers of hospitality products and services must sponsor to attend. For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Kirsty Studholme.