One Week Until Winner Announcements

There’s just one week left before the AHEAD Asia winners are revealed, and although the ceremony in Singapore will not go ahead as scheduled, we remain committed to celebrating the very best in hospitality experience and design across the region.

The winners will still be announced on 12 March as a webcast on the AHEAD website from 12pm (GMT) / 8pm (SGT).

But that’s not all – we will be returning to Andaz Singapore on 7 September for a celebratory event honouring of the AHEAD Asia community. Combining a daytime conference and an evening reception, the nominees, judges, sponsors and ticket holders will reunite to applaud the 2020 winners.

Further details will be announced in due course – in the meantime, make sure you save the date and get in touch to register your interest.

AHEAD Americas

The Shortlist is Approaching

Last Friday, AHEAD Americas closed for submissions and commenced the first stage of judging.

As we speak, our independent panel of industry experts are reviewing all entries, looking for projects which demonstrate clever, impressive and thoughtful design that meets the needs of client and guest alike.

The shortlist will be announced via the AHEAD website on Friday 27 March, before the panel meet face-to-face in Las Vegas to decide the winner in each of the 15 categories.

Winners will be announced as part of the AHEAD Americas ceremony, taking place 10 June at Faena Forum, Miami Beach. Early bird tickets are currently available for a limited time only. If you wish to join us and celebrate the best in hospitality experience and design, book your tickets here.


Call for Entries

Have you worked on a hotel, resort, lodge or hospitality transport project in the past year? If it opened, reopened or was renovated between January 2019 and February 2020, then we want you to take part in AHEAD MEA.

There are 15 categories available to enter including Suites, Spa & Wellness, Restaurant, Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces, and Visual Identity – an award which focuses solely on a hotel’s message via graphic design, signage, digital marketing, and physical collateral.

If you enter multiple categories and successfully make the shortlist, you will automatically be in the running for the prestigious AHEAD MEA Hotel of the Year award.

Entries cost 1200 AED each and the deadline for submissions is 30 April. What are you waiting for? Get started on your entry here.

AHEAD Europe

Welcome To The Hybrid Hotel – Dezeen meets Bjarne Hansen

Recipient of the AHEAD Europe 2019 New Concept award, Copenhagen’s The Audo combines home, work, play and hospitality under one unique banner. The project is home to design studio and co-founder MENU, and by way of an intelligent hybrid design, can function as a restaurant, café, concept store, material library, and co-working event space too.

While in London for the awards, our digital partner Dezeen caught up with Audo’s co-owner, Bjarne Hansen, to delve deeper into the project.

Watch the interview below