Shortlist unveiled for AHEAD MEA 2018 hospitality awards

Dezeen promotion: A grain store-turned-hotel and an open-air lodge located on a wildlife reserve are among the projects to be shortlisted in this year’s AHEAD MEA awards. The AHEAD MEA awards celebrate hotels and hospitality projects from across the Middle East and Africa that were launched between January 2017 and February 2018. Entries have been

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Motels are making a comeback, say AHEAD Americas awards judges

Nostalgia for the open road has led to a renewed interest in motels in the American hospitality industry, say AHEAD Americas jury members in this movie Dezeen produced for the awards programme. The AHEAD Americas awards, which took place in Miami on Tuesday, celebrate the best in hotel and resort design across North, Central and South

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge designed “to be part of the park,” says Jonathan Marvel

The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York was designed to bring the surrounding park into the building, says architect Jonathan Marvel in this movie Dezeen filmed for the AHEAD hospitality awards. Designed by Marvel Architects, the hotel stands alongside the Brooklyn Bridge Park, with views of the bridge and across the East River to Manhattan. The

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Trunk Hotel is “a completely new concept for Tokyo” says creative director

Hiroe Tanaka, creative director of the Trunk Hotel in Tokyo, explains how the building was designed to become a hub of activity, in this movie filmed by Dezeen at the AHEAD Asia hospitality awards. Trunk Hotel is a small boutique hotel located in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. It won the New Concept of the Year prize at the AHEAD Asia

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AHEAD awards announces shortlist of best new hotels in the Americas

Dezeen promotion: hotels on the shortlist for this year’s AHEAD Americas awards include a retro retreat in Napa Valley, an eco-friendly luxury hotel in Brooklyn and boutique escape on Mexico’s west coast. AHEAD has announced the new hotels across North and South America that are up for awards in 12 categories, with four entries shortlisted

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Call for entries to AHEAD Middle East and Africa awards 2018

Dezeen promotion: architects and designers working across the Middle East and Africas are invited to submit their hotel projects to this year’s AHEAD MEA awards. The Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design (AHEAD) recognises outstanding hotel design from around the world, through a series of heats in four regions: the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the

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Singapore’s The Warehouse Hotel creates a “distinctly local experience”

The Warehouse Hotel in Singapore was designed to create a unique local experience, says Chris Lee of design firm Asylum, in this movie Dezeen filmed for the AHEAD Asia 2018 awards. Local design firms Asylum and Zarch Collaboratives, converted a 19th-century former spice warehouse on the Singapore River into the boutique hotel. The property was named Hotel of

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A great hotel experience is “much more than just design” say AHEAD Asia awards judges

The best hotels offer guests unique local experiences, says jury members for the AHEAD Asia hospitality awards, in this movie produced by Dezeen. Now in their second year, the AHEAD Asia 2018 awards were presented in a ceremony at the Andaz hotel in Singapore earlier this month, celebrating the best in hospitality design from across the continent.

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Winners announced for AHEAD Asia 2018 hospitality awards

Dezeen promotion: a warehouse-turned-hotel in Singapore and a Maldivian guest suite perched above the ocean are among the winners of this year’s Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design Asias. The AHEAD Awards celebrates the best hotel projects across Asia, which have been finished between October 2016 and September 2017. All submissions were assessed by a panel of

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Shortlist revealed for AHEAD Asia 2018 hospitality awards

Dezeen promotion: a converted sugar mill set in a Chinese mountain range and a curvaceous bar that offers views of the Indian Ocean are among the projects shortlisted for this year’s edition of the AHEAD Asia awards. There are 27 projects shortlisted for awards at AHEAD Asia 2018, which honours the best hospitality projects completed in the

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Call for entries to AHEAD Americas 2018 awards

Dezeen promotion: architects and designers working across the Americas are invited to submit their hotel projects to the AHEAD Americas awards for 2018. Now in its second year, Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design (AHEAD) celebrates world-leading hotel design from around the world, through a series of regional award ceremonies. AHEAD Americas covers projects from anywhere in

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Europe’s best hotels offer “experiences that create memories” say AHEAD awards judges

Architects and designers are taking a holistic approach to create Europe’s most successful new hotels, say judges of the AHEAD Europe hospitality awards, in this movie produced by Dezeen. The AHEAD Europe hospitality awards, which took place in London last week, awarded projects including The Ned in London, São Lourenço do Barrocal in rural Portugal and At Six in

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AHEAD Middle East and Africa announces 2017 winners of hotel design awards

Dezeen promotion: the winners of this year’s AHEAD Awards for the Middle East and Africa include a safari retreat in Botswana and a five-star cliffside resort and spa in Oman. The awards celebrate various aspects of hospitality design, with entries assessed on aesthetics, guest experience and commercial viability by a panel of judges comprising leading hoteliers, architects and

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Shortlist revealed for inaugural AHEAD Middle East and Africa hospitality awards

Dezeen promotion: a hotel overlooking the Hajar Mountains in Oman and a Botswanan lodge located on a UNESCO World Heritage site are among the shortlisted projects for the inaugural AHEAD Middle East and Africa awards for hospitality experience and design. The AHEAD Middle East and Africa (MEA) awards will recognise the region’s best hospitality design and architecture

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