AHEAD ASIA SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

UNION at The Opposite House

AHEAD, the Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design has revealed its AHEAD Asia 2020 shortlist. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony set to take place on 12 March at Andaz Singapore.

The entered categories are Bar, Club or Lounge; Event Spaces; Guestroom; Hotel Conversion; Hotel Newbuild; Hotel Renovation & Restoration; Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces; Lobby & Public Spaces; Lodges, Cabins & Tented Camps; Resort; Restaurant; Spa & Wellness; Suite; and Transport. Other awards include Visual Identity, New Concept and AHEAD Asia Hotel of the Year, the winners of which are selected by the judging panel.

Following their openings between September 2018 and August 2019, the following projects have been shortlisted:

BAR, CLUB or LOUNGE

  • Absinthe at Hôtel de la Coupole, Sapa, Vietnam
  • Lennon’s at Rosewood Bangkok, Thailand
  • Manor Club at Rosewood Hong Kong, China
  • UNION at The Opposite House, Beijing, China

EVENT SPACES

  • Grand Ballroom and Junior Ballroom at Rosewood Hong Kong, China
  • Grand Hyatt Xi’an, China
  • The Great Room at Raffles Singapore
  • The PuXuan Hotel & Spa, Beijing, China

GUESTROOMS

  • Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, Shaviyani Atoll
  • Grand Hyatt Xi’an, China
  • Rosewood Bangkok, Thailand
  • Rosewood Hong Kong, China

HOTEL CONVERSION

  • Moss Hotel, Hobart, Australia
  • Six Senses Maxwell, Singapore
  • Sunyata Hotel Meili, Yunnan, China
  • TRUNK(HOUSE), Tokyo, Japan

HOTEL NEWBUILD

  • ENSO ANGO, Kyoto, Japan
  • Park Hyatt Shenzhen, China
  • Rosewood Hong Kong, China
  • The Thousand Kyoto, Japan

HOTEL RENOVATION & RESTORATION

  • Grand Hyatt Seoul, South Korea
  • Hayman Island, Whitsunday Islands, Australia
  • Raffles Singapore
  • The Datai Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

LANDSCAPING & OUTDOOR SPACES

  • Alila Villas Koh Russey, Bamboo Island, Cambodia
  • Capella Sanya, China
  • Six Senses Bhutan
  • The Chedi Ninghai, China

LOBBY & PUBLIC SPACES

  • Conrad Hangzhou, China
  • Grand Hyatt Xi’an, China
  • Hotel Kapok Shenzhen, China
  • JW Marriott Qufu, China

LODGES, CABINS & TENTED CAMPS

  • Origin Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
  • Shinta Mani Wild, Southern Cardamom National Park, Cambodia
  • The Hidden Valley Resort, Yunnan, China
  • The Lindis, Ahuriri Valley, North Otago, New Zealand

RESORT

  • Mason, Pattaya, Thailand
  • Shishi-Iwa House, Karuizawa, Japan
  • Six Senses Bhutan
  • Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand, Rishikesh, India

RESTAURANT

  • Nan Bei at Rosewood Bangkok, Thailand
  • Terra at Waldorf Astoria Maldives, Ithaafushi Island
  • The Legacy House at Rosewood Hong Kong, China
  • Yi by Jereme Leung at Raffles Singapore

SPA & WELLNESS

  • ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa, Japan
  • Hôtel de la Coupole, Sapa, Vietnam
  • Joali Maldives, Muravandhoo Island Raa Atoll
  • Rosewood Bangkok, Thailand

SUITE

  • Grand Harbour Corner Suite at Rosewood Hong Kong, China
  • Presidential Suite at Grand Hyatt Seoul, South Korea
  • The Prestige Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
  • The St. Regis Hong Kong, China

TRANSPORT

  • Fenides Liveboard
  • Genting Dream
  • Oracle
  • Royal Caribbean Spectrum of the Seas

AHEAD Asia’s panel of judges, chaired by Guy Heywood, Chief Operating Officer of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, is comprised of hoteliers, architects, interior designers, and industry commentators. The judging process has been carefully developed to ensure a rigorous, robust and balanced procedure is followed to select the final winners of each category.AHEAD covers four regions: Asia, the Americas, Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Europe. With GROHE as Global Foundation Sponsor, an annual awards scheme will take place in each region throughout 2019 and 2020. The awards will culminate in an AHEAD Global event set to take place in 2021 which will see the winners of the eight regional heats compete head-to-head to decide a worldwide winner in each category.

ABOUT AHEAD

AHEAD celebrates the relentless pursuit of the exceptional in the hospitality industry. The awards recognise design in all its forms, and the guest experiences created in hospitality  projects  worldwide. Hosted by Sleeper Magazine, AHEAD comprises four annual, regional awards schemes run over a two-year period, culminating in a global biennale.

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