Submissions for AHEAD MEA are now open, with the platform accepting hotel projects completed between January 2016 and February 2017.
The first AHEAD MEA programme will celebrate hotel design in all its forms and the guest experience it creates throughout the Middle East and Africa regions.
The deadline for entries is 30 April. Anyone can enter an award, but it is recommended that the designers or architects responsible for the hotel compile the entry.
The judges for AHEAD MEA are acknowledged industry leaders, who represent a wide spectrum of the disciplines involved in delivering new hotel projects across the region.
Further guidance on specific criteria for individual categories is given here and during the entry process. The shortlist of successful applications will be revealed on 30 June, with the awards ceremony itself taking place on 15 November at W Al Habtoor City, Dubai.