Alila Yangshuo takes home Ultimate Winner prize at AHEAD Global 2019

AHEAD has announced its 2019 Global winners in simultaneous ceremonies at Ham Yard Hotel, London and Crosby Street Hotel, New York. AHEAD Global is the culmination of the first cycle of AHEAD Awards – eight regional events that took place in Asia, Americas, MEA and Europe throughout 2017-2018 with the help of loyal sponsors and partners: Grohe, Lasvit, Laufen, RH, Roca and Villeroy & Boch. Following their respective regional wins, the projects competed amongst one another for the ultimate accolade.

Speaking of the event, Awards Director Matt Turner comments: “AHEAD Global celebrates the past two years of our Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design, which has seen over 1600 entries representing over 600 hotel projects. I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled we’ve been with the response we’ve had to AHEAD around the world. We are deeply honoured to have this opportunity to celebrate incredible hotel projects and the people who create them.”

The winners are:

Bar, Club or Lounge
The Whiskey Room at Hotel Roomers – Munich, Germany

Event Spaces
Faena Forum – Miami, USA

Zallinger Saltria – Italy

Hotel Renovation & Restoration
11 Howard – New York, USA

Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces
The Mandrake – London, England

Lobby & Public Spaces
The Warehouse Hotel – Singapore

Lodges & Tented Camps
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge – Okavango Delta, Botswana

Resort Hotel
Alila Yangshuo – Guilin, China

Le Coucou at 11 Howard – New York, USA

Spa & Wellness
MoonAcre Spa & Baths at Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa – Calistoga, USA

Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient Express – Various Locations

Urban Hotel – Conversion
1898 The Post – Ghent, Belgium

Urban Hoel – Newbuild
Hoshinoya Tokyo – Japan

Visual Identity
Jackalope – Victoria, Australia

AHEAD Global New Concept Award
Hoshinoya Tokyo – Japan

AHEAD Global Peoples’ Choice Award 2019
Stamba Hotel – Tbilisi, Georgia

AHEAD Global Ultimate Winner 2019
Alila Yangshuo – Guilin, China

Winners took home bespoke trophies in hand-blown glass designed and manufactured by Lasvit, while headline sponsor Grohe – along with a host of other supporters – helped victors celebrate into the evening.