AHEAD Americas winners revealed

AHEAD Americas, the Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design, has revealed its winners in a ceremony at Miami’s Faena Forum.

With leading hospitality professionals in attendance, the awards celebrated design in all its forms and the guest experience it creates in hospitality projects worldwide. From the reimagining of a derelict Detroit landmark to a floral oasis at the heart of Manhattan, the awards recognised aesthetic, conceptual, functional and commercial breakthroughs at a tropical-themed ceremony.

A panel of judges comprising industry leading hoteliers, architects and interior designers, assessed entries on their aesthetic excellence, guest experience and commercial viability.

Marking the second AHEAD event of the year following AHEAD Asia in March, winners will now go ahead to compete in their categories to be crowned worldwide winner the next AHEAD Global edition.

The winners are:

Bar, Club or Lounge
The Fleur Room at Moxy Chelsea – New York, USA

Event Spaces
Gold Diggers – Los Angeles, USA

Gold Diggers – Los Angeles, USA

Hotel Conversion
The Siren Hotel  – Detroit, USA

Hotel Newbuild
Solaz Los Cabos – Mexico

Hotel Renovation or Restoration
Troutbeck – New York, USA

Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces
Solaz Los Cabos – Mexico

Lobby & Public Spaces
Perry Lane Hotel – Georgia, USA

Resort Hotel
Belmond Cap Juluca – Anguilla, Caribbean

The NoMad Restaurant at NoMad Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada

Spa & Wellness
Wellness Centre at Eaton DC – Washington DC, USA

St. Jane – Chicago, USA

Crystal Symphony

Visual Identity of the Year
Hotel Peter & Paul – New Orleans, USA

New Concept of the Year
AutoCamp – Yosemite, USA

The Outstanding Contribution Award
David Rockwell – Rockwell Group

The AHEAD Americas Hotel of the Year
The Siren Hotel – Detroit, USA

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.