Amanyangyun wins big at AHEAD Asia

AHEAD, the Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design, has revealed its Asia 2019 winners as part of a ceremony held at the Andaz Hotel, Singapore. Chinese hotels dominated proceedings, with Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat and The Middle House, Shanghai taking two awards apiece, but the night’s big winner was Amanyangyun Shanghai, which received four awards in total including the prestigious AHEAD Asia Ultimate Winner. Other recipients included Eaton HK, Hong Kong for its achievements in the Renovation & Restoration category; Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Yala, Sri Lanka in the Resort prize, and Guntû – a waterborne reinvention of the Japanese ryokan – which was named winner of the newly introduced Transport category.

AHEAD Awards founder Matt Turner commented: “We were delighted to celebrate the best new hotels from across the Asia-Pacific region at AHEAD Asia 2019. Our winners offered a reflection of the region’s rich cultural history and dynamic modernity. We were particularly honoured to acknowledge the legacy of architect Kerry Hill who passed away in 2018 with several awards for his final project – Amanyangyun Shanghai.”

The full list of winners is as follows:

Bar, Club or Lounge
Bar Trigona at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Event Spaces
InterContinental Perth City Centre – Australia

Amanyangyun – Shanghai, China

Hotel Conversion
Amanyangyun – Shanghai, China

Hotel Newbuild
Rosewood Phnom Penh – Thailand

Hotel Renovation & Restoration
Eaton HK – Hong Kong

Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces
Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat – China

Lobby & Public Spaces
The Middle House – Shanghai, China

Resort Hotel
Wild Coast Tented Lodge – Yala, Sri Lanka

Yun House at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Spa & Wellness
The Middle House – Shanghai, China

Presidential Suite at The Westin Perth – Australia

Guntû – Seto Inland Sea, Japan

Visual Identity of the Year
Amanyangyun – Shanghai, China

New Concept of the Year
Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat – China

Outstanding Contribution Award
Bill Bensley

The AHEAD Asia Hotel of the Year
Amanyangyun – Shanghai, China

A full report of the event will run in Sleeper 84. For more information about AHEAD, the submission process or previous winners, visit the AHEAD website below.