Submissions will be sorted into 15 categories: Bar, Club Or Lounge; Event Spaces; Guestrooms; Hotel Conversion; Hotel Newbuild; Hotel Renovation Restoration; Landscaping Outdoor Spaces; Lobby Public Spaces; Lodges; Cabins And Tented Camps; Resort, Restaurant; Spa Wellness; Suite; Transport and Visual Identity.
Projects will then be carefully reviewed by an expert panel of architects, hoteliers, designers, developers and industry commentators. Catherine Martin, managing editor of Sleeper magazine, and Chris Lee, creative director of design studio Asylum, were among the judging team last year.
“The judges will be looking for submissions showing rigorous and appropriate design, demonstrating a sensible use of budget to contribute to the guest experience as well as the ‘theatre’ of hotel life,” explained the AHEAD team.
Wild Coast Tented Lodge was also a winner in the AHEAD Asia awards 2019
Other winning hotels from AHEAD Asia 2019 include Sri Lanka’s Wild Coast Tented Lodge, which is composed of a series of cocoon-like pods, and Guntû, which is set inside a boat that sails along Japan’s Seto Inland Sea.
Entries to AHEAD Asia 2020 cost £250 (plus VAT) per project and per category. First-place projects will go on to contend against winners from other regions in a global biennale, where worldwide titles are awarded.
For more information about the awards visit the AHEAD website.