AHEAD Hospitality Awards 2018 – Asia

The AHEAD Awards are back and this time, we’re in Asia. All the best hotels built between October 2016 and September 2017 will be judged over a variety of different categories, and as a continent renowned for it’s impeccable hospitality, the competition was certainly tight. However the Asian hotel of the year was not what we were expecting…

The Warehouse Hotel – Hotel of the Year

The hotel that picked up the most awards was the Warehouse Hotel in Singapore, designed by Asylum Creative and Zarch Collaboartives. Not only was in named hotel of the year, but it was winner of the Guestrooms catergory, Lobby & Public Space, and Urban Hotel – Conversion aswell. The quirky design was a hit with the judges, with the panel impressed by it’s, “refined design and stunning attention to detail”.

Hotel of the Year - The Warehouse Hotel - AHEAD Asia 2018 - HEKKTA

Hotel of the Year – The Warehouse Hotel – AHEAD Asia 2018 – HEKKTA

Alila Yangshuo – Resort Hotel Award

The winner of the Resort Hotel award and the Spa & Wellness award was the stunning Alila Yangshuo guest accomodation by Vector Architects. The former sugar mill features 40,000 hand-pressed bricks and is nestled in the Chinese mountains of Guangxi. The guest house is a strange blend of effortless elegance with a touch of eerieness – but nonetheless, we think it’s beautiful.

Alila Yangshuo - AHEAD Awards Asia 2018 - HEKKTA

Alila Yangshuo – AHEAD Awards Asia 2018 – HEKKTA

John Jacob Astor Estate, St Regis Maldives – Best Suite Award

A picture can so often say thousands of words and I think the one below needs no explanation! Sitting atop the Indian Ocean, the best suite award went to the picturesque John Jacob Astor Estate in the St Regis Resort in the Maldives. Why get a room when you can get a whole luxury mansion sitting on the water staring out over the ocean? Bliss.

John Jacob Astor Estate, St Regis Maldives - Best Suite Award - AHEAD Awards Asia 2018 - HEKKTA

John Jacob Astor Estate, St Regis Maldives – Best Suite Award – AHEAD Awards Asia 2018 – HEKKTA

Vommuli House Nature Discovery Centre, St Regis Maldives – Best Event Spaces Award

From the same resort as the one above, this discovery centre won the award for Event Spaces. Surrounded by jungle, this chapel-like building certainly looks the part and is host to a culinary school, yoga studio and an acupuncture clinic amongst other activities. Room for one please!

Vommuli House Nature Discovery Centre, St Regis Maldives - Best Event Spaces Award - AHEAD Awards Asia 2018 - HEKKTA

Vommuli House Nature Discovery Centre, St Regis Maldives – Best Event Spaces Award – AHEAD Awards Asia 2018 – HEKKTA

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore – Hotel Renovation & Restoration Award

When renovating their hotel in Singapore, Shangri-La opted for a forest of greenery in their lobby, resulting in the hotel winning the Renovation & Restoration award.

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore - Hotel Renovation & Restoration Award - AHEAD Awards Asia 2018

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore – Hotel Renovation & Restoration Award – AHEAD Awards Asia 2018

These are just five of the several winners in this year’s AHEAD Asia Awards, but the AHEAD awards are not just limited to Asia. After all the winners from the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East & Africas have been announced, a global awards will take place showcasing the best design in hotels and hospitality from all around the world and the global biennale will take place in 2019.

Below are the full list of winners :

The Hotel of the Year
The Warehouse Hotel, Singapore

Guestrooms
The Warehouse Hotel, Singapore

Resort Hotel
Alila Yangshuo, Guilin

Bar, Club or Lounge
Red Sugar at Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong

Event Spaces
Vommuli House Nature Discovery Center at St. Regis Maldives

Suite
John Jacob Astor Estate at St. Regis Maldives

Hotel Renovation & Restoration
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

Landscape & Outdoor Spaces
VUE Hotel Houhai Beijing

Lobby & Public Space
The Warehouse Hotel, Singapore

Restaurant
Brasserie at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Spa & Wellness
Spa Alila at Alila Yangshuo, Guilin

Urban Hotel – Conversion
The Warehouse Hotel, Singapore

Urban Hotel – Newbuild
Kerry Hotel Hong Kong

Visual Identity
Jackalope, Victoria

New Concept
Trunk (Hotel), Tokyo

Outstanding Contribution
Priya Paul, Chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

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