The Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design has revealed the winner for its Asia classification. The Ceremony was held at The Capital Theatre in Singapore.
These awards are a continuation of the success of the Asian Hotel Design Awards. The AHEAD awards intend to celebrate design in all its many forms as well as how designs can change the guest experience within the hospitality industry. The Awards looks at these designs from all over the world and the judges for the AHEAD are renowned hoteliers, architects and interior designers. The entrants are assessed on their guest experience and commercial viability as well as their aesthetic excellence.
The winner of the AHEAD Award was a luxury hotel named Hoshinoya. The winning hotel is located in Tokyo and took home three awards on the night. The Hoshinoya won awards for The Asia Hotel of the Year, The New Concept of the Year and the Urban Hotel category, which made the luxury hotel AHEAD’s Asia’s Hotel of the Year. With competition for the awards being tough, the judges chose winners whose design really contributed to the guest experience.
Also worthy of note are the winners of the other thirteen categories. Amongst them Kerry Hill was awarded the Outstanding Contribution award for his 40 year career which contributed to Asian resort design. The winner of the Bar, Club and Lounge category was the Akademi which is in Seminyak, Bali; praised for its ingenuity in their lobby design. The Guestrooms category were won by the Thai Akyra Manor Hotel in Chiang Mai; said to have clean lines and use of combining the indoors and outdoors as part of their guest experience. The Hotel Renovation & Restoration category was won by The Edison George Town in Penang; a hotel that has been renovated to maintain the classic building characteristics with added flair. The Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces category was won by Keemala in Phuket Thailand; with the landscaping naturally enveloping the hotel in its surroundings and integrates the rooms with the jungle environment.