Autumn is a fruitful time for the architecture, hospitality and design industries with global festivals such as the World Architecture Festival and Sleep & Eat attracting thousands of industry professionals. This month also sees the return of two regional AHEAD Awards ceremonies, taking place in Dubai for the MEA region and London for Europe. The prestigious Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design celebrates the most outstanding new hospitality projects in each region.
For 2019’s awards, an impressive total of 11 properties in the shortlist feature collaborations with GROHE. The competition for the AHEAD Europe Hotel of the Year Award is tougher than ever with the award scheme receiving an unprecedented number of entries. There are approximately 60 finalists for the European region with contenders for the top prize including the likes of Switzerland’s Hide Hotel, a hotel new build in the mountainous region of Flims, the idyllic Caravia Beach Hotel nestled against the backdrop of one of Kos’ award-winning beaches and even the capital’s very own Mandarin Oriental Hotel which has been selected as a finalist in the Suites category.
GROHE and the AHEAD awards will celebrate the MEA hospitality industry’s very finest projects in Dubai on Wednesday 13thNovember followed by the European regional event which takes place at a brand-new location, London’s Battersea Evolution, on Monday 18th November.