Call for entries to AHEAD awards for European hotel design

Dezeen promotion: architects and designers are invited to submit recently completed hotel projects to the AHEAD Europe awards, taking place in London later this year.

The latest edition of the Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design recognises outstanding hospitality and hotel projects completed in Europe between June 2016 to May 2017.

It is the fourth in a series of AHEAD awards taking place across different continents in 2017. Asia's winners were announced in March, the Americas' are to be announced in June, and the awards for the Middle East and Africa regions will follow.

The AHEAD Europe awards ceremony will take place at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London

The AHEAD Europe ceremony will take place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London on Monday 20 November 2017.

Entries will be assessed on aesthetics, guest experience and commercial viability by a panel of judges comprising of hoteliers, architects, interior designers and industry commentators.

The panel for the AHEAD Europe awards includes Tom Hupe, director of hospitality at Perkins+Will; Catherine Martin, editor of Sleeper magazine; and Sue Harmsworth, Chairman and Founder of ESPA International.

The JW Marriott Venice was last year’s European Hotel of the Year 2016

Projects will be split across a range of categories: Bar, Club and Lounge; Event Spaces, Guestrooms; Hotel Renovation and Restoration; Landscaping and Outdoor Spaces; Lobby and Public Spaces; Resort Hotel; Restaurant, Spa and Wellness; Suite; Urban Hotel – Conversion; Urban Hotel – Newbuild; Visual Identity of the Year; New Concept of the Year and Outstanding Contribution.

The regional heats will culminate in a Global Biennale in 2019, which will see all four sets of winners compete head-to-head to become worldwide champions in their respective categories.

Registration for entry is now open on the AHEAD website and costs £250 (plus VAT) per project and category.

Entrants must apply online by Friday 30 June 2017.