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AHEAD awards announces shortlist of best new hotels in the Americas

Dezeen promotion: hotels on the shortlist for this year's AHEAD Americas awards include a retro retreat in Napa Valley, an eco-friendly luxury hotel in Brooklyn and boutique escape on Mexico's west coast.

AHEAD has announced the new hotels across North and South America that are up for awards in 12 categories, with four entries shortlisted in each.

The categories range from overall acknowlegements for the best resort and urban hotels, to more specific prizes for facilities like guest rooms, event spaces and restaurants.

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge has the most shortlist places for this year's AHEAD Americas awards

Leading the nominations this year is 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York's Dumbo neighbourhood, which was shortlisted in six categories.

Public – the Herzog & de Meuron hotel that developer Ian Schrager opened in Manhattan to counter the threat from Airbnb – received four shortlist places, level with the renovated and expanded Four Seasons Hotel The Surf Club in Miami Beach.

Also featured on the shortlist are The Drifter Hotel in New Orleans, which occupies a renovated 1950s motel, and the Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa in California, with interiors designed to look like a fictitious Wes Anderson film.

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Shortlisted hotels elsewhere in the Americas include the Meson Nadi Boutique Hotel in Nicaragua

Shortlisted projects are from across the two continents, and include getaway venues in Canada, Mexico, Nicaragua and Brazil.

The include Rio de Janeiro's Emiliano Hotel, where guests can overlook the famous Copacabana Beach while bathing in a rooftop swimming pool.

The winners will be announced at the OMA-designed Faena Forum venue in Miami Beach on 12 June 2018. Tickets for the event are available now from the AHEAD Awards website.

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Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa is shortlisted in the Hotel Renovation and Restoration, and Spa and Wellness categories

AHEAD's annual awards programme celebrates exemplary architecture and interiors of hotel around the world. The winners of the 2018 AHEAD Asia were announced in March, while the results of the AHEAD Middle East and Africa awards will be released in June.

The recipients from each region will go on to compete in AHEAD's Global Biennale, when overall worldwide winners will be chosen.

See the full shortlist below:


Bar, Club or Lounge

1 Rooftop at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA
Analog at Hutton Hotel, Nashville, USA
Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square, New York, USA
Mister C at Bisha, Toronto, Canada

Event Spaces

Espace C2 at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Canada
Kimpton Everly Hotel, Los Angeles, USA
PUBLIC ARTS at PUBLIC Hotel, New York, USA
The Whitby Hotel, New York, USA

Guestrooms

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA
Ace Hotel Chicago, USA
MADE Hotel, New York, USA
PUBLIC Hotel, New York, USA

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Among the nominees in the Bar, Club or Lounge category is the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at New York's Moxy Times Square

Hotel Renovation and Restoration

Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa, Calistoga, USA
Four Seasons Hotel The Surf Club, Miami, USA
The Betsy, Miami, USA
The Drifter Hotel, New Orleans, USA

Landscaping and Outdoor Spaces

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA
Emiliano Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lo Sereno Casa de Playa, Troncones, Mexico
Meson Nadi Boutique Hotel, Tola, Nicaragua

Lobby and Public Spaces

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA
Moxy Times Square, New York, USA
PUBLIC Hotel, New York, USA
The LINE DC, Washington DC, USA

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Ian Schrager's Public hotel in New York has four nominations, including one for its guest rooms

Resort Hotel

Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
La Serena Villas, Palm Springs, USA
Lo Sereno Casa de Playa, Troncones, Mexico
Meson Nadi Boutique Hotel, Tola, Nicaragua

Restaurant

Le Sirenuse at Four Seasons Hotel The Surf Club, Miami, USA
Momofuku at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, USA
Somerset at Viceroy Hotel Chicago, USA
The Exchange at Freehand LA, USA

Spa and Wellness

Bamford Haybarn Spa at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA
MoonAcre Spa & Baths at Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa, Calistoga, USA
Spa Alila at Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort, Big Sur, USA
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel The Surf Club, Miami, USA

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The Betsy in Miami is one of four establishments on the Hotel Renovation and Restoration shortlist

Suite

Comissioner's Suite at Detroit Foundation Hotel, Detroit, USA
Corner Terrace Suite at The Whitby Hotel, New York, USA
Riverhouse at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA
The Cabanas at Four Seasons Hotel The Surf Club, Miami, USA

Urban Hotel – Conversion

Detroit Foundation Hotel, Detroit, USA
NoMad Los Angeles, USA
Rosewood Puebla, Mexico
The Broadview Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Urban Hotel – Newbuild

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA
Emiliano Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
PUBLIC Hotel, New York, USA
The Whitby Hotel, New York, USA