AHEAD Middle East and Africa hospitality awards winners to be announced in virtual ceremony

The winners of the AHEAD Middle East and Africa awards will be announced on Monday in a virtual ceremony broadcast on Dezeen.

The ceremony will take place from 2:00pm Dubai time, which is 12:00pm South Africa time and 10am UK time, and will be broadcast on Dezeen as well as on our YouTube channel.

The event will feature exclusive video content from the AHEAD Middle East and Africa (MEA) nominees, as well as from the judges and sponsors of the awards programme.

You can add the event to your calendar by clicking on this link.

The ceremony is taking place digitally rather than at a real-world event due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Championing standout hospitality projects from around the world, the AHEAD awards focuses on four different regions: MEA, the Americas, Asia and Europe.

The 2020 AHEAD MEA competition will review projects that have opened, reopened or launched in the region between January 2019 and February of this year.

In June, Dezeen broadcast a ceremony announcing the winners of the AHEAD Americas awards 2020 as part of Virtual Design Festival.

See the full shortlist below:


Bar, Club or Lounge

Archer Bar & Eatery at Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa
Twenty Three Rooftop Bar at Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City, Dubai, UAE
Siddharta Lounge by Buddha Bar at W Muscat, Oman
St. Trop at Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE

Guestrooms

Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Qatar
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge, De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa
The Farmstead at Royal Malewane, Hoedspruit, South Africa
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, UAE

Hotel Newbuild

Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa
ME Dubai at Opus, UAE
The Museum Hotel Antakya, Turkey
The Social House Nairobi, Kenya

Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces

Anantara Sahara Tozeur Resort & Villas, Tunisia
Le Palais Ronsard, Marrakech, Morocco
The Farmstead at Royal Malewane, Hoedspruit, South Africa
The Oberoi Marrakech, Morocco

Lobby & Public Spaces

Le Palais Ronsard, Marrakech, Morocco
Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa
ME Dubai at Opus, UAE
Vida Hotel Emirates Hills, Dubai, UAE

Lodges, Cabins & Tented Camps

Abelana River Lodge, Phalaborwa, South Africa
andBeyond Ngala Treehouse, Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Habitas Namibia
King's Pool, Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Botswana
Lepogo Lodges' Noka Camp, South Africa
Puku Ridge, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Zannier Hotels Sonop, Namibia

Renovation, Restoration & Conversion

andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibrand Nature Reserve, Namibia
Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Qatar
Le Palais Ronsard, Marrakech, Morocco
Long Lee Manor, Shamwari Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Resort

Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Anantara Sahara Tozeur Resort & Villas, Tunisia
The Oberoi Marrakech, Morocco
W Muscat, Oman

Restaurant

Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE
Keystone at Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa
Mina's Kitchen at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, UAE
Nammos Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Dubai, UAE

Restaurant

Bull & Bear at Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE
Keystone at Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa
Mina's Kitchen at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, UAE
Nammos Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Dubai, UAE

Suite

Anantara Sahara Tozeur Resort & Villas, Tunisia
Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Qatar
Le Palais Ronsard, Marrakech, Morocco
Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa