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AHEAD Global reveals the world's best hotel designs in livestream

The winners of the AHEAD Global 2020 hospitality design awards will be announced in a livestream broadcast on Dezeen today. Watch here from midday London time.

The event is hosted by Sleeper Magazine's editor-at-large Guy Dittrich and will feature imagery of the AHEAD nominees, as well as content from the sponsors of the awards programme.

The AHEAD Awards celebrate striking hospitality projects from across the world and is split into four different regions: Europe, Middle East and Africa (MEA), Asia and the Americas.

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Rosewood Bangkok is one of the nominated hotels for the AHEAD Global 2020 awards

The AHEAD Global awards represent the finale of the programme of regional events in 2019 and 2020, in which the winners are pitted against each other to determine the best recently opened hotels worldwide.

During the stream, Dittrich will announce the overall winners in eight categories – Beachfront Beauty Award, Creative Conversion Award, Gamechanger Award, Regeneration Award, Rural Retreat Award, Sanctuary Award, Social Scene Award, Urban Award, People’s Choice Award, Ultimate Accolade Award.

The winners of the People's Choice Award and Ultimate Accolade Award will also be announced.

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The Wild Coast Tented Lodge is also amongst the nominees for AHEAD Global

Throughout this year, Dezeen has broadcast virtual ceremonies in which the winners of the regional events were announced.

In March, Dezeen broadcast a ceremony announcing the winners of the AHEAD Asia 2020 awards, after the physical event was called off following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

The winners of the AHEAD Americas 2020 awards were streamed in June as part of Dezeen's Virtual Design Festival. In November, Dezeen broadcast ceremonies announcing winners of the MEA and Europe legs of the competition.