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AHEAD Global awards 2021 winners announced in series of video ceremonies on Dezeen

The winners of the AHEAD Global 2021 hospitality design awards will be announced in a series of virtual ceremonies broadcast on Dezeen, beginning today. Watch the first part above.

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

AHEAD Award nominee Hotel Milla Montis
Hotel Milla Montis is one of the nominated hotels for the AHEAD Global 2021 awards

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.

The AHEAD Global awards represent the finale of the programme of regional events in 2021, in which the winners are pitted against each other to determine the best recently-opened hotels worldwide.

This year, the winners will be announced over the course of four virtual ceremonies, taking place daily from today until 13 January with a final broadcast on 20 January in which the People's Choice and Ultimate Accolade awards will be announced.

Today, Dittrich announced the overall winners in five categories – Bar, Club or Lounge, Event Spaces, Guestrooms, Hotel Renovation & Restoration and Hotel Newbuild.

AHEAD Global award nominee Lijiang Hylla Vintage Hotel
Lijiang Hylla Vintage Hotel is also amongst the nominees for AHEAD Global

In tomorrow's ceremony, the winners of the Hotel Conversion, Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces, Lobby & Public Spaces, Lodges Cabins & Tented Camps, and Resort Hotel categories will be announced.

On Thursday, winners will be unveiled in the Restaurant, Spa & Wellness, Suite, Visual Identity and New Concept categories.

This ceremony was broadcast by Dezeen for AHEAD as part of a partnership. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here. Images courtesy of AHEAD.