Entry deadline prolonged for the 2019 AHEAD MEA hospitality awards

Dezeen promotion: architects and designers working all through the Center East and Africa now have extra time to submit resort tasks to the 2019 AHEAD MEA Awards, which has prolonged its deadline.

The Awards for Hospitality Expertise and Design (AHEAD) honours excellent design-focused accommodations from the world over, accepting entries from 4 completely different areas: the Center East and Africa (MEA), Europe, the Americas and Asia.

The Bulgari Lodge in Dubai gained Lodge of the 12 months on the 2018 Forward MEA Awards

candidates working within the Center East or Africa will now have till 31 Might 2019 to submit resort tasks which have been opened, reopened, or renovated between January 2018 and February 2019.

“Judges can be in search of submissions displaying rigorous and acceptable design, demonstrating a wise use of finances to contribute to the visitor expertise, in addition to the ‘theatre’ of resort life whereas satisfying the shopper transient,” defined the awards staff.

AHEAD MEA AwardsJudges recommended the resort for its completely different tackle luxurious

Submissions can be organized into 15 classes: Bar, Membership Or Lounge, Occasion Areas, Guestrooms, Lodge Conversion, Lodge Newbuild, Lodge Renovation & Restoration, Landscaping & Out of doors Areas, Foyer & Public Areas, Lodges & Tented Camps, Resort Lodge, Restaurant, Spa & Wellness, Suite, Transport, and Visible Identification.

FIVE Palm Hotel in Dubai

New luxurious accommodations in Center East “whisper reasonably than shout” say AHEAD MEA awards judges

Winners of the MEA awards can be introduced at a ceremony in Dubai’s Caesars Palace Bluwaters resort on Wednesday 13 November, which can be attended by main hoteliers, architects, inside designers, and trade specialists.

AHEAD MEA AwardsThe Silo resort in Cape City additionally competed within the final MEA awards, which sits inside an previous grain retailer

Dubai’s Bulgari Resort was named as Lodge of the 12 months within the 2018 version of the AHEAD MEA awards. Designed by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, the five-star resort was praised by judges for being a “nice instance of luxurious that whispers reasonably than shouts”.

It went in opposition to different accommodations like The Silo, which occupies a former grain storage tower in Cape City, and the Bisate Eco Lodge, which includes of six opulent visitor pods nestled amongst a forested hillside in rural Rwanda.

AHEAD MEA AwardsBisate Eco Lodge in Rwanda was one other one of many shortlisted tasks within the 2018 AHEAD MEA Awards

Value per entry for the 2019 awards is £250 and candidates are permitted to compete in multiple class.

First-place tasks from the Center East and Africa heats will go on to contend in opposition to winners from the opposite areas in AHEAD’s World Biennale, the place worldwide titles are awarded.

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