A guest villa in rural Mallorca and a log-clad hotel near the Arctic circle are some of the hospitality projects to be shortlisted in this year’s AHEAD Europe awards.
The AHEAD Europe awards celebrate outstanding hospitality projects that have launched, opened or reopened across the continent between June 2019 and May of this year.
Submissions were first arranged into 15 categories, which recognise everything from a project’s guest rooms to its lobby and public spaces.
A shortlist was then put together by a judging panel made up of hotel industry experts. As well as assessing a project’s aesthetic appeal, they also consider factors like use of budget, how well it has met the client brief and whether it captures the “theatre of hotel life”.
Among the panel this year is Signe Bindslev Heniksen, co-founder of studio Space Copenhagen, and Ana Ortega-Miranda, director of interior design for Marriott International.
今年的座談會包括哥本哈根空間工作室聯合創始人Signe Bindslev Heniksen和萬豪國際室內設計總監Ana Ortega-Miranda。
One of the projects to have made it to the shortlist is The Standard in London, which occupies a brutalist building opposite one of the city’s major train stations, King’s Cross.
Guest rooms and communal areas throughout the hotel are decked out with bold colours like cherry red and cobalt blue, playfully contrasting the hotel’s heavy concrete facade.
Also on the shortlist is a log-clad spa hotel called Arctic Bath, which floats on the icy waters of a Swedish river just 50 kilometres south of the Arctic circle.
Some of the projects on the shortlist are situated in much warmer climes.
This includes La Maison d’Estournel, a centuries-old boutique hotel in France that’s set amongst a 12-acre vineyard, and Casa Palerm, a guest villa in Mallorca that has cinematic views of the Spanish countryside.
其中包括位於法國百年曆史的精品酒店La Maison d’Estournel，坐落在一個佔地12英畝的葡萄園之中，以及位於馬略卡島的客用別墅Casa Palerm，可以欣賞西班牙鄉村的電影景色。
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the last round of judging was executed over a series of video calls between 14 and 15 October.