Dezeen promotion: constructed inside a secret backyard and surrounded by forest, the Aman Kyoto designed by the late Singapore-based architect Kerry Hill was topped Hotel of the 12 months at this week’s AHEAD Asia awards.
Following on from final week’s MEA awards ceremony in Dubai, AHEAD – which stands for the Awards for Hospitality Expertise and Design – revealed its Asia 2021 winners throughout a digital awards ceremony. The occasion celebrates putting new hospitality tasks from throughout Asia.
Guestrooms on the Zannier Resorts’ Bãi San Hô
This yr, Japanese resorts have been significantly profitable with The Aman Kyoto taking residence the distinguished AHEAD Asia Lodge of the 12 months award, in addition to an award for the most effective resort.
A part of the Aman resorts group – a Swiss-headquartered multinational hospitality firm that has 33 resorts, resorts and personal residences in 20 international locations – the Aman Kyoto is in-built a secret backyard on the centre of a forest and a stone’s throw away from the golden Kinkaku-ji Temple.
The foyer advert public areas on the Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono
It was famend Australian architect Kerry Hill’s ultimate mission for Aman earlier than he passed away in 2018.
The judges praised the lodge for its simplicity and the best way it seamlessly blends into its surrounding atmosphere. The panel described it as “an exceptional creation that has embraced and enhanced the existing forest garden where it is located”.
The Aman Kyoto Resort is surrounded by forest
Additionally in Japan, Claesson Koivisto Rune’s Hotel K5 Tokyo, which is situated in a former financial institution constructing, took residence the Lodge Conversion award, whereas the Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono ski resort by BAR Studio was awarded the Spa and Wellness and Foyer and Public Areas awards, praised by judges for its heat atmosphere.
The Lijiang Hylla Classic Lodge, designed by Guantang Design was the largest winner of the evening scooping three awards together with the New Idea, Landscaping and Outside Areas and Lodge Newbuild awards.
The Lijiang Hylla Classic Lodge was the largest winner of the evening scooping three awards
Situated 2,400 metres above sea stage inside a spectacular mountainous panorama throughout the historic Naxi kingdom, the Lijiang Hylla Classic Lodge was praised for the best way it blended in with its surrounding atmosphere.
Constructed utilizing reclaimed and native supplies, the judges appreciated the best way its pure and sustainable strategy linked its previous with a forward-thinking philosophy.
The judges felt that the mission’s success rested on “the manner in which it blurs the lines between the natural and constructed environments”, describing it as an “absolute unique, dreamy, nothing prefer it in Mainland China.
Too Excessive Bar is the very best bar in Hong Kong
Different winners included Zannier Resorts’ Bãi San Hô – a luxurious seashore resort situated in Phu Yen, Vietnam, which took residence the Guestrooms award. Constructed utilizing native supplies and finishes, the lodge’s 73 free-standing villas are made up of various room typologies impressed by various vernacular types.
Two resorts belonging to the Rosewood resorts and resorts group additionally took residence awards from the ceremony.
The landscaping and out of doors house of Lijiang Hylla Classic Lodge
With its two out of doors lap swimming pools, a non-public health club, wraparound landscaped gardens and luxurious harbour views, Harbour Home on the 57th flooring of the Rosewood Hong Kong gained the Suite award whereas the Rosewood Guangzhou gained within the Bar, Membership or Lounge class for its opulent Too Excessive bar on the 107th flooring – the very best bar within the metropolis.
To be taught extra concerning the AHEAD Awards, go to its website.
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