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The Silo, Cape Town

After two years of fierce hotel-on-hotel competition, in which hundreds of the world’s most remarkable properties have gone head-to-head, the first cycle of Sleeper magazine’s AHEAD awards is set to culminate on 28 January – with simultaneous ceremonies in London (Ham Yard Hotel)  and New York (Crosby Street) and a livestream on the AHEAD website.

Throughout 2017 and 2018, eight awards events took place across Asia, Americas, MEA and Europe, crowning the best hotels by category in each region. Now, the cycle is ending with AHEAD’s first ever global showdown, when the regional champions are pitted against each other to determine what are, quite simply, the best designed hotels in the world.

As with previous AHEAD events, Music Concierge were asked to curate the soundtrack for the grand finale, but what we’re most excited about is seeing so many hotels we’ve worked with on the shortlist for an international title – including our clients Gleneagles and Nobu Shoreditch, who both took home gongs at the recent London awards.

And the fun doesn’t end on the 28th – the next AHEAD cycle kicks into gear in Singapore on 7 March, when the first Asia leg of 2019–20 sees a whole new set of hotels battling it out…