Hospitality Awards AHEAD, recognising exceptional hospitality experience and design. AHEAD Europe has revealed its winners in a ceremony at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London on 9 November 2018. Although the European winner has already been announced, Counter and Bar Stools wants to inspire you with the Europe shortlist of bar, club and lounge category.
Marking the end of the current AHEAD 2017-2018 cycle, all regional winners will now compete to be crowned worldwide winner at AHEAD Global in January 2019.
At the category bar, club or lounge of AHEAD Hospitality Awards the nominated were judge for exceptional design, contributing to the hospitality experience, of a distinct area within a hotel that is primarily dedicated to drinking.
Winner– The Whiskey Room at Hotel Roomers – Munich, Germany
At Whiskey Room at Roomers Hotel visitors can enter in a place that seduction, surprise, and the unknown make the part at the interior design scheme. You can easily escape reality (with a cocktail in hand) inside a hidden whiskey room.
This nominated for Hospitality Awards AHEAD has geometric furniture and a patterned ceiling guide the eye, while mirrors on the upper portion of walls blur spatial boundaries and create the illusion of an infinite room. Adjustable lighting can transform the room from an elegant lounge into a mesmerizing private club. The crimson lounge is straight out of a Wes Anderson movie, but where the villain would be sipping a whiskey neat, space is filled only with decadence and pleasure.
FITZ’S AT KIMPTON FITZROY, LONDON, ENGLAND
Fitz`s is a unique cocktail bar at Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel in London. Any given night, you’ll find movers and shakers gossiping over Negronis and letting their hair down into the wee hours at Fitz’s, named after Charles Fitzroy Doll, the original architect of Kimpton Fitzroy London and also pay homage to the artist who was prolific in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
A room full of stories the bar is much more than a place that serves drinks this Hospitality Awards AHEAD finalist has helped to redefine the modern classic hotel bar. The plush, glamorous cocktail den has an air that’s electric with possibility—as if you never know who you’ll see luxuriating on the velour sofa below the oversized disco ball.
THE COBBLER AT 1898 THE POST, GHENT, BELGIUM
The Hotel 1898 The Post is crowning touch is the cocktail bar The Cobbler, named after the special type of cocktail shaker. This integrant of European shortlist –Hospitality Awards AHEAD– Cobbler was a cosy sitting room with fireplace and breathe an atmosphere of times past, with paintings and books as props.
The bar’s ambience reflects an old-time atmosphere, with a stunning view of the spires of historic Ghent. With world-class bartenders, the cocktail bar offers a creative range of cocktails, as well as a selection of fine tapas and delicacies.
WAESKA BAR AT THE MANDRAKE, LONDON, ENGLAND
Waeska bar at The Mandrake is the perfect spot in which to sample a botanical-based house cocktail created by the expert team of mixologists. Behind the long bar, a fantastic creature struts her stuff in a glass case: half peacock, half kangaroo; a mythological beast created from beetle wings and vintage deer legs.
Furthermore, the room is elegant, extraordinary and comfortable with retractable glass doors opening onto a private courtyard. This is surrounded by a cabinet of curiosities, collected by owner Rami Fustok a private collection of objects d’art, gathered and curated over many years, adorns the walls.
CLUB BAR AT WHITE CITY HOUSE, LONDON, ENGLAND
The Club Bar at the City House- London, integrated the Hospitality Awards AHEAD European shortlist because the custom pale terrazzo tiles run from outside the pool to the curving indoor bar, which has been given a beach house vibe thanks to the white gloss painted timber ceilings and wooden tables and chairs.
The expansive 9th-floor terrace, which overlooks Westfield and London beyond, is designed to feel like an extension of the club with large sofas, rugs and floor lamps. The bar itself is upholstered in plush plum-coloured velvet studded with brass buttons, with more polished metal used for the industrial-style drinks racks.
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