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Design Hotels™ members shortlisted for AHEAD Global Awards 2019

Berlin, January 17, 2019 – For Design Hotels™ Originals the realization of a long-held dream to create a truly unique hotel is reward enough for the years of blood, sweat and tears that go hand in hand with such ambitious passion projects. However, gaining the respect and recognition of industry peers, like-minded travelers and design aficionados remains a huge honor. With this in mind, Design Hotels™ are proud to present 13 member hotels shortlisted for the AHEAD Global Awards 2019. The culmination of four annual, regional award schemes that took place in Singapore, Miami, Dubai and London throughout 2017 and 2018, the AHEAD Global Awards celebrate the most outstanding new hotel projects worldwide. The awards for hospitality, experience and design are entered, judged and attended by the leading hotel owners, developers, operators, architects and designers from around the world. You can vote for the AHEAD Global Awards here:

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esign Hotels™ represents and markets a curated selection of over 300 independent hotels in more than 60 countries across the globe. More than a collection of hotels, the company is a collection of stories. Each property reflects the ideas of a visionary hotelier, an "Original", someone with a passion for genuine hospitality, cultural authenticity, thought-provoking design and architecture. Each "Original" stands for the individual, aesthetic and service-driven experience that his or her hotel provides.

Founded by Claus Sendlinger in 1993, Design Hotels™ offers its members insightful travel industry knowledge, from market trend consultancy to international sales representation. The company has its headquarters in Berlin and branches in London, Los Angeles, New York and Singapore.  Executive Board members are: Peter Cole (CEO), Serdar Kutucu (COO) and Sascha Wolff (CFO).

In 2015, Design Hotels™ joined forces with Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), enabling its member hotels to have both a greater and more selective reach while offering its Community the benefit of a prominent loyalty program. Since August 2018, Marriott International combined its leading loyalty programs of SPG®, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® into one loyalty program with instant elite status matching and points transfer.

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