Thailand, 8 March 2017
Keemala celebrates its latest win for Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces by the Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design (AHEAD). The brainchild-team behind the inviting Bird's Nest Pool Villas, unique Tree Pool Houses, and majestic Tree Towers, together accepted this honour on behalf of Keemala on the evening of Tuesday, 7 March 2017, at The Capitol Theatre in Singapore.Additionally, Keemala also placed third overall in AHEAD Asia Hotel of the Year 2017.
Mr. Pisit Aongskultong of Pisud Design Company, principal designer of Keemala, says "We're extremely grateful and appreciative of this recognition by AHEAD Asia. In creating Keemala, our team went through a strenuous effort to preserve the existing environment, especially mature trees. We're very proud of this project and hope that guests will come and experience this enchanting wonderland." Together with Mr. Pisit Aongskultong in accepting the award were Mr. Sermsuk Kitcharoenwong of Architect Space and Mr. Chatchai Namkiatiwongsa of Stone Design & Contractor.
On selecting Keemala, AHEAD judges commented that "the landscaping of Keemala has created truly memorable experiences for everyone who stays there. The natural way in integrates into its environment, with guestrooms nestled into the jungle surroundings, was considered respectful and restrained."
With this event, AHEAD Asia has successfully launched the first of four award ceremonies world- wide for 2017. Joining an impressive cast of design and hospitality professionals, the event was attended by such recognisable, outstanding resorts as Katamama Bali, Akyra Manor Hotel Chiangmai, Alila Anji China, Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, and Hoshinoya Tokyo.
AHEAD celebrates all forms of design in hospitality projects, along with the guest experiences that the designs impact. A panel of judges comprising leading hoteliers, architects and interior designers are tasked with the herculean effort of selecting the winners based on their aesthetic excellence, guest experience and commercial viability. AHEAD is hosted by the prestigious Sleeper, the leading international magazine for hotel design, development and architecture.