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The 39th annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design, the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards program, took place Nov. 11 in conjunction with Boutique Design New York (BDNY). The awards program is sponsored by Boutique Design magazine, and finalists and winners will be profiled in the publication‘s December issue.

Judges for the 39th Gold Key Awards include:

Andrew Alford, founder and chief creative officer, Andrew Alford Creative

Mary Beth Cutshall, senior vice president and chief business development officer, Hospitality Ventures Management Group; managing partner, Amara Capital

Gary Dollens, global head design/product & brand development, Hyatt Hotels Corp.

Michael Doneff, chief marketing officer, ThinkFoodGroup

Verena Haller, chief design officer, The Standard Hotels

Carl Hren, senior vice president of development, Concord Hospitality Enterprises

Aliya Khan, vice president, global design strategies, Marriott International

Damon Lawrence, cofounder, Homage Hospitality

Michael Medzigian, chairman and managing partner, Watermark Capital Partners, LLC

Mitch Patel, president and chief executive officer, Vision Hospitality Group

Thomas Prins, principal, TQP Capital Partners, LLC

Scott Rosenberg, president, JN+A/HVS Design

Jay Stein, chief executive officer, Dream Hotel Group

Larry Traxler, senior vice president global design, Hilton

Simon Turner, managing member, Alpha Lodging Partners, LLC

Gary Womack, managing principal, Acumen Development Partners

Finalists and winners for the 39th Gold Key Awards include:

BEST ECO OR SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS HOTEL

WINNER:

Design Firm: AvroKO, New York
Project: Eaton Hong Kong
Client: The Great Eagle Group, Hong Kong; Purchasing Firm: The Great Eagle Group, Hong Kong

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), Singapore
Project: Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, Shaviyani Atoll, Republic of Maldives
Clients: SC Capital, Singapore; Architect: SCSY Studio, Singapore; Purchasing Firm: Cairncross Martin Co. Ltd., Bangkok

Design Firm: Looney & Associates, Dallas
Project: The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Clients: State of Alabama and Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources by and through the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Architect: Lake Flato, San Antonio, Texas (design architect); Rabun Architects, Atlanta (architect of record); Purchasing Firm: Bray Whaler International, Centennial, Colorado

BEST LOBBY FOCUSED SERVICE

WINNER:

Design Firms: dash design, New York; FILLAT + Architecture, Washington, DC
Project: Moxy Washington, DC Downtown
Client: Douglas Development Group, Washington, DC; Architect: FILLAT + Architecture, Washington, DC; Purchasing Firm: The Stroud Group, Columbia, Maryland

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: Chinese BDD Interior Design Firm, Chengdu, China
Project: Berncy Hotel, Chengdu, China
Client: Chinese LiMeiYunXi Hotel Management Co., Ltd., Chengdu, China; Architect: Chinese Chongqing Boding Building Design Co., Ltd., Chongqing, China; Purchasing Firm: Chinese LiMeiYunXi Hotel Management Co., Ltd., Chengdu, China

Design Firm: Sheedy/DeLaRosa Interiors, Chicago
Project: Hyatt Place/Hyatt House East Moline/Quad Cities, East Moline, Illinois
Client: The Bend LLC, East Moline, Illinois; Architect: Legat Architects, Chicago; Purchasing Firm: CVC Hospitality Inc., Winter Garden, Florida

Design Firm: The Society, Seattle
Project: Moxy San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter, California
Client: J Street Hospitality, San Diego, California; Architect: Delawie Architecture, San Diego, California; Purchasing Firm: J Street Hospitality, San Diego, California

Design Firms:  Rockwell Group, New York; Yabu Pushelberg, New York
Project: Moxy Chelsea, New York
Client: Lightstone Group, New York; Architect: Stonehill Taylor, New York; Purchasing Firm: Lightstone Group, New York

BEST LOBBY MIDSCALE

WINNER:

Design Firm: Stonehill Taylor, New York
Project: The Eliza Jane, the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, New Orleans, Louisiana
Client: HRI Properties, New Orleans, Louisiana; Architect: HCI Construction, New Orleans, Louisiana; Purchasing Firm: Benjamin West, Louisville Colorado

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: Curioso, Chicago
Project: The Wheelhouse Hotel, Chicago
Client: Bedderman Lodging, Chicago; Architect: Norr, Chicago; Purchasing Firm: The Gettys Group, Chicago

Design Firm: Graduate Hotels In-house Design Team, Chicago
Project: Graduate Eugene, Oregon
Client: Graduate Eugene, Chicago; Architect: Johnson Braund, Tukwila, Washington; Purchasing Firms: AJ Capital Partners, Chicago; Graduate Hotels, Chicago

Design Firms: HVS Design, Rockville, Maryland
Project: The Blake Hotel, New Haven, Connecticut
Client: RMS Companies, Stamford, Connecticut; Architect: JN+A, Rockville, Maryland; Purchasing Firm: Purchasing Dimensions LLC, Somers, Connecticut

BEST LOBBY UPPER MIDSCALE

WINNER:

Design Firms: The Hickson Design Partnership, London; InterContinental Hotels Group Interior Design Department, London
Project: Hotel Indigo Venice Sant’Elena, Italy
Client: HNH Hospitality; Venice, Italy; Architect: Studio Giallombardo, Venice, Italy; Purchasing Firm: HNH Hospitality, Venice, Italy

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: Studio 11 Design, Dallas
Project: CANVAS Hotel, Dallas
Client: INTRIGUE Hotels & Resorts by Interstate, Arlington, Virginia/New York; Architect: 5G Studios, Dallas; Purchasing Firm: Matthews Southwest, Lewisville, Texas

Design Firm: Atwater Inc. Studio, Los Angeles, California
Project: Holiday Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Client: Pinnacle Hospitality Partners, LLC, Nashville, Tennessee; Architect: Bounds Gillespie Killebrew Tushek Architects, PLLC, Memphis, Tennessee; Purchasing Firm: Atwater Inc. Studio, Los Angeles, California

BEST LOBBY UPSCALE

WINNER:

Design Firm: DLR Group, Minneapolis
Project: Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District
Client: Sherman Associates, Minneapolis; Architect: DLR Group, Minneapolis; Purchasing Firm: Atmosphere Commercial Interiors, Minneapolis

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: Baranowitz + Kronenberg, Tel Aviv
Project: Sir Victor Barcelona, Spain
Client: Europe Hotels Private Collection, Amsterdam; Architect: Baranowitz + Kronenberg, Tel Aviv; Purchasing Firm: ARR&D Interiors Srl, Milan

Design Firm: Meyer Davis, New York
Project: Dream Nashville, Tennessee
Client: 4Pant LLC, Franklin, Tennessee; Architect: ESa (Earl Swensson Associates), Nashville, Tennessee; Purchasing Firm: Benjamin West Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois

Design Firm: Studio Robert McKinley, New York
Project: Hotel Joaquin, Laguna Beach, California
Client:  Auric Road, Laguna Beach, California; Architect: Enter-Arc Inc., Santa Ana, California; Purchasing Firm: Auric Road, Laguna Beach, California

BEST LOBBY LUXURY

WINNER:

Design Firms: AFSO, Hong Kong; AvroKO, New York
Project: Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
Client: Magnolia Finest Corporation Ltd., Bangkok; Architects: Gensler Bangkok; Beaumont Partnership, Bangkok; Purchasing Firm: Parker International, Dubai

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: AB Concept, Taipei
Project: W Xi’an, China
Client: Vangzhong Real Estate, Xi’an, China; Architect: A&S Architectural Design, Beijing; Purchasing Firm: Vangzhong Real Estate, Xi’an, China

Design Firm: Varrodesign, Budapest
Project: Mystery Hotel Budapest
Client: Mystery Hotel Budapest; Architect: PhoenArchitekt, Budapest; Purchasing Firm: Mystery Hotel Budapest

Design Firm: Virserius Studio, New York
Project: W Atlanta Midtown
Client: Gem Realty Capital Inc, Chicago; Architect: Gonzalez Architects, Miami; Purchasing Firm: HPG International, Walnut Creek, California

BEST GUESTROOM FOCUSED SERVICE

WINNER:

Design Firm: Yabu Pushelberg, Toronto/New York
Project: Moxy Chelsea, New York
Client: Lightstone Group, New York; Architect: Stonehill Taylor, New York; Purchasing Firm: Lightstone Group, New York

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: dash design, New York; FILLAT + Architecture, Washington, DC
Project: Moxy Washington, DC Downtown
Client: Douglas Development Group, Washington, DC; Architect: FILLAT + Architecture, Washington, DC; Purchasing Firm: The Stroud Group, Columbia, Maryland

Design Firm: Eat.Drink.Sleep In-house Design Team, San Diego, California
Project: The Rambler Motel, Chula Vista, California
Client: Bay7/Eat.Drink.Sleep, San Diego, California; Architect: Eat.Drink.Sleep, San Diego, California; Purchasing Firm: Eat.Drink.Sleep, San Diego, California

BEST GUESTROOM MIDSCALE

WINNER:

Design Firm: Curioso, Chicago
Project: The Wheelhouse Hotel, Chicago
Client: Bedderman Lodging, Chicago; Architect: Norr, Chicago; Purchasing Firm: The Gettys Group, Chicago

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: Avenir Creative, Chicago
Project: The Cyrus Hotel, Topeka, Kansas
Client: AIM Strategies, Topeka, Kansas; Architect: Architect One, Topeka, Kansas; Purchasing Firm: Neil Locke & Associates, Itasca, Illinois

Design Firms: HVS Design, Rockville, Maryland
Project: The Blake Hotel, New Haven, Connecticut
Client: RMS Companies, Stamford, Connecticut; Architect: JN+A, Rockville, Maryland; Purchasing Firm: Purchasing Dimensions LLC, Somers, Connecticut

BEST GUESTROOM UPPER MIDSCALE

WINNER:

Design Firm: Stonehill Taylor, New York
Project: TWA Hotel, Jamaica, New York
Client: MCR and MORSE Development, New York; Architects: Lubrano Ciavarra Architects, Brooklyn, New York; Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, New York (architect of record); Purchasing Firm: The Parker Company, Miami

FINALISTS:

Design Firms: OFFICEUNTITLED, Culver City, California; Smith Hanes Studios, Atlanta; Oculus, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri
Project: Woodlark Hotel, Portland, Oregon
Client: NBP Capital, Portland, Oregon; Architect: OFFICEUNTITLED, Culver City, California; Absolute Procurement LLC, Portland, Oregon

Design Firm: Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago
Project: St. Jane Hotel, Chicago
Client: Becker Ventures, Chicago; Architect: Booth Hansen, Chicago; Purchasing Firm: Neil Locke & Associates, Itasca, Illinois

BEST GUESTROOM UPSCALE

WINNER:

Design Firm: Studio Robert McKinley, New York
Project: Hotel Joaquin, Laguna Beach, California
Client: Auric Road, Laguna Beach, California; Architect: Enter-Arc Inc., Santa Ana, California; Purchasing Firm: Auric Road, Laguna Beach, California

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: DLR Group, Minneapolis
Project: Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis District
Client: Sherman Associates, Minneapolis; Architect: DLR Group, Minneapolis; Purchasing Firm: Atmosphere Commercial Interiors, Minneapolis

Design Firm: Meyer Davis, New York
Project: Dream Nashville, Tennessee
Client: 4Pant LLC, Franklin, Tennessee; Architect: ESa (Earl Swensson Associates), Nashville, Tennessee; Purchasing Firm: Benjamin West Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois

BEST GUESTROOM LUXURY

WINNER:

Design Firm: Kelly Wearstler, Los Angeles
Project: Santa Monica Proper, Santa Monica, California
Clients: Proper Hospitality, Santa Monica, California (operator); Kor Real Estate Partners, Santa Monica, California (owner); Architect: Howard Laks Architects, Santa Monica, California; Purchasing Firm: Canoe Hospitality, El Segundo, California

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: Robert Angell Design International, London
Project: One Aldwych, London
Client: One Aldwych, London; Architect: Jestico + Whiles, London; Purchasing Firm: Keytask, London

Design Firm: Rottet Studio, New York
Project: Belmond Cap Juluca, Maundays Bay, Anguilla
Client: Belmond, London; Architect: HKS, Coral Gables, Florida; Purchasing Firm: James W. Crawford Company, Tuscon, Arizona

Design Firm: Varrodesign, Budapest
Project: Mystery Hotel Budapest
Client: Mystery Hotel Budapest; Architect: PhoenArchitekt, Budapest; Purchasing Firm: Mystery Hotel Budapest

BEST SUITE

WINNER:

Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York
Project: Kingpin Suite, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas
Client: Station Casinos, Las Vegas; Architect: Rockwell Group; Purchasing Firm: Station Casinos, Las Vegas

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: Virserius Studio, New York
Project: W Atlanta Midtown
Client: Gem Realty Capital Inc, Chicago; Architect: Gonzalez Architects, Miami; Purchasing Firm: HPG International, Walnut Creek, California

Design Firm: Kelly Wearstler, Los Angeles
Project: Santa Monica Proper, Santa Monica, California
Clients: Proper Hospitality, Santa Monica, California (operator); Kor Real Estate Partners, Santa Monica, California (owner); Architect: Howard Laks Architects, Santa Monica, California; Purchasing Firm: Canoe Hospitality, El Segundo, California

Design Firm: Whitespace Interiors, Chicago
Project: Congressional Suite at Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, Texas
Client: Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Chicago; Architect: Beck Architecture, Austin, Texas; Purchasing Firm: Benjamin West Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois

BEST EMERGING CONCEPT

WINNER:

Hotelier: Homage Hospitality, Oakland, California
Hotel Concept: Homage Hospitality
Design for inaugural property: (The Moor, New Orleans, Louisiana): Homage Hospitality, Oakland, California; Purchasing firm for inaugural property (The Moor, New Orleans, Louisiana): Cowry Moon, Los Angeles

FINALISTS:

Hotelier: Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Phoenix
Concept: Aiden by Best Western
Design Firm for inaugural property (Aiden by Best Western @ Cheongdam, Seoul): EWAI Co., Ltd. Seoul; Architect for inaugural property (Aiden by Best Western @ Cheongdam, Seoul): Ver-Tex Design, Seoul; Purchasing Firm for inaugural property (Aiden by Best Western @ Cheongdam, Seoul); BGH Korea Inc, Seoul

Hotelier: Bode, Nashvillle
Concept: Bode
Design for inaugural property (Bode Nashville): DAAD, Nashville; Architect for inaugural property (Bode Nashville): DAAD – PTA, Nashville; Purchasing Firm for inaugural property: (Bode Nashville): Morgan + Schoen Hospitality, Nashville

BEST SPECIALTY DESIGN

WINNER:

Design Firm: SilverFox Studios pte ltd, Singapore
Project: Spa at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Dubai
Client: Wasl LLC, Dubai; Architect: Design & ARchitecture bureau (DAR), Dubai; Purchasing Firm: Wasl LLC, Dubai

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: BG Studio International, New York
Project: Celebrity Flora, Miami
Client: Royal Caribbean, Miami; De Hoop Shipyard, Lobith – Tolkamer, The Netherlands; Architect: Royal Caribbean, Miami; De Hoop Shipyard, Lobith – Tolkamer, The Netherlands; Purchasing Firm: Royal Caribbean, Miami; De Hoop Shipyard, Lobith – Tolkamer, The Netherlands

Design Firms: Capella Garcia Arquitectura, Barcelona; ICRAVE, New York; Anthony Mrkic Architect,Fort Lee, New York
Project: Mercado Little Spain, New York
Clients: ThinkFoodGroup, Washington, DC and The Related Companies, New York; Architect: Anthony Mrkic Architect, Fort Lee, New York; Purchasing Firm: The Carroll Adams Group, Orlando

Design Firm: One Plus Partnership Limited, Hong Kong
Project: Shenzhen Cine Sky Cinema, China
Client: CINEMAPRO Ltd., Hong Kong; Architect: CINEMAPRO Ltd., Hong Kong; Purchasing Firm: CINEMAPRO Ltd., Hong Kong

Design Firm: JOI-Design, Hamburg
Project: Der Öschberghof, Donaueschingen, Germany
Client: Aldi Süd Germany; Architect: Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten, Munich; Purchasing Firm: K&P Planungsbüro GmbH, Düsseldorf

BEST NIGHTCLUB

WINNER:

Design Firm: Studio Paolo Ferrari, Toronto
Project: Secret Room at the FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Client: Five Holdings, Dubai; Architect: Five Holdings, Dubai; Purchasing Firm: Five Holdings, Dubai

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), Singapore
Project: Alley 50 Ultra Lounge, Ho Chi Minh City
Client: Lavenue Investment Corporation, Ho Chi Minh City; Purchasing Firm: Vplus Interiors, Ho Chi Minh City

Design Firm: Yabu Pushelberg, New York
Project: Paradise Club at The Times Square EDITION, New York
Client: Ian Schrager Company, New York; Architect: AAI Architects, New York; Purchasing Firm: Purchasing Associates, Inc. Peekskill, New York

BEST RESTAURANT CASUAL DINING

WINNER:

Design Firm: Preen, Inc., Los Angeles
Project: The Heroic Deli and Wine Bar, Santa Monica, California
Client: The Heroic Deli and Wine Bar, Santa Monica, California; Purchasing Firm: Preen, Inc., Los Angeles

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: CetraRuddy Architecture, New York
Project: queensyard, New York
Client: D&D London; Architect: CetraRuddy Architecture, New York; Purchasing Firm: Dorothy Vogt Consulting, New York

Design Firm: Lettuce Entertain You, Chicago
Project: Aba, Chicago
Client: Lettuce Entertain You, Chicago; Architect: Myefski Architects, Chicago; Purchasing Firm: Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises-In house department, Chicago

Design Firm: PHENOMENA, Brooklyn, New York
Project: Life Alive Organic Café, Boston
Client: Life Alive Café, Boston; Architect: BKA Architects, Brockton, Massachusetts; Purchasing Firm: Cornerstone Design Build, Swansea, Massachusetts

BEST RESTAURANT FINE DINING

WINNER:

Design Firm: AvroKO, New York
Project: The Zodiac Room at Nieman Marcus – Hudson Yards, New York
Client: Neiman Marcus, Dallas; Architect: Janson Goldstein, New York

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: EoA Group; Coral Gables, Florida
Project: Tesoro at the JW Marriott Marco Island, Florida
Client: Barings Real Estate Advisors, Glastonbury, Connecticut; Architects: HKS, Dallas (architects of record); EoA Group, Coral Gables, Florida (architecture co-designer/interior architecture); Purchasing Firms: The Parker Company, Miami

Design Firm: PARTISANS, Toronto
Project: Quetzal, Toronto
Client: Overbudget Inc., Toronto; Architect: PARTISANS, Toronto; Purchasing Firm: Overbudget Inc., Toronto

BEST RESORT

WINNER:

Design Firm: Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), Singapore
Project: Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, Shaviyani Atoll, Republic of Maldives
Clients: SC Capital, Singapore; Architect: SCSY Studio, Singapore; Purchasing Firm: Cairncross Martin Co. Ltd., Bangkok

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: Kinney Chan and Associates, Hong Kong
Project: Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay, Zhuhai, China
Client: Banyan Tree, Guangdong, China; Architect: Zhu Hai Hotel Architecture, Guangdong, China; Purchasing Firm: Banyan Tree, Guangdong, China

Design Firm: Stylt Trampoli, Gothenburg, Sweden
Project: The Hide Hotel, Flims, Switzerland
Client: Credit Suisse, Thun, Switzerland; Architect: Gross Rüegg Architekten, Flims, Switzerland; Purchasing Firm: Baulink AG, Davos Platz, Switzerland

Design Firm: Rottet Studio, New York
Project: Belmond Cap Juluca, Maundays Bay, Anguilla
Client: Belmond, London; Architect: HKS, Coral Gables, Florida; Purchasing Firm: James W. Crawford Company, Tuscon, Arizona

BEST HOTEL FOCUSED SERVICE

WINNER:

Design Firms: Yabu Pushelberg, New York; Rockwell Group, New York
Project: Moxy Chelsea, New York
Client: Lightstone Group, New York; Architect: Stonehill Taylor, New York; Purchasing Firm: Lightstone Group, New York

FINALISTS:

Design Firms: dash design, New York; FILLAT + Architecture, Washington, DC
Project: Moxy Washington, DC Downtown
Client: Douglas Development Group, Washington, DC; Architect: FILLAT + Architecture, Washington, DC; Purchasing Firm: The Stroud Group, Columbia, Maryland

Design Firm: JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, Denver
Project: The Mercantile Hotel, Missoula, Montana
Client: Mercantile, LLC; Architect: JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, Denver; Purchasing Firm: Hospitality Purchasing Consultants, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Design Firm: Gettys ONE – A Gettys Group Company, Chicago
Project: Hyatt Place/Hyatt House Indianapolis Downtown
Client: HRI Properties, New Orleans, Louisiana; Architect: Ratio, Chicago; Purchasing Firm: Benjamin West Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois

BEST HOTEL MIDSCALE

WINNER:

Design Firm: Stonehill Taylor, New York
Project: The Eliza Jane, the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, New Orleans, Louisiana
Client: HRI Properties, New Orleans, Louisiana; Architect: HCI Construction, New Orleans, Louisiana; Purchasing Firm: Benjamin West, Louisville Colorado

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: Curioso, Chicago
Project: The Wheelhouse Hotel, Chicago
Client: Bedderman Lodging, Chicago; Architect: Norr, Chicago; Purchasing Firm: The Gettys Group, Chicago

Design Firms: Design Continuum., Inc., Atlanta
Project: Marriott AC Hotel/Residence Inn/Springhill Suites Nashville, Tennessee
Client: NorthPoint Hospitality Group, Atlanta; Architect: Lindsay Pope Brayfield & Associates, Lawrence, Georgia; Purchasing Firm: Canoe Hospitality, El Segundo, California

Design Firm: Graduate Hotels In-house Design Team, Chicago
Project: Graduate Seattle
Client: Graduate Hotels, Chicago; Architect: KFA, Culver City, California; Purchasing Firms: AJ Capital Partners, Chicago; Graduate Hotels, Chicago

BEST HOTEL UPPER MIDSCALE

WINNER:

Design Firm: Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago
Project: St. Jane Hotel, Chicago
Client: Becker Ventures, Chicago, Illinois; Architect: Booth Hansen, Chicago; Purchasing Firm: Neil Locke & Associates, Itasca, Illinois

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: Gensler, Houston
Project: Kimpton Aertson Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee
Client: Buckingham Companies, Indianapolis; Architect: Torti Gallas & Partners, Silver Spring, Maryland; Purchasing Firm: James W. Crawford Companies, McKinney, Texas

Design Firm: Mason Studio, Toronto
Project: Kimpton Saint George Hotel, Toronto
Client: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, San Francisco, California; Architect: IBI Group, Toronto; Purchasing Firm: Sue Dulmage & Associates Inc., Toronto

Design Firm: The Gettys Group, Chicago
Project: Claridge House, Chicago
Client: InterWest Capital, La Jolla, California; Architect: Hirsch, Chicago; Purchasing Firm: Canoe Hospitality, El Segundo, California

BEST HOTEL UPSCALE

WINNER:

Design Firms: Studio Shamshiri, Los Angeles
Project: Maison de la Luz, New Orleans, Louisiana
Client:  The Domain Companies, New Orleans, Louisiana; Architect: EskewDumezRipple, New Orleans, Louisiana; Purchasing Firm: Benjamin West, Louisville, Colorado

FINALISTS:

Design Firm: DLR Group, Minneapolis
Project: Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District
Client: Sherman Associates, Minneapolis; Architect: DLR Group, Minneapolis;
Purchasing Firm: Atmosphere Commercial Interiors, Minneapolis

Design Firm: Gachot Studios, New York
Project: Shinola Hotel, Detroit
Client: Shinola Hotel, Detroit; Architect: Kraemer Design Group, Detroit; Purchasing Firm: The Parker Company, Miami

Design Firm: The Gettys Group, Chicago
Project: The Edwin, an Autograph Collection Hotel, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Client: Vision Hospitality, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Architect: PV Design Architecture, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Purchasing Firm: Blue Pointe, Ooltewah, Tennessee

Design Firm: Wilson Associates, Singapore
Project: Renaissance Xi’an, China
Client: Xi’an Dajin Real Estate Co., Ltd., Xi’an, China; Architect: Arcplus, New York; Purchasing Firm: Wilson Associates, Singapore

BEST HOTEL LUXURY

WINNER:

Design Firm:  Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel, Paris/New York
Project: InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu, France
Client: InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu, France; Architect: AIA Architectes, Lyon, France; RL&A architects, Lyon, France; Purchasing Firm: MALAM FF&E Solutions, Paris

FINALISTS:

Design Firms: AFSO, Hong Kong; AvroKO, New York
Project: Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
Client: Magnolia Finest Corporation Ltd., Bangkok; Architects: Gensler Bangkok; Beaumont Partnership, Bangkok; Purchasing Firm: Parker International, Dubai

Design Firm: Anouska Hempel Design, London
Project: Six Senses Duxton, Singapore
Client: Garcha Hotels, Singapore; Architect: Moya Design, Singapore; Purchasing Firm: Argenta, London

Design Firm: CCD / Cheng Chung Design (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong
Project: InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, China
Client: Shimao Group, Shanghai; Architect: Jade + QA, Hong Kong; Purchasing Firm: Shimao Group, Shanghai

Design Firm: Virserius Studio, New York
Project: W Atlanta Midtown
Client: Gem Realty Capital Inc, Chicago; Architect: Gonzalez Architects, Miami; Purchasing Firm: HPG International, Walnut Creek, California

Design Firms: Wilson-RED, Dallas; Schutze Studio, Boulder, Colorado; Grupo Diarq, Mexico City
Project: Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Client: Belmond (UK) Ltd, London; Architect: Zagar Contstrucciones SC, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Purchasing Firm: James W. Crawford Company, Tucson, Arizona

JUDGES‘ SO COOL

Design Firm: Stonehill Taylor, New York; Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, New York

Project: Lobby at TWA Hotel, Jamaica, New York

Client: MCR and MORSE Development, New York; Architects:Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, New York (architect of record); Purchasing Firm: The Parker Company, Miami

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

AvroKO, New York

 

 

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