Lobby of the Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof, designed by Sundukovy Sisters. Courtesy of Sundukovy Sisters

GOLD KEY FINALISTS UNVEILED

Winners in 21 categories and the Designer of the Year to be unveiled Nov. 12 at the Gold Key Awards Gala, held in conjunction with Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and HX: The Hotel Experience

Boutique Design

CINCINNATI, OH, October 10, 2018 – Finalists have been announced for Hospitality Media Group’s 38th annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design, the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards program, sponsored by Boutique Design magazine.

 

Winners in 21 categories will be announced at the Gold Key Awards Gala, to be held Nov. 12 at Gotham Hall in Midtown Manhattan. Sundukovy Sisters, Moscow, the Designer of the Year will also be honored. The gala is presented in conjunction with the Boutique Design New York (BDNY) trade fair and conference, Nov. 11-12, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Both finalists and winners will be profiled in the December issue of Boutique Design.

 

The Gold Key Awards program recognizes the most influential and innovative design work in the hospitality industry. To be eligible, new construction, conversion or renovation work must have been completed between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018. Finalists and winners are determined by a jury of industry leaders from the design, operations, development and investment sectors of hospitality.

 

Judges for this year’s Gold Key Awards include:

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

Nigel Hatcher, vice president, design & project management, luxury brands, Marriott Intl.

Lori Horvath, managing director, project & development services, Jones Lang LaSalle

Daniel Hyde, president, Artist Guild Hotels

Matoula Karagiannis, vice president, design, Sydell Group

Michael Kitchen, vice president of acquisitions & development, Aparium Hotel Group

David McCaslin, executive vice president, Hersha Hospitality Management

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

Jagruti Panwala, president and ceo, Wealth Protection Strategies; vice chairwoman, AAHOA, 2018-2019

Thomas Prins, principal, TQP Capital Partners, LLC

Shirli Sensenbrenner, senior vice president, design + development services, Two Roads Hospitality

Larry Traxler, senior vice president - global design, Hilton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finalists for the 2018 Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design include:

 

BEST ECO-CONSCIOUS OR SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS HOTEL

 

Design Firm: Perkins + Will, Boston; Architect: ID8 Architects, Des Moines, Iowa; Project: Hotel Grinnell, Grinnell, Iowa

Clients: Grinnell Center LLC, Grinnell, Iowa (owner); Hotel Grinnell, Grinnell, Iowa (operator); Purchasing Company: Catalyst Development, Grinnell, Iowa

 

Design Firm: Meyer Davis, New York; Architect: Mancini Duffy, New York; Project: The Assemblage John Street, New York

Clients: Prodigy Network and Shorewood Real Estate Group (joint venture owners); Kokua Hospitality, San Francisco, California (operator); Purchasing Company: The Carroll Adams Group, Long Island City, New York

 

Design Firm: Studio 11 Design, Dallas, Texas; Architect: Michael Doty Associates, Ketchum. Idaho; Project: Hotel Ketchum, Ketchum, Idaho

Client: HayMax Capital, Aspen, Colorado (owner); HayMax Hotels, Aspen, Colorado (operator); Purchasing Company: Summa Intl., Kailua, Hawaii

 

BEST LOBBY FOCUSED SERVICE

 

Design Firm: ALT-254, Hong Kong; Project: Mojo Nomad Central, Hong Kong

Client: Ovolo Hotels, Hong Kong (owner/operator); Architect: ALT-254, Hong Kong; Purchasing Firm: ALT-254, Hong Kong

 

Design Firm: Gettys ONE, Chicago; Project: La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown

Client: LQ Management LLC, Irving, Texas; Architect: Epstein Architecture, Chicago; Purchasing Company: The Gettys Group, Chicago

 

Design Firm: Group One Partners, Boston; Project: Residence Inn D.C. Capitol Hill/Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.

Client: Stonebridge Cos., Englewood, Colorado (owner/operator); Architect: Hickok Cole, Washington, D.C.; Purchasing Company: The Stroud Group, Columbia, Maryland

 

Design Firm: TPG Architecture, LLP, New York; Project: Citadines Connect Fifth Avenue New York

Client: The Ascott Limited, Singapore; Architect: TPG Architecture, LLP, New York;

Purchasing Company: HPG Intl., LLC, Walnut Creek, California

 

BEST LOBBY MIDSCALE

 

Design Firm: Flick∙Mars, Dallas; Project: Chicago Moxy Downtown Hotel

Client: White Lodging, Merrillville, Indiana; Architect: DLR Group, Chicago;

Purchasing Company: White Lodging, Merrillville, Indiana

 

 

Design Firm: Graduate Hotels In-House Design Team, Chicago; Project: Graduate Minneapolis

Clients: AJ Capital Partners, Chicago (owner); Graduate Hotels, Chicago (operator); Architect: Graduate Hotels, Chicago; Purchasing Company: Slate Procurement, Chicago

Design Firm: HFS Concepts 4, Long Beach, California; Project: Embassy Suites Dallas DFW Airport North, Grapevine, Texas

Client: Atrium Hospitality, Alpharetta, Georgia (owner/operator); Purchasing Company: HFS Concepts 4, Long Beach, California

 

Design Firm: Sydell Group, New York, with ROMAN AND WILLIAMS BUILDINGS AND INTERIORS, New York; Project: Freehand New York

Clients: Alliance Bernstein, New York; Sydell Group, New York (owners); Sydell Group, New York (operator); Architect: IBI Group, New York; Purchasing Company: Sydell Group, New York

 

BEST LOBBY UPSCALE

 

Design Firm: McCartan, Inc., New York; Project: Hotel Nia, Autograph Collection, Menlo Park, California

Client: Ensemble Real Estate Investments, Long Beach, California; Architect: Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., Culver City, California; Purchasing Company: Project Dynamics, Calabasas, California

Design Firm: Rottet Studio, Houston, Texas; Project: Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel

Client: Grove Street Partners, Atlanta; Architect: Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, LLC, Atlanta; Purchasing Company: Benjamin West, Louisville, Colorado

 

Design Firm: Semple Brown Design, P.C., Denver; Project: Kimpton Hotel Born, Denver

Clients: Continuum Partners, LLC, Denver (owner); Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, San Francisco, California (operator); Architect: BOKA Powell, Dallas; Purchasing Company: The Carroll Adams Group, Orlando, Florida

 

Design Firm: Studio Munge, Toronto, Ontario; Project: Bisha Hotel & Residences, Toronto, Ontario

Clients: INK Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario (owner); ICONINK, Toronto, Ontario (F&B operator); Loews Hotels, New York (hotel operator); Architect: Wallman Architects, Toronto, Ontario; Purchasing Company: Studio Munge, Toronto, Ontario

Design Firm: Sundukovy Sisters, Moscow; Project: Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof, Berlin

Clients: Union Investment, Frankfurt, Germany (owner); AccorHotels, Paris (operator), Purchasing Company: BARAN Projektpartner, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST LOBBY LUXURY

 

Design Firm: AB Concept, Hong Kong; Project: Rosewood Sanya, China

Clients: Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China (owner); Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Hong Kong (operator); Architect: Goettsch Partners, Chicago; Purchasing Company: Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China

 

Design Firm: LEO A DALY, Dallas; Project: The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton, Hollywood, Florida

Client: Thayer Lodging, Brookfield Hotel Properties (owner), Annapolis, Maryland; Purchasing Company: Martin Stringfellow Associates, Orlando, Florida

 

Design Firm: Sydell Group, New York; Studio Jacques Garcia, Paris; Project: NoMad Los Angeles

Clients: Yucaipa Companies, LLC, Los Angeles (owner); Alliance Bernstein, New York (owner); Sydell Group, New York (operator); Architect: KFA Architecture, Santa Monica, California; Purchasing Firm: Sydell Group, New York

 

BEST GUESTROOM FOCUSED SERVICE

 

Design Firm: ALT-254, Hong Kong; Project: Mojo Nomad Central, Hong Kong

Client: Ovolo Hotels, Hong Kong; Architect: ALT-254, Hong Kong; Purchasing Firm: ALT-254, Hong Kong

 

Design Firm: TPG Architecture, LLP, New York; Project: Citadines Connect Fifth Avenue New York

Client: The Ascott Limited, Singapore; Architect: TPG Architecture, LLP, New York; Purchasing Company: HPG Intl. LLC, Walnut Creek, California

 

Design Firm: Natalie Sheedy Interiors, Chicago; DeLaRosa Studio Inc., Chicago; Project: Element Moline, Illinois

Clients: The Amin Group, San Francisco (owner); C-Two Hotels, San Francisco (operator); Architect: Legat Architects, Chicago; Purchasing Company: Purchasing Management Intl., Dallas, Texas

 

BEST GUESTROOM MIDSCALE

 

Design Firm: Amanda Sullivan Studio Architecture, PC, New York; Project: Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia, New York

Client: Denihan Hospitality Group, LLC, New York; Architect: R. Wade Johnson Design, PLLC, St. James, New York; Purchasing Company: The Cardy Group, Toronto

 

Design Firm: HVS Design, Rockville, Maryland; Project: The Goodwin Hotel, Hartford, Connecticut

Client: RMS Companies, Stamford, Connecticut; Architect: JN+A, Rockville, Maryland; Purchasing Company: Purchasing Dimensions, Somers, Connecticut

Design Firm: Sydell Group, New York, with ROMAN AND WILLIAMS BUILDINGS AND INTERIORS, New York; Project: Freehand Los Angeles

Client: Sydell Group, New York; Architect: KFA Architecture, Santa Monica, California; Purchasing Firm: Sydell Group, New York

 

BEST GUESTROOM UPSCALE

 

Design Firm: Bill Rooney Studio, Inc., New York; Project: Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, Autograph Collection, Miami Beach, Florida

Clients: Hersha Hospitality Trust, Philadelphia (owner); Autograph Collection, Marriott and

Hersha Hospitality Management, Philadelphia (operator); Architect: Kobi Karp, Miami, Florida; Purchasing Company: Hersha Purchasing and Design, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

 

Design Firm: Design Poole Inc., Winter Park, Florida; Project: Delta Resort, Daytona Shores, Florida

Client: Summit Hospitality, Daytona Beach, Florida; Architect: Harter – Adams Architects, Winter Park, Florida; Purchasing Company: Summit Hospitality, Daytona Beach, Florida

 

Design Firm: Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) Pte Ltd., Singapore; Project: Ahn Luh Qiandaohu, Zhejiang Province

Client: Shanghai Golden Union Investment Group Co. Ltd, Shanghai; Architect: Ezhen Design, Shanghai; Purchasing Company: Shanghai Golden Union Investment Group Co. Ltd, Shanghai

Design Firm: LEO Global Design Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China; Project: Hilton Huizhou Longmen Resort, Longmen, Huizhou, Guangdong, China

Client: Guangzhou R&F Properties Co., Ltd., Guangdong, China; Hilton, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China; Architect: Guangzhou Residential Building Design Institute Co. Ltd, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China; Purchasing Company: Guangzhou Heguan Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

 

Design Firm: Studio GAIA, New York; Project: W Panama, Panama City, Panama

Client: F&F Properties, Panama City, Panama; Architect: F&F Properties, Panama City, Panama; Purchasing Company: F&F Properties, Panama City, Panama

 

Design Firm: Studio Munge, Toronto, Ontario; Project: Bisha Hotel & Residences, Toronto, Ontario

Clients: INK Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario (owner); ICONINK, Toronto, Ontario (F&B operator); Loews Hotels, New York (hotel operator); Architect: Wallman Architects, Toronto, Ontario; Purchasing Company: Studio Munge, Toronto

 

 

 

BEST GUESTROOM LUXURY

 

Design Firm: AB Concept, Hong Kong; Project: Rosewood Sanya, China

Clients: Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China (owner); Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Hong Kong (operator); Architect: Goettsch Partners, Chicago; Purchasing Company: Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China

 

Design Firm: Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design, Los Angeles; Project: Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara, California

Client: 35 State Street Hotel Partners, LLC. (owner/operator); Architect: DesignArc, Santa Barbara, California; Purchasing Company: Project Dynamics, Las Vegas

 

Design Firm: Sydell Group, New York; Studio Jacques Garcia, Paris; Project: NoMad Los Angeles

Clients: Yucaipa Companies, LLC, Los Angeles; Alliance Bernstein, New York (owners); Sydell Group, New York (operator); Architect: KFA Architecture, Santa Monica, California; Purchasing Company: Sydell Group, New York

 

Design Firm: Wimberly Interiors, New York; Project:  Rosewood Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas

Clients: CTF BM Operations, Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas (owner); Rosewood Hotels & Resorts (operator); Architect: SB Architects, Coral Gables, Florida; Purchasing Company: Parker International, Miami

 

Design Firm: Wimberly Interiors, London; Project: St. Regis Astana, Kazakhstan

Clients: MG Holding, Astana, Kazakhstan (owner); Marriott Intl., St. Regis (operator); Architect: WATG, London; Purchasing Company: Piatek Hospitality Procurement, Breezand, The Netherlands

 

BEST SUITE

 

Design Firm: Duncan Miller Ullmann (DMU), Dallas, Texas; Project: Hotel ZaZa Memorial City, Houston, Texas

Clients: MetroNational, Houston, Texas (owner); Z Resorts, Houston, Texas (operator); Architect: Kirksey Architecture, Houston, Texas; Purchasing Company: Duncan Miller Ullmann (DMU), Dallas, Texas

 

Design Firm: Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design, Los Angeles; Project: Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara, California

Client: 35 State Street Hotel Partners, LLC. (owner/operator); Architect: DesignArc, Santa Barbara, California; Purchasing Company: Project Dynamics, Las Vegas

 

Design Firm: McCartan, Inc., New York; Project: Hotel Nia, Autograph Collection, Menlo Park, California

Client: Ensemble Real Estate Investments, Long Beach, California; Architect: Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., Culver City, California; Purchasing Company: Project Dynamics, Calabasas, California

 

Design Firm: Meyer Davis, New York; Project: Four Seasons Papagayo, Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica

Clients: GenCom, Miami (owner); Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Toronto, Ontario (operator); Architect:  Zurcher Arquitectos, San José, Costa Rica; Purchasing Company: The Parker Company, Miami

 

Design Firm: V Starr Interiors, West Palm Beach, Florida; Project: The V Suite at The Hotel at Midtown, Chicago

Client: Midtown Athletic Club, Chicago; Architect: DMAC Architecture, Evanston, Illinois; Purchasing Company: Construction Concepts Management, Evanston, Illinois

 

BEST NIGHTCLUB/LOUNGE

 

Design Firm: AB Concept, Hong Kong; Project: Bar Trigona at Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Clients: Venus Assets SDN BHD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (owner); Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Toronto (operator); Architect: NRY Architects SDN BHD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Purchasing Company: Venus Assets SDN BHD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Design Firm: Built, Inc., Los Angeles; Project: Poppy, West Hollywood, California

Client: The H.Wood Group, West Hollywood, California; Architect: Built, Inc., Los Angeles; Purchasing Company: Built, Inc., Los Angeles

 

Design Firm: Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago, under a consulting agreement with Gensler, Las Vegas; Project: Rosina Cocktail Bar and Lounge at the Palazzo Las Vegas

Clients: Las Vegas Sands Corp., Las Vegas (owner/operator); Architect: Gensler, Las Vegas; Purchasing Firm: Las Vegas Sands Corp., Las Vegas

 

Design Firm: Studio 11 Design, Dallas, Texas; Project: Analog at Hutton Hotel, Nashville

Client: Watermark Capital, Chicago; Architect: Tuck Hinton Architects, Nashville; Purchasing Firm: Martin Stringfellow Associates, Orlando, Florida

 

BEST EMERGING HOTEL CONCEPT

 

 

Hotelier: Huazhu Hotel Group, Beijing; Hotel Concept: VUE Hotel

 

Design for inaugural property (VUE Hou Hai, Beijing); MINISTRY OF DESIGN PTE LTD, Singapore; Architecture for inaugural property MINISTRY OF DESIGN PTE LTD, Singapore; Purchasing Company: VUE Hotel Houhai, Beijing

 

Hotelier: INK Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario; Hotel Concept: Bisha Hotel & Residences

 

Design for inaugural property (Bisha Hotel & Residences, Toronto, Ontario): Studio Munge, Toronto, Ontario; Architecture for inaugural property: Wallman Architects, Toronto, Ontario; Operators for inaugural property: ICONINK, Toronto, Ontario (F&B operator); Loews Hotels, New York (hotel operator); Purchasing company for inaugural property: Studio Munge, Toronto, Ontario

 

Hotelier: Ovolo Hotels, Hong Kong; Hotel Concept: Mojo Nomad

 

Design, architecture and purchasing for inaugural property (Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour): KplusK associates, Hong Kong;

 

Hotelier: The Kor Group, San Francisco, California/Proper Hospitality, Santa Monica, California; Hotel Concept: Proper Hotels

 

Designer for inaugural property (San Francisco Proper Hotel, California): Kelly Wearstler, Los Angeles; Architect for inaugural property:Hornberger + Worstell, San Francisco, California; Purchasing company for inaugural property: Canoe Hospitality, El Segundo, California

 

BEST RESTAURANT CASUAL DINING

 

Design Firm: AB Concept, Hong Kong; Project: The Fishmonger at Rosewood Sanya, China

Clients: Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China (owner); Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, Hong Kong (operator); Architect: Goettsch Partners, Chicago; Purchasing Company: Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China

 

Design Firm: Blueplate, a Wilson Associates Studio, New York; Project: Chica at The Venetian Las Vegas

Clients: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (owner); 50 Eggs, Inc., Miami, Florida (operator); Architect: Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design, Princeton, New Jersey; Purchasing Company: Wilson Associates, New York

Design Firm: Goddard Littlefair, London; Project: BABA at Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, United Kingdom

Clients: Starwood Capital, Greenwich, Connecticut (owner at the time of project completion); Principal Hotel Co., Harrogate, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom (operator at time of project completion); Architect: 3DReid, Glasgow, United Kingdom; Purchasing Company: Benjamin West, London

 

Design Firm: Mister Important Design, Oakland, California; Project: The Province at Bay 101 Casino, San Jose, California

Client: Chris Yeo Group, San Mateo, California; Architect: Kenneth Rodriguez and Partners Inc., Mountain View, California; Purchasing Company: IKey Inc., San Jose, California

Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York; Project: Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beers at The Venetian Las Vegas

Client: Las Vegas Sands Corp., Las Vegas (owner/operator); Architect: Moser Architecture Studio, Las Vegas; Purchasing Company: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (Purchasing Dept.), Las Vegas

 

Design Firm: Sundukovy Sisters; Moscow; Project: Community, Moscow

Client: Sinisha Lazarevich, Moscow; Architect: Kosmodamianskaya Naberezhnaya,

 

BEST RESTAURANT FINE DINING

 

Design Firm: AvroKO, New York; Project: Somerset at Viceroy Chicago

Clients: Convexity Properties (owner); Boka Restaurant Group, Chicago (operator); Architect: Goettsch Partners, Chicago; Purchasing Company: The Gettys Group, Chicago

 

Design Firm: BASILE Studio, San Diego, California; Project: Born & Raised, San Diego, California

Client: CH Projects, San Diego, California; Purchasing Company: BASILE Studio, San Diego, California

 

Design Firm: Steve Leung Design Group Ltd., Hong Kong; Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo; Project: Ta-ke Japanese Restaurant, Hong Kong

Client: 1957 & Co. (Hospitality) Ltd. (owner/operator), Hong Kong; Architect: Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo

 

Design Firm: Studio Munge, Toronto, Ontario; Project: Akira Back at Bisha Hotel & Residences, Toronto, Ontario

Clients: INK Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario (owner); ICONINK, Toronto, Ontario (F&B operator); Loews Hotels, New York (hotel operator); Architect: Wallman Architects, Toronto, Ontario; Purchasing Company: Studio Munge, Toronto, Ontario

 

BEST SPECIALTY DESIGN

 

Design Firm: Anda Andrei Design, New York; bonetti/kozerski architecture, New York; Project: Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, New Jersey

Clients: iStar, New York (owner/operator); Architect: bonetti/kozerski architecture, New York; Purchasing Company: iStar, New York

 

Design Firm: CoberKoeda, Inc., Dallas, Texas; WILSON-RED, Dallas, Texas; Project: Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Boutique Design New York 2017, New York

Client: HMG, LLC, Blue Ash, Ohio (owner/operator)

 

Design Firm: CORE architecture + design, Washington, D.C.; Project: The Social at Hilton Headquarters, McLean, Virginia

Clients: Hilton, McLean, Virginia (owner); Sodexo (operator); Purchasing Company: Washington Group Solutions; Washington, D.C.

 

Design Firm: Jeffrey Beers Intl., New York; Project: The Market at Waterside District, Norfolk, Virginia

Clients: The Cordish Companies, Baltimore, Maryland (owner/operator); Architect: BCT Architects, Baltimore, Maryland; Purchasing Company: Leap Hospitality, Liberty, Missouri

 

Design Firm: Studio 11 Design, Dallas, Texas; Project: Writer’s Studios at Hutton Hotel, Nashville

Client: Watermark Capital, Chicago; Architect: Tuck Hinton Architects, Nashville; Purchasing Firm: Martin Stringfellow Associates, Orlando, Florida

 

Design Firm: Wimberly Interiors, a design studio of WATG, London; Project: Belmond Venice-Simplon Orient Express Grand Suites, London

Client: Belmond Ltd., London (owner/operator); Purchasing Company: Belmond Ltd., London

 

JUDGES’ SO COOL

 

Design Firm: Blue Sky Hospitality, London; Project: MiniMix at The Megaro, London

Client: St. Pancras Hotel Group, London; Purchasing Firm: St. Pancras Hotels Group, London

 

Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York; AHA Universo, Zapopan, Jalisco; Project: Casa Calavera, Herringbone,  Il Forno di Gio, OMNIA Dayclub, pool bars and SHOREbar at  Vidanta Los Cabos; San José del Cabo

Client: Grupo Vidanta, Nayarit

 

Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York; Project: Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge, New York

Clients: Lightstone Group, New York (owner/operator); TAO Group, New York (operator); Architect: Stonehill Taylor, New York; Purchasing Company: HPG Intl., Walnut Creek, California

 

Design Firm: Stylt Trampoli, Gothenburg, Sweden; Project: Downtown Camper by Scandic, Stockholm, Sweden;

Client: Scandic Hotels Group, Stockholm, Sweden; Architecture: Stylt Trampoli, Gothenburg, Sweden; Purchasing Company: Scandic Hotels Group, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Design Firm: Stylt Trampoli, Gothenburg, Sweden; Project: Mini Chef at LEGO®House, Billund, Denmark

Client: LEGO Group (owner); LEGO®House, Billund, Denmark (operator); Architect: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen, London, New York Purchasing Company;: LEGO Group, Billund, Denmark

Design Firm: Sundukovy Sisters, Moscow; Project: Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof, Germany

Clients: Union Investment, Frankfurt, Germany (owner); AccorHotels, Paris (operator), Purchasing Company: BARAN Projektpartner, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

 

BEST RESORT

 

Design Firm: EDG Interior Architecture + Design, Novato, California; Architect: Houston/Tyner, Torrance, California; Project: westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection, Manhattan Beach, California

Client: Westmont Hospitality Group, Houston, Texas; Purchasing Firm: HPG Intl., LLC, Walnut Creek, California

 

 

 

Design Firm: Meyer Davis New York; Architect: Zurcher Arquitectos, San José, Costa Rica; Project: Four Seasons Papagayo, Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica

Clients: GenCom, Miami (owner); Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Toronto, Ontario (operator); Purchasing Company: The Parker Company, Miami

 

Design Firm: Parker-Torres Design Inc., Sudbury, Massachusetts; Wimberly Interiors, New York; Architect: Houston/Tyner, Torrance, California; Project: The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona

Clients: Host Hotels & Resorts (owner) Bethesda, Maryland; The Luxury Collection, Marriott Intl., Bethesda, Maryland (operator); Purchasing Company: Benjamin West, Louisville, Colorado

 

Design Firm: Stylt Trampoli, Gothenburg, Sweden; Architect: Krook & Tjäder, Gothenburg, Sweden; Project: Niehku Mountain Villa, Riksgränsen, Sweden

Clients: Polarexpressen AB, Gothenburg, Sweden (owner/operator); Purchasing Company: Stylt Trampoli, Gothenburg, Sweden

 

Design Firm: Wimberly Interiors, New York City; Alexander Waterworth Interiors, London; Architect: SB Architects, Coral Gables, Florida; Project: Rosewood Baha Mar, Nassau, The Bahamas

Clients: CTF BM Operations, Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas (owner); Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Nassau, The Bahamas (operator); Purchasing Company: The Parker Company, Miami

 

BEST HOTEL FOCUSED SERVICE

 

Design Firm: ALT-254, Hong Kong; Project: Mojo Nomad Central, Hong Kong

Client: Ovolo Hotels, Hong Kong; Architect: ALT-254, Hong Kong; Purchasing Firm: ALT-254, Hong Kong

 

Design Firm: Natalie Sheedy Interiors, Chicago; DeLaRosa Studio Inc., Chicago; Architect: Legat Architects, Chicago; Project: Element Moline, Illinois

Client: The Amin Group, San Francisco, California (owner); Ctwo Hotels, San Francisco, California (operator); Purchasing Company: Purchasing Management Intl., Dallas, Texas

 

Design Firm: TPG Architecture, LLP, New York (interior design and architecture); Project: Citadines Connect Fifth Avenue New York

Client: The Ascott Limited, Singapore; Purchasing Company: HPG Intl., Walnut Creek, California

 

BEST HOTEL UPSCALE

 

Design Firm: Goddard Littlefair, London; Architect: 3DReid Architects, Glasgow, U.K.; Project: The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, U.K.

Clients: Starwood Capital, Greenwich, Connecticut (owner at time of completion), Principal Hotel Co., London; (operator at time of completion); Purchasing Company: Benjamin West, London

 

Design Firm: HKS, Inc., Dallas, Texas (interior design and architecture); Project: W Hotel Washington, Bellevue, Washington

Clients: Kemper Development Co., Bellevue, Washington (owner); Marriott Intl., Bethesda, Maryland (operator); Purchasing Company: Beyer Brown Associates, Baltimore, Maryland

 

Design Firm: Ian Schrager Company, New York; Herzog & de Meuron, Basel (interior design and architecture); Project: PUBLIC New York, New York

Client: Ian Schrager Company, New York

 

Design Firm: McCartan, Inc., New York; Architect: Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., Culver City, California; Project: Hotel Nia, Autograph Collection, Menlo Park, California

Clients: Ensemble Real Estate Investments, Long Beach, California (owner/operator); Purchasing Company: Project Dynamics, Calabasas, California

 

Design Firm: MINISTRY OF DESIGN PTE LTD, Singapore; Project: MINISTRY OF DESIGN PTE LTD, Singapore; VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing, China

Clients: VUE Hotel, Beijing, China (owner/operator); Architect: VUE Hou Hai, Beijing; (MINISTRY OF DESIGN PTE LTD); Purchasing Company: VUE Hotel Houhai, Beijing

 

Design Firm: Studio Munge, Toronto, Ontario; Project: Bisha Hotel & Residences, Toronto, Ontario

Clients: INK Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario (owner); ICONINK, Toronto, Ontario (F&B operator); Loews Hotels, New York (hotel operator); Architect: Wallman Architects, Toronto, Ontario; Purchasing Company: Studio Munge, Toronto, Ontario

 

BEST HOTEL LUXURY

 

Design Firm: Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), London; Architect: Feigin Architects, Ramat-Gan, Israel; Orient Jerusalem by Isrotel Exclusive Collection, Jerusalem

Client: Isrotel, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Jerusalem; Purchasing Company: Isrotel, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

Design Firm: MKV Design, London; Architects: Patrik Dierks Norbert Sachs Architekten BDA, Berlin, Germany (Alpine Spa); Russli Architekten, Lucerne, Switzerland (Bürgenstock Hotel); Project: Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa, Lucerne, Switzerland

Clients: Katara Hospitality, Zug, Switzerland (owner); Bürgenstock Resort (operator); Purchasing Company: Katara Hospitality, Zug, Switzerland

 

Design Firm: Pierre-Yves Rochon Inc. (PYR), Chicago and Paris, France; Architects: Gensler; Perkins + Will, Los Angeles; Pierre-Yves Rochon Inc. (PYR) Chicago and Paris; Project: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, California

Clients: Oasis West Realty, Los Angeles (owner); Hilton (operator); Purchasing Company: Project Dynamics, Las Vegas

 

Design Firm: Sydell Group, New York; Studio Jacques Garcia, Paris, France; Architect: KFA Architecture, Santa Monica, California; Project: NoMad Los Angeles

Client: Yucaipa Companies, LLC, Los Angeles; Alliance Bernstein, New York (owners); Sydell Group, New York (operator); Purchasing Company: Sydell Group, New York

 

The complete list of finalists can be found at www.bdny.com/goldkey-finalists.

 

“Each of the more than 400 submissions for this year's Gold Key Awards challenged the judges to explore what true excellence in design means,” says Mary Scoviak, executive editor of Boutique Design magazine and conference director for BDNY. “With the proliferation of brands and supply growth, no client thinks good is good enough in design terms. This year’s Gold Key entries demonstrate how much designers are delivering above and beyond even the highest expectations and giving both clients and guests exactly what they want.”

 

Prior to the Gold Key Awards ceremony, NEWH, the professional network of the hospitality industry, will present its annual ICON of Industry award to Esther Cohen, founder of Toronto-based artwork provider PI Fine Art, which has served the hospitality industry for more than 40 years. NEWH will also present its $7,500 Icon of Industry Scholarship to Jieru Lin, an interior architecture student at California College of Arts, and its $10,000 NEWH Interior Design scholarship, sponsored by P/Kaufmann Contract, to Kim Kedem, an interior design student at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.

 

Advance registration is required for the Nov. 12 cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony at Gotham Hall. Tickets are $475 per person at bdny.com; availability is limited.

 

Complete details about the Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design are available at www.bdny.com/goldkey-gala.

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Hospitality Media Group (HMG) is a privately held company serving the global hospitality and related industries and specializing in trade fairs, conferences and event management and development. Events in the HMG portfolio include: Boutique Design New York (BDNY); Boutique Design West (BDwest); HX: The Hotel Experience; Boutique Design Forums; Boutique 18; Senior Lifestyle Design Match; and the Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design.

 

ABOUT BDNY

BDNY is presented by Boutique Design and produced by HMG in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Assn. (AH&LA), the Hotel Assn. of New York City (HANYC), and the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Assn. (NYSH&TA); and in association with the Asian American Hotel Owners Assn. (AAHOA), the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Assn. (AVIXA), the Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Assn. (BLLA), the Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH), the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), and the International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP).