Monday, April 21, 2014





33rd Annual Gold Key Award 
for Excellence in Hospitality Design

Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the New York Palace

6:30 – 8:30 pm


Boutique Design Magazine & HOTELS Magazine present the 33rd Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design. This year the star-studded event is moving to Sunday evening, November 10th, in conjunction with IHMRS and BDNY, and will be held at the newly renovated New York Palace Hotel from 6:30-8:30pm. Come celebrate with us and mingle with the elite as we recognize outstanding design worldwide in 14 project categories from best hotel luxury/upscale to the Judges’ “So Cool” award.

Event Ticket information:

There are 3 ways to obtain Gold Key Award tickets:

Option #1: Click here if you would like to attend BDNY/IHMRS and the Gold Key Award event

Option #2: Click here to purchase ONLY a Gold Key Award ticket(s), (no show badge), using promo codeGKATIX. You will still need to enter all contact information on Step 1, but entering the promo code will allow you to bypass the demographic questions related to a trade fair badge registration.
Please note: If you decide to attend either BDNY or IHMRS at a later date you will need to complete a show registration. 

Option #3: If you already registered for a BDNY trade fair badge, you may modify your existing registration to include an event ticket(s). Click here and follow instructions for "Already Registered". Once logged in, click on "Purchase Events".

The 2013 judges of the industry’s most prestigious award include:

Caroline Baumann, Director, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Ong Chih Ching, Founder and CEO, KOP Group

Carlos Couturier, Managing Partner and Creative Force, GRUPO HABITA

Ted Jacobs, VP of Global Design, W | Le Méridien | St. Regis | The Luxury Collection, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Richard Millard, Chairman and CEO, Trust Hospitality

Priya Paul, Chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

Ian Schrager, Founder and Chairman, Ian Schrager Company

Claus Sendlinger, Founder and CEO, Design Hotels AG

Petter A. Stordalen, Owner and CEO, Nordic Choice Hotels, The Thief Hotel, Home Invest, Home Capital and Home Properties

Larry Traxler, Senior Vice President – Global Design, Hilton Worldwide

Glenn Wilson, Vice President, International Interior Design, Marriott International, Inc.

Also being honored during the Gold Key Awards is the NEWH Icon of Industry, the late Ray Anderson of Interface Floor, whose family will be accepting on his behalf.



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Gold Key Finalists


Best Eco-Conscious or Socially Conscious Hotel

Bergmeyer Associates, Inc. (Boston, MA): Hostelling International Boston (Boston, MA)

Deture Culsign (Chicago, IL): The Resort at Isla Palenque (Boca Chica, Panama)

Minarc (Santa Monica, CA): Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel (Hengill, Iceland)

Best Guest Room Luxury/Upscale

Rottet Studio (Houston, TX): The James Royal Palm (Miami Beach, FL)

The Gallery HBA London (London, UK): The Alpina Gstaad (Gstaad, Switzerland)

Best Guest Room Midscale/Budget/Focused Service

White Jacket (Singapore): The Daulat (Singapore)

Stonehill & Taylor (New York, NY): The Refinery Hotel (New York, NY)

Best Hotel Budget/Focused Service

The Design Agency (Toronto, ON): Generator Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)

3north (Richmond, VA): Pan American Hotel (Wildwood, NJ)

Best Hotel Luxury/Upscale

Foster + Partners (London, UK): ME London (London, UK)

Ministry of Design Pte Ltd (Singapore): Macalister Mansion (Penang, Malaysia)

The Gallery HBA London (London, UK): The Alpina Gstaad (Gstaad, Switzerland)

BBG-BBGM (New York, NY): Revere Hotel Boston (Boston, MA)

Best Hotel Midscale

Gensler (Houston, TX): The Alexander Hotel (Indianapolis, IN)

SERA Architects (Portland, OR): Courtyard by Marriott - San Diego Downtown (San Diego, CA)

Stonehill & Taylor (New York, NY): The Refinery Hotel (New York, NY)

Best Lobby Luxury/Upscale

Rottet Studio (Houston, TX): The James Royal Palm (Miami Beach, FL)

TAL Studio (Las Vegas, NV): Hotel Jerome (Aspen, CO)

HBA Design (Singapore): Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou (Guangzhou, China)

Best Lobby Midscale/Budget/Focused Service

HOK (Toronto, ON): Delta Ottawa City Centre (Ottawa, ON)

Simeone Deary (Chicago, IL): Hilton Dallas Park Cities (Dallas, TX)

Simeone Deary (Chicago, IL): Hilton Columbus Downtown (Columbus, OH)

Best Resort

J Banks Design (Hilton Head Island, SC): Hotel Castello di Casole (Casole D'elsa, Italy)

BLINK Design Group Pvt Ltd (Bangkok, Thailand): Regent Phuket Cape Panwa (Phuket, Thailand)

HKS (Dallas, TX): Mukul Resort (Rivas, Nicaragua)

DPOVinteriors (Knoxville, TN): Club La Pension Resort, Bluegreen Vacations (New Orleans, LA)

Best Restaurant Casual Dining

Rottet Studio (Houston, TX): Florida Cookery at The James Royal Palm (Miami Beach, FL)

Kinney Chan & Asscociates (Hong Kong): Café Bord de Mer (Hong Kong)

Munge Leung (Toronto, ON): Weslodge (Toronto, ON)

GrizForm Design Architects (Washington, DC): Farmers Fishers Bakers (Washington, DC)

Best Restaurant Fine Dining

Thomas Schoos Design (West Hollywood, CA): Herringbone Restaurant (La Jolla, CA)

CORE (Washington, DC): minibar (Washington, DC)

Thomas Schoos Design (West Hollywood, CA): Figue Restaurant (La Quinta, CA)

Best Spa

ICRAVE (New York, NY): BASK Spa by Exhale (Atlantic City, NJ)

HBA (Singapore): Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou (Guangzhou, China)

Best Suite

The Gallery HBA London (London, UK): St Regis Rome (Rome, Italy)

The Gallery HBA London (London, UK): The Alpina Gstaad (Gstaad, Switzerland)

HBA (Singapore) and AvroKO (New York, NY): W Singapore Sentosa Cove (Singapore)

TonyChi and Associates (New York, NY): Rosewood London | Chancery House (London, UK)

Judges So Cool

Nikolas Weinstein Studios, Inc. (San Francisco, CA): Glass Sculpture Courtyard by Marriott (Hong Kong Sha Tin)
Jeffrey Beers (New York, NY): Toy (New York, NY, USA)

Josh Held Design (New York, NY): Marquee New York Redesign (New York, NY, USA)


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