33rd Annual Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design

Sunday, November 10, 2013

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Sponsored by Boutique Design Magazine and HOTELS Magazine, the IHMRS Annual Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design celebrates design excellence across all sectors of the hospitality industry. A panel of expert judges from around the world will review the entries. Finalists and winners in all 14 categories will be announced at a gala event on Sunday evening, November 10 in New York as part of the 2013 International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show and Boutique Design New York trade fair and forum. The projects will also receive feature coverage in the magazines. Please complete this photo release document and include the signed form with your entry. Projects submitted without a signed photo release will be ineligible.

2013 Panel of Judges

Caroline Baumann


Cooper-Hewitt, National Design MuseumOng Chih Ching

Founder and CEO, KOP GroupCarlos Couturier

Managing Partner and Creative Force


VP of Global Design

W | Le Méridien | St. Regis | The Luxury Collection

Starwood Hotels & ResortsRichard Millard

Chairman and CEO

Trust HospitalityPriya Paul


Apeejay Surrendra Park HotelsIan Schrager

Founder and Chairman

Ian Schrager CompanyClaus Sendlinger

Founder and CEO

Design Hotels AGPetter A. Stordalen

Owner and CEO

Nordic Choice Hotels, The Thief Hotel,

Home Invest, Home Capital and Home PropertiesGlenn Wilson

Vice President, International Interior Design

Marriott International, Inc.Larry Traxler

Senior Vice President – Global Design

Hilton Worldwide