Now in its 37th year, the Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design is the industry’s most prestigious honor, presented in New York each November in conjunction with BDNY and HX: The Hotel Experience (formerly IHMRS). The awards recognize the most influential and innovative design work in every sector of the hospitality industry.

2016 Finalists
2016 Winners

The Gold Key Awards Gala takes place Monday, November 13, 2017. In addition to naming the coveted Designer of the Year and NEWH’s annual Icon of Industry Award and Scholarship, the Gold Key Awards program celebrates the most creative designs in these project categories:

BEST ECO CONSCIOUS OR SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS HOTEL
BEST LOBBY BUDGET/FOCUSED SERVICE
BEST LOBBY MIDSCALE
BEST LOBBY UPSCALE
BEST LOBBY LUXURY
BEST GUEST ROOM MIDSCALE
BEST GUEST ROOM BUDGET/FOCUSED SERVICE
BEST GUEST ROOM UPSCALE
BEST GUEST ROOM LUXURY
BEST SUITE
BEST NIGHTCLUB/LOUNGE
BEST NEW HOTEL BRAND OR SOFT BRAND CONCEPT
BEST RESORT
BEST RESTAURANT CASUAL DINING
BEST RESTAURANT FINE DINING
BEST SPECIAL FEATURE
JUDGES’ SO COOL
BEST HOTEL BUDGET/FOCUSED SERVICE
BEST HOTEL MIDSCALE
BEST HOTEL UPSCALE
BEST HOTEL LUXURY

Gold Key Award honorees are also profiled in Boutique Design magazine and featured on bdny.com.