Now in its 37th year, the Gold Key Awards 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.

This award is exclusively for interior designers. Although we recognize the contributions of all members of the design team in creating award-winning projects, the Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design is given only to the interior design firm(s) that worked on the project. We will recognize the names of the other firms such as architects, lighting designers, etc. in the copy PROVIDED THAT the interior design firm submitting the entry lists them on the form.

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 SPECIALTY DESIGN *new for 2017!
JUDGES’ SO COOL
BEST HOTEL BUDGET/FOCUSED SERVICE
BEST HOTEL MIDSCALE
BEST HOTEL UPSCALE
BEST HOTEL LUXURY

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