Winners in the 36th annual Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design were unveiled at a gala at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York on Nov. 14. The winning design teams and their projects are:

Best Eco-Conscious or Socially Conscious Hotel

• Deture Culsign, Architecture + Interiors, Chicago; Treehouse Suite at Playa Viva, Juluchuca, Mexico

Best Lobby Budget/Focused Service

• Varrodesign, Budapest; Science Hotel Szeged, Hungary

Best Lobby Midscale

• Amanda Sullivan Studio Architecture, New York; Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, New York

• The Vanguard Theory, Honolulu; The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, Honolulu

Best Lobby Upscale

• ASET/AOMA, Mexico City; Mister Important Design, Oakland, California; Starwood’s Global Brand Design Team, New York; W Punta de Mita, Mexico

Best Lobby Luxury

• Arquitectura de Interiores, Guadalajara, Mexico; The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, San José del Cabo, Mexico

Best Guest Room Budget/Focused Service

• MAPOS LLC, New York; Hotel Shocard, New York

Best Guest Room Midscale

• Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago; The Charmant, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Best Guest Room Upscale

• Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing; Doubletree Resort by Hilton Xishuangbanna, Jinghong, China

Best Guest Room Luxury

• Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing; Wanda Reign Hotel Chengdu, China

Best Suite

• Anderson/Miller Ltd., Chicago; Villa One at One&Only Palmilla, San José del Cabo, Mexico

Best Nightclub/Lounge

• Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing; Club Reign at Wanda Reign Hotel Shanghai, China

Best New Hotel Brand or New Soft Brand

• Marriott International Global Design, Bethesda, Maryland; MOXY Hotels North America

Best Restaurant Casual Dining

• McCARTAN, New York; District on the Bloc at Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

Best Restaurant Fine Dining

• Conran and Partners, London; German Gymnasium, London

Best Special Feature

• ASET/AOMA, Mexico City; Mister Important Design, Oakland, California; Starwood’s Global Brand Design Team, New York; W Punta de Mita, Mexico

Judges’ So Cool

• FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati; TRU by Hilton Prototype, Memphis, Tennessee

• YWS Design & Architecture, Las Vegas; Topgolf at MGM Grand Las Vegas

Best Resort

• HKS Inc., Dallas; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Best Hotel Budget/Focused Service

• DesignAgency, Toronto; Generator Amsterdam

• MAPOS LLC, New York; Hotel Shocard, New York

Best Hotel Midscale

• Curioso, Chicago; Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown, El Paso, Texas

Best Hotel Upscale

• Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing; Doubletree Resort by Hilton Xishuangbanna Jinghong, China

Best Hotel Luxury

• Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing; Wanda Reign Hotel Chengdu, China

In addition, Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing, was named Designer of the Year.

The winners and finalists in the competition will be profiled in the December issue of Boutique Design magazine. For a full list of finalists and judges for the competition, click here.