Competition is now closed to new entries

The Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design is the premier interior design competition for the hospitality industry. Sponsored by Boutique Design magazine, the 2017 competition has a total of 21 categories, giving designers around the world the opportunity to showcase their influential and innovative design work in every sector of the hospitality industry.

Submissions have been extended to JULY 19. The form will close at midnight EST that evening. No additional extensions will be granted after that time.

Entry requirements include completion of the Official Online Entry Form and a fee of $195 for each entry.

Contact Keisha Byrd at keisha.byrd@hmgllc.com for questions or concerns.

To be eligible for the industry’s most prestigious design honor, new construction, conversion or renovation work must have been completed from May 1, 2016 to July 6, 2017. A renowned judging panel will select winners and finalists in each of the 21 categories.

 

2017 Gold Key Judges

AWARD 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

Finalists will be required to submit a completed source list, photo release and design team listing within two weeks of notification.

The award ceremony will take place Monday, November 13, 2017 at Gotham Hall in New York City, in conjunction with HX: The Hotel Experience and Boutique Design New York (BDNY), at which time winners and finalists in each category and Designer of the Year will be recognized.

For questions or concerns, contact Keisha Byrd at keisha.byrd@hmgllc.com.