Congratulations to the Gold Key Awards Finalists for 2016. Finalists, winners and the 2016 Designer of the Year were recognized at the Awards Gala on Monday, November 14, 2016, 6:30-10:00pm at the Waldorf Astoria, NY.

Best Eco-Conscious or Socially Conscious Hotel

  • Champalimaud Design, New York; Hart Howerton, New York; The Island House, Nassau, Bahamas
  • concrete, Amsterdam; Zoku Amsterdam
  • Deture Culsign, Architecture + Interiors, Chicago; Treehouse Suite at Playa Viva, Juluchuca, Mexico

 

Best Lobby Budget/Focused Service

  • Ankrom Moisan, Portland, Oregon; MOXY Phoenix, Tempe, Arizona
  • CL3 Architects Ltd., Hong Kong; Shinjuku Prince Hotel, Tokyo
  • DesignAgency, Toronto; Generator Amsterdam
  • Varrodesign, Budapest; Science Hotel Szeged, Hungary

 

Best Lobby Midscale

  • Amanda Sullivan Studio Architecture, New York; Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, New York
  • CL3 Architects Ltd., Hong Kong; The Park Lane Hong Kong, A Pullman Hotel
  • The Vanguard Theory, Honolulu; The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, Honolulu

 

Best Lobby Upscale

  • HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, Santa Monica, California; Hilton Wenchang, China
  • Mister Important Design, Oakland, California; W Punta de Mita, Mexico
  • Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago; LondonHouse Chicago
  • Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing; Doubletree Resort by Hilton Xishuangbanna, Jinghong, China

 

Best Lobby Luxury

  • Arquitectura de Interiores, Guadalajara, Mexico; The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, San José del Cabo, Mexico
  • Deborah Berke Partners, New York; 21c Museum Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing; Wanda Reign Hotel Chengdu, China

 

Best Guest Room Budget/Focused Service

  • DesignAgency, Toronto; Generator Amsterdam
  • MAPOS LLC, New York; Hotel Shocard, New York
  • LYCS Architecture, Hong Kong; Campus Hong Kong
  • Pacifica Design Group, Santa Barbara, California; The Kinney, Venice, California

 

Best Guest Room Midscale

  • Amanda Sullivan Studio Architecture, New York; Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, New York
  • concrete, Amsterdam; Zoku Amsterdam
  • Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago; The Charmant, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

 

Best Guest Room Upscale

  • Bill Rooney Studio Inc., New York; Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel, Washington, D.C.
  • Design Poole Inc., Winter Park, Florida; Margaritaville Island Hotel, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  • Group One Partners Inc., Boston; The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection, Boston
  • Powerstrip Studio, Los Angeles; Hotel Palomar, Washington, D.C.
  • Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing; Doubletree Resort by Hilton Xishuangbanna, Jinghong, China

 

Best Guest Room Luxury

  • Steve Hermann Design, Santa Barbara, California; L’Horizon Resort and Spa, Palm Springs, California
  • Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing; Wanda Reign Hotel Chengdu, China

 

Best Suite

  • SFA Design, Los Angeles; Presidential Suite at Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, California
  • Anderson/Miller Ltd., Chicago; Villa One at One&Only Palmilla, San José del Cabo, Mexico
  • Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing; Deluxe Suite, Wanda Reign Hotel Chengdu, China

 

Best Nightclub/Lounge

  • Built Inc., West Hollywood, California; Blind Dragon, West Hollywood, California
  • Kinney Chan & Associates, Hong Kong; JIN Entertainment Bar at the Shangri-La Hotel Nanjing, China
  • Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing; Club Reign at Wanda Reign Hotel Shanghai, China

 

Best New Hotel Brand or New Soft Brand

  • Gaw Capital Partners Hospitality, Hong Kong; Campus Hong Kong
  • Marriott International Global Design, Bethesda, Maryland; MOXY Hotels North America

 

Best Resort

  • Clodagh Design, New York; Six Senses Douro Valley, Samodães, Portugal
  • HKS Inc., Dallas; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Mister Important Design, Oakland, California; W Punta de Mita, Mexico

 

Best Restaurant Casual Dining

  • Blueplate Studios (a studio of Wilson Associates), Singapore; Bread Street Kitchen at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
  • McCARTAN, New York; District on the Bloc at Sheraton Grand Los Angeles
  • Rockwell Group, New York; Vandal, New York
  • Studio Munge, Toronto; Borracha Mexican Cantina at Green Valley Ranch Resort, Casino & Spa, Henderson, Nevada
  • Studio Munge, Toronto; FIGO, Toronto

 

Best Restaurant Fine Dining

  • AvroKO, New York; Duck Duck Goat, Chicago
  • Conran and Partners, London; German Gymnasium, London
  • Varrodesign, Budapest; Onyx, Budapest

 

Best Special Feature

  • Dawson Design Associates Inc., Seattle; “Peace” Game Room at Hotel Zeppelin, San Francisco
  • Focus Lighting, New York; Lighting Design for Yvonne’s, Boston
  • Mister Important Design, Oakland, California; Lobby Tile Installation, W Punta de Mita, Mexico

 

Judges’ So Cool

  • FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati; TRU by Hilton Prototype, Memphis, Tennessee
  • ModVic LLC, Sharon, Massachusetts; Steampunk Armillary, Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • YWS Design & Architecture, Las Vegas; Topgolf at MGM Grand Las Vegas

 

Best Hotel Budget/Focused Service

  • DesignAgency, Toronto; Generator Amsterdam
  • MAPOS LLC, New York; Hotel Shocard, New York
  • Urban Design Studio, Sparks, Nevada; Lodge at Nakoma, Clio, California

 

Best Hotel Midscale

  • Curioso, Chicago; Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown, El Paso, Texas
  • Parker-Torres Design Inc., Sudbury, Massachusetts; Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, Boston
  • Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago; The Charmant, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

 

Best Hotel Upscale

  • Bill Rooney Studio Inc., New York; Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel, Washington, D.C.
  • Group One Partners Inc., Boston; The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection, Boston
  • Joe Ginsberg, New York; The Marmara Park Avenue, New York
  • Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing; Doubletree Resort by Hilton Xishuangbanna Jinghong, China

 

Best Hotel Luxury

  • Rockwell Group, New York; I.S.C Design Studio, New York; The New York EDITION
  • Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing; Wanda Reign Hotel Chengdu, China

 

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing