Winners of the 38th annual Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design were unveiled at the awards gala at Gotham Hall in New York on Nov. 12. The winning design teams and their projects are:

BEST ECO-CONSCIOUS OR SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS HOTEL

Design Firm: Studio 11 Design, Dallas, Texas; Architect: Michael Doty Associates, Ketchum. Idaho; Project: Hotel Ketchum, Ketchum, Idaho
Client: HayMax Capital, Aspen, Colorado (owner); HayMax Hotels, Aspen, Colorado (operator); Purchasing Company: Summa Intl., Kailua, Hawaii

BEST LOBBY FOCUSED SERVICE

Design Firm: TPG Architecture, LLP, New York; Architect: TPG Architecture, LLP, New York; Project: Citadines Connect Fifth Avenue New York
Client: CapitaLand Ltd., Singapore (owner): The Ascott Ltd., Singapore (owner/operator); Purchasing Company: HPG Intl., LLC, Walnut Creek, California

BEST LOBBY MIDSCALE

Design Firm: Graduate Hotels In-House Design Team, Chicago; Project: Graduate Minneapolis
Clients: AJ Capital Partners, Chicago (owner); Graduate Hotels, Chicago (operator); Architect: Graduate Hotels, Chicago; Purchasing Company: Slate Procurement, Chicago
BEST LOBBY UPSCALE

BEST LOBBY UPSCALE

Design Firm: Sundukovy Sisters, Moscow; Project: Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof, Berlin
Clients: Union Investment, Frankfurt, Germany (owner); AccorHotels, Paris (operator), Purchasing Company: BARAN Projektpartner, Düsseldorf, Germany

BEST LOBBY LUXURY

Design Firms: Sydell Group, New York; Studio Jacques Garcia, Paris; Project: NoMad Los Angeles
Clients: Yucaipa Companies, LLC, Los Angeles (owner); Alliance Bernstein, New York (owner); Sydell Group, New York (operator); Architect: KFA Architecture, Santa Monica, California; Purchasing Firm: Sydell Group, New York

BEST GUESTROOM FOCUSED SERVICE

Design Firm: ALT-254, Hong Kong; Project: Mojo Nomad Central, Hong Kong
Client: Ovolo Hotels, Hong Kong; Architect: ALT-254, Hong Kong; Purchasing Firm: ALT-254, Hong Kong

BEST GUESTROOM MIDSCALE

Design Firms: Sydell Group, New York, with ROMAN AND WILLIAMS BUILDINGS AND INTERIORS, New York; Project: Freehand Los Angeles
Client: Sydell Group, New York; Architect: KFA Architecture, Santa Monica, California; Purchasing Firm: Sydell Group, New York

BEST GUESTROOM UPSCALE

Design Firm: Studio Munge, Toronto, Ontario; Project: Bisha Hotel & Residences, Toronto, Ontario
Clients: INK Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario (owner); ICONINK, Toronto, Ontario (F&B operator); Loews Hotels & Co., New York (hotel operator); Architect: Wallman Architects, Toronto, Ontario; Purchasing Company: Studio Munge, Toronto

BEST GUESTROOM LUXURY

Design Firm: Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design, Los Angeles; Project: Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara, California
Client: 35 State Street Hotel Partners, LLC. (owner/operator); Architect: DesignArc, Santa Barbara, California; Purchasing Company: Project Dynamics, Las Vegas

BEST SUITE

Design Firm: Meyer Davis, New York; Project: Four Seasons Papagayo, Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
Clients: GenCom, Miami (owner); Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Toronto, Ontario (operator); Architect: Zurcher Arquitectos, San José, Costa Rica; Purchasing Company: The Parker Company, Miami

BEST NIGHTCLUB/LOUNGE

Design Firms: Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago, under a consulting agreement with Gensler, Las Vegas; Project: Rosina Cocktail Bar and Lounge at the Palazzo Las Vegas
Clients: Las Vegas Sands Corp., Las Vegas (owner/operator); Architect: Gensler, Las Vegas; Purchasing Firm: Las Vegas Sands Corp., Las Vegas

Design Firm: Studio 11 Design, Dallas, Texas; Project: Analog at Hutton Hotel, Nashville
Client: Watermark Capital, Chicago; Architect: Tuck Hinton Architects, Nashville; Purchasing Firm: Martin Stringfellow Associates, Orlando, Florida

BEST EMERGING HOTEL CONCEPT

Hotelier: Huazhu Hotel Group, Beijing; Hotel Concept: VUE Hotel

Design for inaugural property (VUE Hou Hai, Beijing); MINISTRY OF DESIGN PTE LTD, Singapore; Architect for inaugural property: MINISTRY OF DESIGN PTE LTD, Singapore; Purchasing Company: VUE Hotel Houhai, Beijing

Hotelier: The Kor Group, San Francisco, California/Proper Hospitality, Santa Monica, California; Hotel Concept: Proper Hotels

Designer for inaugural property (San Francisco Proper Hotel, California): Kelly Wearstler, Los Angeles; Architect for inaugural property: Hornberger + Worstell, San Francisco, California; Purchasing company for inaugural property: Canoe Hospitality, El Segundo, California

BEST RESTAURANT CASUAL DINING

Design Firm: Sundukovy Sisters; Moscow; Project: Community, Moscow
Client: Sinisha Lazarevich, Moscow; Architect: Sundukovy Sisters, Moscow

BEST RESTAURANT FINE DINING

Design Firm: Studio Munge, Toronto, Ontario; Project: Akira Back at Bisha Hotel & Residences, Toronto, Ontario
Clients: INK Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario (owner); ICONINK, Toronto, Ontario (F&B operator); Loews Hotels & Co., New York (hotel operator); Architect: Wallman Architects, Toronto, Ontario; Purchasing Company: Studio Munge, Toronto, Ontario

BEST SPECIALTY DESIGN

Design Firm: Wimberly Interiors, a design studio of WATG, London; Project: Belmond Venice-Simplon Orient Express Grand Suites, London
Client: Belmond Ltd., London (owner/operator); Purchasing Company: Belmond Ltd., London

JUDGES’ SO COOL

Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York; Project: Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge, New York
Clients: Lightstone Group, New York (owner/operator); TAO Group, New York (operator); Architect: Stonehill Taylor, New York; Purchasing Company: HPG Intl., Walnut Creek, California

BEST RESORT

Design Firm: Meyer Davis New York; Architect: Zurcher Arquitectos, San José, Costa Rica; Project: Four Seasons Papagayo, Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
Clients: GenCom, Miami (owner); Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Toronto, Ontario (operator); Purchasing Company: The Parker Company, Miami

BEST HOTEL FOCUSED SERVICE

Design Firm: Natalie Sheedy Interiors, Chicago; DeLaRosa Studio Inc., Chicago; Architect: Legat Architects, Chicago; Project: Element Moline, Illinois
Client: The Amin Group, San Francisco, California (owner); Ctwo Hotels, San Francisco, California (operator); Purchasing Company: Purchasing Management Intl., Dallas, Texas

BEST HOTEL MIDSCALE

Design Firm: Brand Bureau (a division of AvroKO), New York; Architect: Signum Architecture, St. Helena, California
Project: Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa, Calistoga, California
Clients: Calistoga Hotel Group LP, Deerfield, Illinois (owner); Filament Hospitality, New York (operator); Purchasing Company: Beyer Brown, Orlando, Florida

BEST HOTEL UPSCALE

Design Firm: Goddard Littlefair, London; Architect: 3DReid Architects, Glasgow, U.K.; Project: The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, U.K.
Clients: Starwood Capital, Greenwich, Connecticut (owner at time of completion), Principal Hotel Co., London; (operator at time of completion); Purchasing Company: Benjamin West, London

BEST HOTEL LUXURY

Design Firm: MKV Design, London; Architects: Patrik Dierks Norbert Sachs Architekten BDA, Berlin, Germany (Alpine Spa); Russli Architekten, Lucerne, Switzerland (Bürgenstock Hotel); Project: Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa, Lucerne, Switzerland
Clients: Katara Hospitality, Zug, Switzerland (owner); Bürgenstock Resort (operator); Purchasing Company: Katara Hospitality, Zug, Switzerland

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Sundukovy Sisters; Moscow