33rd Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design

photo credit: St. Regis Rome from HBA

The finalists for the 33rd Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design have been announced, chosen from a record-number of 260 entries of projects worldwide. The Awards will be presented by Boutique Design Magazine & HOTELS Magazine, in conjunction with IHMRS and BDNY, and will be held in the New York Palace Hotel on November 10, 2013. ┬áThe categories span from best hotel luxury/upscale to the Judges’ “So Cool” award. It’ll be interesting to see the winners among such an accomplished roundup of hospitality stars! The finalists are:

2013 FINALISTS

Best Eco-Conscious or Socially Conscious Hotel

Bergmeyer Associates, Inc. (Boston, MA) Hostelling International Boston (Boston, MA)

Deture Culsign (Chicago, IL) The Resort at Isla Palenque (Boca Chica, Panama)

Minarc (Santa Monica, CA) Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel (Hengill, Iceland)

Best Guest Room Luxury/Upscale

Rottet Studio (Houston, TX) The James Royal Palm (Miami Beach, FL)

The Gallery HBA London (London, UK) The Alpina Gstaad (Gstaad, Switzerland)

Best Guest Room Midscale/Budget/Focused Service

White Jacket (Singapore) The Daulat (Singapore)

Stonehill & Taylor (New York, NY) The Refinery Hotel (New York, NY)

Best Hotel Budget/Focused Service

The Design Agency (Toronto, ON) Generator Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)

3north (Richmond, VA) Pan American Hotel (Wildwood, NJ)

Best Hotel Luxury/Upscale

Foster + Partners (London, UK) ME London (London, UK)

Ministry of Design Pte Ltd (Singapore) Macalister Mansion (Penang, Malaysia)

The Gallery HBA London (London, UK) The Alpina Gstaad (Gstaad, Switzerland)

BBG-BBGM (New York, NY) Revere Hotel Boston (Boston, MA)

Best Hotel Midscale

Gensler (Houston, TX) The Alexander Hotel (Indianapolis, IN)

SERA Architects (Portland, OR) Courtyard by Marriott – San Diego Downtown (San Diego, CA)

Stonehill & Taylor (New York, NY) The Refinery Hotel (New York, NY)

Best Lobby Luxury/Upscale

Rottet Studio (Houston, TX) The James Royal Palm (Miami Beach, FL)

TAL Studio (Las Vegas, NV) Hotel Jerome (Aspen, CO)

HBA Design (Singapore) Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou (Pearl River New City, Guangzhou, China)

Best Lobby Midscale/Budget/Focused Service

HOK (Toronto, ON) Delta Ottawa City Centre (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

Simeone Deary (Chicago, IL) Hilton Dallas Park Cities (Dallas, TX)

Simeone Deary (Chicago, IL) Hilton Columbus Downtown (Columbus, OH)

Best Resort

J Banks Design (Hilton Head Island, SC) Hotel Castello di Casole (Casole D’elsa, Italy)

BLINK Design Group Pvt Ltd (Bangkok, Thailand) Regent Phuket Cape Panwa (Phuket, Thailand)

HKS (Dallas, TX) Mukul Resort (Rivas, Nicaragua)

DPOVinteriors (Knoxville, TN) Club La Pension Resort, Bluegreen Vacations (New Orleans, LA)

Best Restaurant Casual Dining

Rottet Studio (Houston, TX) Florida Cookery at The James Royal Palm (Miami Beach, FL)

Kinney Chan & Asscociates (Hong Kong) Cafe Bord de Mer (Hong Kong)

Munge Leung (Toronto, ON) Weslodge (Toronto, ON)

GrizForm Design Architects (Washington, DC) Farmers Fishers Bakers (Washington, DC)

Best Restaurant Fine Dining

Thomas Schoos Design (West Hollywood, CA) Herringbone Restaurant (La Jolla, CA)

CORE (Washington, DC) minibar (Washington, DC)

Thomas Schoos Design (West Hollywood, CA) Figue Restaurant (La Quinta, CA)

Best Spa

ICRAVE (New York, NY) BASK Spa by Exhale (Atlantic City, NJ)

HBA (Singapore) Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou (Guangzhou, China)

Best Suite

The Gallery HBA London (London, UK) St Regis Rome (Rome, Italy)

The Gallery HBA London (London, UK) The Alpina Gstaad (Gstaad, Switzerland)

Rockwell Group (New York, NY) W Singapore Sentosa Cove (Singapore)

TonyChi and Associates (New York, NY) Rosewood London | Lord Chancellor’s Suite (London, UK)

Judges So Cool

Nikolas Weinstein Studios, Inc. (San Francisco, CA) Glass Sculpture for Courtyard by Marriott (Hong Kong Sha Tin)

Jeffrey Beers (New York, NY) Toy (New York, NY)

Josh Held Design (New York, NY) Marquee New York Redesign (New York, NY)

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