42nd Gold Key Awards Finalists Revealed

Finalists have been announced for the 42nd Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design, the industry’s oldest awards program for hospitality interiors, sponsored by Boutique Design magazine. The 2022 Gold Key judges selected these standout projects from a competitive field of submissions from more than 100 design firms around the world.

Winners in 24 categories—including Wellness, added this year—as well as the Judges’ So Cool award winner and the Designer of the Year, will be revealed during a November 14th ceremony at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York, in conjunction with BDNY.

In addition, we will recognize this year’s Boutique 18 class and BD Up-and-Coming Hotelier of the Year, Keir Weimer of Weekender, during the event. Both winners and finalists will also be highlighted in the Winter 2022 issue of Boutique Design magazine. Tickets are available for the gala event here.

The Gold Key Awards competition recognizes influential and innovative design work in the international hospitality industry. To be eligible, new construction, conversion, or renovation projects must have been completed between July 1st, 2021 to July 31st, 2022. Finalists and winners are determined by a jury of industry leaders from the hospitality operations, design, development, and investment sectors.

And the finalists are…

 

ECO- OR SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS HOTEL

Hotel Marcel, New Haven, Connecticut
Design Firm: Dutch East Design, Brooklyn, New York
Client, Architecture, and Purchasing Firm: Becker + Becker, Westport, Connecticut

Lolebezi Lodge, Jeki, Zambia
Design Firm: Fox Browne Creative, Johannesburg
Architecture Firm: Fox Brown Creative in partnership with Jack Alexander
Client: Lolebezi Safari Lodge (private owner)

Moliving, Hurley, New York
Architecture and Design Firm: Moliving
Client: Jordan Bem

 

LOBBY FOCUSED SERVICE

AC Hotel by Marriott & Element Miami Brickell
Design Firm: DLR Group, Minneapolis
Architecture Firms: Arquitectonica, Miami (Design Architect); TAG Architecture, Harbor Island, Florida (Architect of Record)
Purchasing: Marriott International
Client: Robert Finvarb Companies, Aventura, Florida

The Pad Silverthorne, Colorado
Design Firm: BraytonHughes Design Studios, San Francisco
Architecture Firm: Smith Design Company, Oklahoma City
Client and Purchasing: The Pad Hostels, Silverthorne, Colorado

 

LOBBY MIDSCALE

Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Downtown
Design, Architecture, and Purchasing Firm: Luminaut, Cincinnati
Client: SREE Hotels, Charlotte, North Carolina

The Pelham Hotel, New Orleans
Design Firm: Suomi Design Works, Englewood, Florida
Architecture Firm: HCI Architecture, New Orleans
Purchasing: Carroll Adams, Orlando
Client: AMS Hospitality, Atlanta

The Slate, Denver
Design Firm: The Society, Seattle
Architecture Firm: 42|40 Architecture, Denver
Purchasing: Hilton Supply Management
Client: Stonebridge Companies, Englewood, Colorado

 

LOBBY UPPER MIDSCALE

The Ameswell Hotel, Mountainview, California
Design Firm: BAMO, San Francisco
Architecture Firm: WRNS Studio, San Francisco (Design Architect); RYS Architects, San Francisco (Architect of Record)
Purchasing: James W. Crawford Company, Tucson, Arizona
Client: Broadreach Capital Partners, Palo Alto, California

The Catbird, Denver
Design Firm: Swan Dive Design Studio, Denver
Architecture Firm: Shears Adkins Rockmore (SAR+) Architects, Denver
Purchasing: Absolute Procurement, Portland, Oregon
Client: Sage Hospitality Group, Denver

Wanda Realm Yan’an, China
Design and Architecture Firm: Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing
Purchasing and Client: Wanda Hotels & Resorts, Beijing

 

LOBBY UPSCALE

The Algonquin, New York
Design and Architecture Firm: Stonehill Taylor, New York
Purchasing: Interstate Hotels/Aimbridge Hospitality, Plano, Texas
Client: Highgate, New York

InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
Design Firm: KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago
Architecture Firm: TVS Design, Atlanta
Purchasing: Populate Procurement, Chicago
Client: Brookfield Properties, New York

The Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza
Design Firm: dash design, Long Island City, New York
Architecture Firm: Dyami Architecture, Chestnut Ridge, New Jersey
Purchasing: Alternate Resources, Hartsdale, New York
Client: Millennium Hotels, Denver

PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Design Firm: KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago
Architecture Firm: Leo A Daly, West Palm Beach, Florida
Purchasing: Carroll Adams, Orlando
Client: Brookfield Properties, New York

The Thompson Savannah, Georgia
Design Firm: Studio 11 Design, Dallas
Architecture Firm: Smallwood, Atlanta
Purchasing: Carroll Adams, Orlando
Client: Regent Partners, Atlanta

 

LOBBY LUXURY

Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans
Design Firm: Bill Rooney Studio, New York
Architecture Firm: CambridgeSeven, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Purchasing: GS Associates, Newburyport, Massachusetts
Client: Two Canal Owner, Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail, Colorado
Design Firm: Wilson Ishihara, Sonoma, California
Architecture Firm: Neo Studio, Denver
Purchasing: Benjamin West, Dallas
Client: DiamondRock Hospitality, Bethesda, Maryland

Roku Kyoto, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Design Firm: BLINK Design Group, Singapore
Architecture Firm: Tokyu Architect & Engineers
Client and Purchasing: Tokyu Land Corporation, Shiba-ku, Japan

 

GUESTROOM MIDSCALE

Hotel Indy, Indianapolis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Design Firm: ESG Architecture & Design, Minneapolis
Architecture Firm: RATIO, Indianapolis
Purchasing: Coury Hospitality, Irving, Texas
Client: KennMar, Speedway, Indianapolis

The Jasper, Fargo, North Dakota
Design Firm: ESG Architecture & Design, Minneapolis
Architecture Firms: ESG Architecture & Design and SOM, Chicago
Purchasing: Neil Locke & Associates, Chicago
Client: Block 9 Hotel, Fargo, North Dakota

The Kelly Birmingham, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Alabama
Design Firm: Sims Patrick Studio, Atlanta
Architecture Firm: Fifth Dimension, Birmingham
Purchasing: ADM Associates, Atlanta
Client: Rhaglan Hospitality, Birmingham

 

GUESTROOM UPPER MIDSCALE

Canopy by Hilton London City
Design and Architecture Firm: ACME, London
Purchasing: Blue Moon, London
Client: 4C Hotel Group, London

The Catbird, Denver
Design Firms: Swan Dive Design Studio, Denver; DLR Group, Denver
Architecture Firm: Shears Adkins Rockmore (SAR+) Architects, Denver
Purchasing: Absolute Procurement, Portland, Oregon
Client: Sage Hospitality Group, Denver

 

GUESTROOM UPSCALE

Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport
Design Firm: Waldrop+Nichols Studio, Dallas
Architecture Firms: Elkus Manfredi Architects, Boston; Moody Nolan, Boston
Purchasing: The Cardy Group, Toronto
Client: The Davis Companies, Boston

The Thompson Buckhead, Atlanta
Design Firm: Studio 11 Design, Dallas
Architecture Firm: Rule Joy Trammel + Rubio, Atlanta
Purchasing: Neil Locke & Associates, Dallas
Client: Regent Partners, Atlanta

 

GUESTROOM LUXURY

Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Design Firm: HKS Hospitality Interiors, Dallas
Architecture Firm: Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects (NMD), Dallas
Purchasing: Neil Locke & Associates, Dallas
Client: Juniper Investment Advisors, Scottsdale, Arizona

Centara Reserve Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand
Design Firm: AvroKO, New York
Architecture Firm: Begray, Khlong Tan, Thailand
Client and Purchasing: Centara Hotels & Resorts, Bangkok

Hermann Bungalows, Palm Springs, California
Design, Architecture, and Purchasing Firm: Steve Hermann Design, Santa Barbara, California
Client: Steve Hermann Hotels, Palm Springs

Roku Kyoto, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Design Firm: BLINK Design Group, Singapore
Architecture Firm: Tokyu Architect & Engineers
Client and Purchasing: Tokyu Land Corporation, Shiba-ku, Japan

Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection, Napa, California
Design Firm: CCID, Glen Ellen, California
Architecture Firm: Overland Partners, San Antonio, Texas
Purchasing: The Cardy Group, Toronto
Client: SRGA, LP, Denver

 

HOTEL FOCUSED SERVICE

Bluebird Dennisport, Dennis Port, Massachusetts
Design and Purchasing Firm: Elder&Ash, Amesbury, Massachusetts
Client: Bluebird Hotels, Amesbury, Massachusetts

Bluebird Sunapee, Newbury, New Hampshire
Design and Purchasing Firm: Elder & Ash, Amesbury, Massachusetts
Client: Bluebird Hotels, Amesbury, Massachusetts

Hampton by Hilton Shenzhen Nanshan Science and Technology Park, China
Design Firm: ADD Design, Guangzhou, China
Architecture Firm: Machinery Institute Architects, Shenzhen
Purchasing Firm: Zhongnanfang Engineering, Shenzhen
Client: Hongfu Hotel Management (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.

The Pad Silverthorne, Colorado
Design Firm: BraytonHughes Design Studios, San Francisco
Architecture Firm: Smith Design Company, Oklahoma City
Client and Purchasing: The Pad Hostels, Silverthorne, Colorado

 

HOTEL MIDSCALE

106 Jefferson Huntsville, Curio Collection by Hilton, Alabama
Design Firm: Looney & Associates, Dallas
Architecture Firm: BGKT Architects, Memphis
Purchasing: Bray Whaler, Centennial, Colorado
Client: Crunkleton Associates, Huntsville, Alabama

Flamingo Resort, Santa Rosa, California
Design Firm: BAR Interiors, San Francisco
Architecture Firm: Weddle Gilmore Black Rock Studio, Scottsdale, Arizona
Purchasing: Bray Whaler, Centennial, Colorado
Clients: The Ehret Family, Yang Capital, and Palm House Hospitality, Tiburon, California

Hotel Indy, Indianapolis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Design Firm: ESG Architecture & Design, Minneapolis
Architecture Firm: RATIO, Indianapolis
Purchasing: Coury Hospitality, Irving, Texas
Client: KennMar, Speedway, Indianapolis

The Kelly Birmingham, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Alabama
Design Firm: Sims Patrick Studio, Atlanta
Architecture Firm: Fifth Dimension, Birmingham
Purchasing: ADM Associates, Atlanta
Client: Rhaglan Hospitality, Birmingham

 

HOTEL UPPER MIDSCALE

Motto by Hilton New York City Chelsea
Design and Architecture Firm: Stonehill Taylor, New York
Purchasing: Benchmark Procurement Group, Englewood, Colorado
Client: Magna Hospitality, East Warwick, Rhode Island

 

HOTEL UPSCALE

Hotel Indigo Nanjing Garden Expo, China
Design Firm: YANG & Associates Group, Shenzhen
Architecture Firm: HKS Architects (China) Ltd., Shanghai
Client and Purchasing: Nanjing Yangtze River Urban Architectural Design Co. Ltd. Nanjing, China

The Londoner, London
Design Firm: Yabu Pushelberg, New York
Architecture Firm: Woods Bagot, London
Client and Purchasing: Edwardian Hotel Group, London

The Thompson Buckhead, Atlanta
Design Firm: Studio 11 Design, Dallas
Architecture Firm: Rule Joy Trammel + Rubio, Atlanta
Purchasing: Neil Locke & Associates, Dallas
Client: Regent Partners, Atlanta

The Thompson Savannah, Georgia
Design Firm: Studio 11 Design, Dallas
Architecture Firm: Smallwood, Atlanta
Purchasing: Carroll Adams, Orlando
Client: Regent Partners, Atlanta

 

HOTEL LUXURY

1 Hotels Toronto
Design Firm: Rockwell Group (Interior Architect), New York, in collaboration with SH Hotels & Resorts (Internal Design Team), Coconut Grove, Florida
Architecture Firm: Architects Alliance, Toronto
Purchasing: Sue Dulmage & Associates, Toronto
Client: Mohari Canada Inc., Toronto

Hermann Bungalows, Palm Springs, California
Design, Architecture, and Purchasing Firm: Steve Hermann Design, Santa Barbara, California
Client: Steve Hermann Hotels, Palm Springs

 

SUITE

Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Design Firm: HKS Hospitality Interiors, Dallas
Architecture Firm: Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects (NMD), Dallas
Purchasing: Neil Locke & Associates, Dallas
Client: Juniper Investment Advisors, Scottsdale, Arizona

Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Design Firm: Meyer Davis, New York
Architecture Firm: Migdal Arquitectos, Mexico City
Purchasing: HPG International, Walnut Creek, California
Client: Auberge Resort Group, Mid Valley, California

The Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete, Curio Collection by Hilton, Greece
Design Firm: Studio LOST, London
Architecture Firm: Peppas N Architects, Rethymno, Crete
Client and Purchasing: Troulis Royal Collection, Rethymno, Crete

 

RESORT

Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya, Mexico
Design Firm: HBA International, San Francisco
Client and Purchasing: Parks, Mexico City

Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Design Firm: Meyer Davis, New York
Architecture Firm: Migdal Arquitectos, Mexico City
Purchasing: HPG International, Walnut Creek, California
Client: Auberge Resort Group, Mid Valley, California

Regent Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Architecture and Design Firm: BLINK Design Group, Singapore
Client and Purchasing: BIM Land, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

SENIOR LIVING

The Watermark at the Heights, Houston
Design Firm: Looney & Associates, Dallas
Architecture Firms: Munoz Albin, Houston; Kirksey Architecture, Houston
Purchasing: RR Williams & Associates, Houston
Client: Hines, Houston

The Watermark at St. Peters, Missouri
Design Firm and Purchasing: DesignPoint, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Architecture Firm: Fox Architects (formerly Zwick + Gandt), St. Louis, Missouri
Client: Longview Senior Housing Advisors, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

 

WELLNESS

Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya, Mexico
Design Firm: HBA International, San Francisco
Client and Purchasing: Parks, Mexico City

The Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete, Curio Collection by Hilton, Greece
Design Firm: Studio LOST, London
Architecture Firm: Peppas N Architects, Rethymno, Crete
Client and Purchasing: Troulis Royal Collection, Rethymno, Crete

Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection, Napa, California
Design Firm: CCID, Glen Ellen, California
Architecture Firm: Overland Partners, San Antonio, Texas
Purchasing: The Cardy Group, Toronto
Client: SRGA, LP, Denver

 

NIGHTCLUB/LOUNGE

Delilah Las Vegas
Design, Architecture, and Purchasing Firm: Wynn Design & Development, Las Vegas
Client: Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas

Founders Club, Seattle
Design Firm: Lázaro Rosa-Violán, Barcelona
Architecture Firm: MG2, Seattle
Purchasing: The Parker Company, Miami
Client: Tamarack Capital Partners, Santa Monica, California

Smoke & Mirrors, Dubai
Design Firm: Bishop Design, Dubai
Architecture Firm: AEDAS, Dubai
Client and Purchasing: World of Wonders Real Estate Development, Dubai

 

RESTAURANT CASUAL

Assembly Food Hall, Nashville
Design and Architecture Firm: Gensler, Dallas
Purchasing: PMP Design Services, Rockwall, Texas
Client: Front Burner Restaurants, Dallas

Cala Scottsdale, Arizona
Design Firm: House of Form, Scottsdale
Additional Design Firm: Studio 11 Design, Dallas
Architecture Firm: Nelsen Partners, Scottsdale
Client: We Are Clive, Scottsdale

Hello Sunshine, Banff, Canada
Design, Architecture, and Purchasing Firm: FRANK Architecture, Calgary
Design Firm: Little Giant Studio, Calgary
Client: Banff Hospitality Collective, Banff

Rumi’s Kitchen, Atlanta
Design, Architecture, and Purchasing Firm: The Johnson Studio, Atlanta
Client: Rumi’s Kitchen, Alpharetta, Georgia

 

RESTAURANT FINE DINING

53, New York
Design Firm: ICRAVE, New York
Architecture Firm: Anthony Mrkic Architect, New York
Client: Altamarea Group, New York

Ci Siamo, New York
Design Firm: Goodrich, New York
Architecture Firm: Grizform Design Architects, Washington, DC
Purchasing: Dorothy Vogt Consulting, New York
Client: Union Square Hospitality Group, New York

The George, Seattle
Design Firm: Lázaro Rosa-Violán, Barcelona
Architecture Firm: MG2, Seattle
Purchasing: The Parker Company, Miami
Client: Tamarack Capital Partners, Santa Monica, California

Oiji Mi, New York
Design Firm: AvroKO
Architecture Firm: David Buchovy Architect, Brooklyn, New York
Purchasing: P360, San Francisco
Client: Brian Sehong Kim, New York

Prime, Chandler, Arizona
Design Firm and Purchasing: Preen, Los Angeles
Architecture Firm: Friedmutter Group, Las Vegas
Client: Shula’s Restaurant Group, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

 

SPECIALTY DESIGN

AutoCamp Joshua Tree, California
Design Firm: Narrative Design Studio, San Francisco
Architecture Firm: HKS, Dallas
Purchasing: Benjamin West, Louisville, Colorado
Client: AutoCamp, San Francisco

Le Commandant Charcot, Marseille, France
Design Firms: Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel, Paris and New York; Wilmotte & Associes, Paris
Architecture Firm: Stirling Design International, Nantes, France
Client and Purchasing: Ponant, Marseille, France

Tribune Tower Residences, Chicago
Design Firm: The Gettys Group Companies, Chicago
Architecture Firm: Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Chicago
Purchasing: Populate Procurement, A Gettys Group Company, Chicago
Client: Golub & Company, CIM Group, Chicago

 

EMERGING HOTEL CONCEPT

Bluebird Hotels, Amesbury, Massachusetts
Design, Architecture, and Purchasing Firm: Elder & Ash, Amesbury, Massachusetts
Client: Bluebird Hotels, Amesbury, Massachusetts

The Catbird, Denver
Design Firms: Swan Dive Design Studio, Denver; DLR Group, Denver
Architecture Firm: Shears Adkins Rockmore (SAR+) Architects, Denver
Purchasing: Absolute Procurement, Portland, Oregon
Client: Sage Hospitality Group, Denver

Moliving, Hurley, New York
Architecture and Design Firm: Moliving
Client: Jordan Bem

Purchase tickets for the 2022 Gold Key Awards Gala!

This year’s 42nd Gold Key Awards judges are:

  • Maki Bara, president + cofounder, the Chartres Lodging Group
  • Wing T. Chao, founder, Wing T. Chao Global Adviser
  • Marisol Fisher, regional vice president, Timeless Brands/Studio Head, Design Services Americas, Hyatt Hotels
  • Jessica Gidari, director of design + concept development, Union Square Events
  • Stacey Greene, project executive, Generis Collective
  • Kavitha Iyer, head of design, Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts
  • Diana Kessler, creative director, the Kessler Collection
  • Vito F. Lotta, vice president – architecture + design, Hilton
  • Kristine Osburn, vice president project management, Xenia Hotels and Resorts
  • Thomas Prins, principal, TQP Capital Partners
  • Rachel Rangelov, executive vice president, design and construction, Longview Senior Housing Advisors
  • Carolyn Schneider, cofounder + president, Casetta
  • Tracy Smith-Woodby, senior interior design manager, global design, U.S. & Canada, Marriott International