Gold Key Awards

Gold Key Winners Revealed

Awards recognize the most innovative design work in the hospitality industry

Boutique Design

The 38th annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design, the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards program, took place Nov. 12 in conjunction with Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and HX: The Hotel Experience.

Winners in 21 categories were announced during the Gold Key Awards Gala at Gotham Hall in Midtown Manhattan. Moscow-based Sundukovy Sisters, the Designer of the Year, was also honored.

Sponsored by Boutique Design magazine, the Gold Key Awards program recognizes the most influential and innovative design work in the hospitality industry. To be eligible, new construction, conversion or renovation work must have been completed between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018. Winners were determined by a jury of industry leaders from the design, operations, development and investment sectors of hospitality.

Judges for this year’s Gold Key Awards included: 

Gary Dollens, global head design/product and brand development, Hyatt Hotels Corp.
Nigel Hatcher, vice president, design & project management, luxury brands, Marriott Intl.
Lori Horvath, managing director, project & development services, Jones Lang LaSalle
Daniel Hyde, president, Artist Guild Hotels
Matoula Karagiannis, vice president, design, Sydell Group
Michael Kitchen, vice president of acquisitions & development, Aparium Hotel Group
David McCaslin, executive vice president, Hersha Hospitality Management
Michael Medzigian, chairman and managing partner, Watermark Capital Partners, LLC
Jagruti Panwala, president and ceo, Wealth Protection Strategies; vice chairwoman, AAHOA, 2018-2019
Thomas Prins, principal, TQP Capital Partners, LLC
Shirli Sensenbrenner, senior vice president, design + development services, Two Roads Hospitality
Larry Traxler, senior vice president - global design, Hilton

The honorees for this year’s Gold Key Awards are:

BEST ECO-CONSCIOUS OR SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS HOTEL

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: Perkins+Will, Boston; Architect: ID8 Architects, Des Moines, Iowa; Project: Hotel Grinnell, Grinnell, Iowa
Clients: Grinnell Center LLC, Grinnell, Iowa (owner); Hotel Grinnell, Grinnell, Iowa (operator); Purchasing Company: Catalyst Development, Grinnell, Iowa

Design Firm: Meyer Davis, New York; Architect: Mancini Duffy, New York; Project: The Assemblage John Street, New York
Clients: Prodigy Network and Shorewood Real Estate Group (joint venture owners); Kokua Hospitality, San Francisco, California (operator); Purchasing Company: The Carroll Adams Group, Long Island City, New York

BEST LOBBY FOCUSED SERVICE

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: ALT-254, Hong Kong; Project: Mojo Nomad Central, Hong Kong
Client: Ovolo Hotels, Hong Kong (owner/operator); Architect: ALT-254, Hong Kong; Purchasing Firm: ALT-254, Hong Kong

Design Firm: Gettys ONE, Chicago; Project: La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown
Client: LQ Management LLC, Irving, Texas; Architect: Epstein Architecture, Chicago; Purchasing Company: The Gettys Group, Chicago

Design Firm: Group One Partners, Boston; Project: Residence Inn D.C. Capitol Hill/Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.
Client: Stonebridge Cos., Englewood, Colorado (owner/operator); Architect: Hickok Cole, Washington, D.C.; Purchasing Company: The Stroud Group, Columbia, Maryland

BEST LOBBY MIDSCALE

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: Flick∙Mars, Dallas; Project: Chicago Moxy Downtown Hotel
Client: White Lodging, Merrillville, Indiana; Architect: DLR Group, Dallas; Purchasing Company: White Lodging, Merrillville, Indiana

Design Firm: HFS Concepts 4, Long Beach, California; Project: Embassy Suites Dallas DFW Airport North, Grapevine, Texas
Client: Atrium Hospitality, Alpharetta, Georgia (owner/operator); Purchasing Company: HFS Concepts 4, Long Beach, California

Design Firms: Sydell Group, New York, with ROMAN AND WILLIAMS BUILDINGS AND INTERIORS, New York; Project: Freehand New York
Clients: Alliance Bernstein, New York; Sydell Group, New York (owners); Sydell Group, New York (operator); Architect: IBI Group, New York; Purchasing Company: Sydell Group, New York

BEST LOBBY UPSCALE

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: McCartan, Inc., New York; Project: Hotel Nia, Autograph Collection, Menlo Park, California
Client: Ensemble Real Estate Investments, Long Beach, California; Architect: Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., Culver City, California; Purchasing Company: Project Dynamics, Calabasas, California

Design Firm: Rottet Studio, Houston, Texas; Project: Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel
Client: Grove Street Partners, Atlanta; Architect: Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, LLC, Atlanta; Purchasing Company: Benjamin West, Louisville, Colorado

Design Firm: Semple Brown Design, P.C., Denver; Project: Kimpton Hotel Born, Denver
Clients: Continuum Partners, LLC, Denver (owner); Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, San Francisco, California (operator); Architect: BOKA Powell, Dallas; Purchasing Company: The Carroll Adams Group, Orlando, Florida

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, Ontario

BEST LOBBY LUXURY

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: AB Concept, Hong Kong; Project: Rosewood Sanya, China
Clients: Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China (owner); Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Hong Kong (operator); Architect: Goettsch Partners, Chicago; Purchasing Company: Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China

Design Firm: LEO A DALY, Dallas; Project: The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Florida
Clients: Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, New York (owner);Marriott Intl., Bethesda, Maryland (operator); Architect: LEO A DALY, Dallas; Purchasing Company: Beyer-Brown & Associates, Orlando, Florida

BEST GUESTROOM FOCUSED SERVICE

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

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

Design Firms: Natalie Sheedy Interiors, Chicago; DeLaRosa Studio Inc., Chicago; Project: Element Moline, Illinois
Clients: The Amin Group, San Francisco (owner); C-Two Hotels, San Francisco (operator); Architect: Legat Architects, Chicago; Purchasing Company: Purchasing Management Intl., Dallas, Texas

BEST GUESTROOM MIDSCALE

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: Amanda Sullivan Studio Architecture, PC, New York; Project: Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia, New York
Client: Denihan Hospitality Group, LLC, New York; Architect: R. Wade Johnson Design, PLLC, St. James, New York; Purchasing Company: The Cardy Group, Toronto

Design Firm: HVS Design, Rockville, Maryland; Project: The Goodwin Hotel, Hartford, Connecticut
Client: RMS Companies, Stamford, Connecticut; Architect: JN+A, Rockville, Maryland; Purchasing Company: Purchasing Dimensions, Somers, Connecticut

BEST GUESTROOM UPSCALE

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: Bill Rooney Studio, Inc., New York; Project: Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, Autograph Collection, Miami Beach, Florida
Clients: Hersha Hospitality Trust, Philadelphia (owner); Autograph Collection, Marriott and Hersha Hospitality Management, Philadelphia (operator); Architect: Kobi Karp, Miami, Florida; Purchasing Company: Hersha Purchasing and Design, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Design Firm: Design Poole Inc., Winter Park, Florida; Project: Delta Resort, Daytona Shores, Florida
Client: Summit Hospitality, Daytona Beach, Florida; Architect: Harter – Adams Architects, Winter Park, Florida; Purchasing Company: Summit Hospitality, Daytona Beach, Florida

Design Firm: Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) Pte Ltd., Singapore; Project: Ahn Luh Qiandaohu, Zhejiang Province
Client: Shanghai Golden Union Investment Group Co. Ltd, Shanghai; Architect: Ezhen Design, Shanghai; Purchasing Company: Shanghai Golden Union Investment Group Co. Ltd, Shanghai

Design Firm: LEO Global Design Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China; Project: Hilton Huizhou Longmen Resort, Longmen, Huizhou, Guangdong, China
Client: Guangzhou R&F Properties Co., Ltd., Guangdong, China; Hilton, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China; Architect: Guangzhou Residential Building Design Institute Co. Ltd, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China; Purchasing Company: Guangzhou Heguan Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Design Firm: Studio GAIA, New York; Project: W Panama, Panama City, Panama
Client: F&F Properties, Panama City, Panama; Architect: F&F Properties, Panama City, Panama; Purchasing Company: F&F Properties, Panama City, Panama

BEST GUESTROOM LUXURY

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: AB Concept, Hong Kong; Project: Rosewood Sanya, China
Clients: Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China (owner); Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Hong Kong (operator); Architect: Goettsch Partners, Chicago; Purchasing Company: Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China

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

Design Firm: Wimberly Interiors, New York; Project:  Rosewood Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas
Clients: CTF BM Operations, Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas (owner); Rosewood Hotels & Resorts (operator); Architect: SB Architects, Coral Gables, Florida; Purchasing Company: Parker International, Miami

Design Firm: Wimberly Interiors, London; Project: St. Regis Astana, Kazakhstan
Clients: MG Holding, Astana, Kazakhstan (owner); Marriott Intl., St. Regis (operator); Architect: WATG, London; Purchasing Company: Piatek Hospitality Procurement, Breezand, The Netherlands

BEST SUITE

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: Duncan Miller Ullmann (DMU), Dallas, Texas; Project: Hotel ZaZa Memorial City, Houston, Texas
Clients: MetroNational, Houston, Texas (owner); Z Resorts, Houston, Texas (operator); Architect: Kirksey Architecture, Houston, Texas; Purchasing Company: Duncan Miller Ullmann (DMU), Dallas, Texas

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

Design Firm: McCartan, Inc., New York; Project: Hotel Nia, Autograph Collection, Menlo Park, California
Client: Ensemble Real Estate Investments, Long Beach, California; Architect: Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., Culver City, California; Purchasing Company: Project Dynamics, Calabasas, California

Design Firm: V Starr Interiors, West Palm Beach, Florida; Project: The V Suite at The Hotel at Midtown, Chicago
Client: Midtown Athletic Club, Chicago; Architect: DMAC Architecture, Evanston, Illinois; Purchasing Company: Construction Concepts Management, Evanston, Illinois

BEST NIGHTCLUB/LOUNGE

WINNERS

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 Partners, LLC, Chicago; Architect: Tuck Hinton Architects, Nashville; Purchasing Firm: Martin Stringfellow Associates, Orlando, Florida

FINALISTS

Design Firm: AB Concept, Hong Kong; Project: Bar Trigona at Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Clients: Venus Assets SDN BHD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (owner); Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Toronto (operator); Architect: NRY Architects SDN BHD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Purchasing Company: Venus Assets SDN BHD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Design Firm: Built, Inc., Los Angeles; Project: Poppy, West Hollywood, California
Client: The H.Wood Group, West Hollywood, California; Architect: Built, Inc., Los Angeles; Purchasing Company: Built, Inc., Los Angeles

BEST EMERGING HOTEL CONCEPT

WINNERS

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

FINALISTS

Hotelier: INK Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario; Hotel Concept: Bisha Hotel & Residences
Design for inaugural property (Bisha Hotel & Residences, Toronto, Ontario): Studio Munge, Toronto, Ontario; Architecture for inaugural property: Wallman Architects, Toronto, Ontario; Operators for inaugural property: ICONINK, Toronto, Ontario (F&B operator); Loews Hotels & Co., New York (hotel operator); Purchasing company for inaugural property: Studio Munge, Toronto, Ontario

Hotelier: Ovolo Hotels, Hong Kong; Hotel Concept: Mojo Nomad
Design, architecture and purchasing for inaugural property (Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour): ALT-254, Hong Kong

BEST RESTAURANT CASUAL DINING

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: AB Concept, Hong Kong; Project: The Fishmonger at Rosewood Sanya, China
Clients: Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China (owner); Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, Hong Kong (operator); Architect: Goettsch Partners, Chicago; Purchasing Company: Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China

Design Firm: Blueplate, a Wilson Associates Studio, New York; Project: Chica at The Venetian Las Vegas
Clients: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (owner); 50 Eggs, Inc., Miami, Florida (operator); Architect: Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design, Princeton, New Jersey; Purchasing Company: Wilson Associates, New York

Design Firm: Goddard Littlefair, London; Project: BABA at Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, United Kingdom
Clients: Starwood Capital, Greenwich, Connecticut (owner at the time of project completion); Principal Hotel Co., Harrogate, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom (operator at time of project completion); Architect: 3DReid, Glasgow, United Kingdom; Purchasing Company: Benjamin West, London

Design Firm: Mister Important Design, Oakland, California; Project: The Province at Bay 101 Casino, San Jose, California
Client: Chris Yeo Group, San Mateo, California; Architect: Kenneth Rodriguez and Partners Inc., Mountain View, California; Purchasing Company: IKey Inc., San Jose, California

Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York; Project: Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beers at The Venetian Las Vegas
Client: Las Vegas Sands Corp., Las Vegas (owner/operator); Architect: Moser Architecture Studio, Las Vegas; Purchasing Company: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (Purchasing Dept.), Las Vegas

BEST RESTAURANT FINE DINING

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: AvroKO, New York; Project: Somerset at Viceroy Chicago
Clients: Convexity Properties (owner); Boka Restaurant Group, Chicago (operator); Architect: Goettsch Partners, Chicago; Purchasing Company: The Gettys Group, Chicago

Design Firm: BASILE Studio, San Diego, California; Project: Born & Raised, San Diego, California
Client: CH Projects, San Diego, California; Purchasing Company: BASILE Studio, San Diego, California

Design Firm: Steve Leung Design Group Ltd., Hong Kong; Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo; Project: Ta-ke Japanese Restaurant, Hong Kong
Client: 1957 & Co. (Hospitality) Ltd. (owner/operator), Hong Kong; Architect: Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo

BEST SPECIALTY DESIGN

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: Anda Andrei Design, New York; bonetti/kozerski architecture, New York; Project: Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Clients: iStar, New York (owner/operator); Architect: bonetti/kozerski architecture, New York; Purchasing Company: iStar, New York

Design Firm: CoberKoeda, Inc., Dallas, Texas; WILSON-RED, Dallas, Texas; Project: Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Boutique Design New York 2017, New York
Client: HMG, LLC, Blue Ash, Ohio (owner/operator)

Design Firm: CORE architecture + design, Washington, D.C.; Project: The Social at Hilton Headquarters, McLean, Virginia
Clients: Hilton, McLean, Virginia (owner); Sodexo (operator); Purchasing Company: Washington Group Solutions; Washington, D.C.

Design Firm: Jeffrey Beers Intl., New York; Project: The Market at Waterside District, Norfolk, Virginia
Clients: The Cordish Companies, Baltimore, Maryland (owner/operator); Architect: BCT Architects, Baltimore, Maryland; Purchasing Company: Leap Hospitality, Liberty, Missouri

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

JUDGES’ SO COOL

WINNER

Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York; Project: Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square, 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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: Blue Sky Hospitality, London; Project: MiniMix at The Megaro, London
Client: St. Pancras Hotel Group, London; Purchasing Firm: St. Pancras Hotels Group, London

Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York; AHA Universo, Zapopan, Jalisco; Project: Casa Calavera, Herringbone,  Il Forno di Gio, OMNIA Dayclub, pool bars and SHOREbar at  Vidanta Los Cabos; San José del Cabo
Client: Grupo Vidanta, Nayarit

Design Firm: Stylt Trampoli, Gothenburg, Sweden; Project: Downtown Camper by Scandic, Stockholm, Sweden
Client: Scandic Hotels Group, Stockholm, Sweden; Architecture: Stylt Trampoli, Gothenburg, Sweden; Purchasing Company: Scandic Hotels Group, Stockholm, Sweden

Design Firm: Stylt Trampoli, Gothenburg, Sweden; Project: Mini Chef at LEGO®House, Billund, Denmark
Client: LEGO Group (owner); LEGO®House, Billund, Denmark (operator); Architect: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen, London, New York Purchasing Company;: LEGO Group, Billund, Denmark

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

BEST RESORT

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: EDG Interior Architecture + Design, Novato, California; Architect: Houston/Tyner, Torrance, California; Project: westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection, Manhattan Beach, California
Client: Westmont Hospitality Group, Houston, Texas; Purchasing Firm: HPG Intl., LLC, Walnut Creek, California

Design Firm: Parker-Torres Design Inc., Sudbury, Massachusetts; Wimberly Interiors, New York; Garrett Singer Architecture + Design, Englewood, New Jersey; Architect: Houston/Tyner, Torrance, California; Project: The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona
Clients: Host Hotels & Resorts (owner) Bethesda, Maryland; The Luxury Collection, Marriott Intl., Bethesda, Maryland (operator); Purchasing Company: Benjamin West, Louisville, Colorado

Design Firm: Stylt Trampoli, Gothenburg, Sweden; Architect: Krook & Tjäder, Gothenburg, Sweden; Project: Niehku Mountain Villa, Riksgränsen, Sweden
Clients: Polarexpressen AB, Gothenburg, Sweden (owner/operator); Purchasing Company: Stylt Trampoli, Gothenburg, Sweden

Design Firm: Wimberly Interiors, New York City; Alexander Waterworth Interiors, London; Architect: SB Architects, Coral Gables, Florida; Project: Rosewood Baha Mar, Nassau, The Bahamas
Clients: CTF BM Operations, Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas (owner); Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Nassau, The Bahamas (operator); Purchasing Company: The Parker Company, Miami

BEST HOTEL FOCUSED SERVICE

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

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

Design Firm: TPG Architecture, LLP, New York (interior design and architecture); Project: Citadines Connect New York
Client: The Ascott Ltd., Singapore; Purchasing Company: HPG Intl., Walnut Creek, California

BEST HOTEL MIDSCALE

WINNER

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 & Associates, Orlando, Florida

FINALISTS

Design Firm: Deborah Berke Partners, New York (interior design/architecture); Architect: Flynn Battaglia Architects (architects of record/executive architect); Goody Clancy (historic preservation consultant)
Project: The Hotel Henry at the Richardson Olmsted Campus, Buffalo, New York
Clients: Richardson Center Corp., Buffalo, New York (owner); Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center, Buffalo, New York (operator); Purchasing Company: Bray Whaler, Centennial, Colorado

Design Firm: MARKZEFF, Brooklyn, New York; Architect: Gonzalez Architecture, Miami, Florida
Project: Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco, California
Clients: Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, New York (owner); Joie de Vivre, San Francisco, California (operator); Purchasing Company: Ramsey Associates, San Francisco, California

Design Firm: Stonehill Taylor, New York; Architect: ESa Architects, Nashville; Project: Holston House, Nashville
Client: HRI Properties LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana; Purchasing Company: Benjamin West, Louisville, Colorado

Design Firms: Sydell Group, New York, with ROMAN AND WILLIAMS BUILDINGS AND INTERIORS, New York; Architect: IBI Group, New York
Project: Freehand New York
Clients: Alliance Bernstein, New York; Sydell Group, New York (owners); Sydell Group, New York (operator); Purchasing Company: Sydell Group, New York

BEST HOTEL UPSCALE

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: HKS, Inc., Dallas, Texas (interior design and architecture); Project: W Hotel Washington, Bellevue, Washington
Clients: Kemper Development Co., Bellevue, Washington (owner); Marriott Intl., Bethesda, Maryland (operator); Purchasing Company: Beyer-Brown & Associates, Baltimore, Maryland

Design Firm: Ian Schrager Company, New York; Herzog & de Meuron, Basel (interior design and architecture); Project: PUBLIC New York, New York
Client: Ian Schrager Company, New York

Design Firm: McCartan, Inc., New York; Architect: Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., Culver City, California; Project: Hotel Nia, Autograph Collection, Menlo Park, California
Clients: Ensemble Real Estate Investments, Long Beach, California (owner/operator); Purchasing Company: Project Dynamics, Calabasas, California

Design Firm: MINISTRY OF DESIGN PTE LTD, Singapore; Project: MINISTRY OF DESIGN PTE LTD, Singapore; VUE Hotel Hou Hai, Beijing, China
Clients: VUE Hotel, Beijing, China (owner/operator); Architect: VUE Hou Hai, Beijing; (MINISTRY OF DESIGN PTE LTD); Purchasing Company: VUE Hotel Houhai, Beijing

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, Ontario

BEST HOTEL LUXURY

WINNER

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

FINALISTS

Design Firm: Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), London; Architect: Feigin Architects, Ramat-Gan, Israel; Orient Jerusalem by Isrotel Exclusive Collection, Jerusalem
Client: Isrotel, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Jerusalem; Purchasing Company: Isrotel, Tel Aviv, Israel

Design Firm: Pierre-Yves Rochon Inc. (PYR), Chicago and Paris, France; Architects: Gensler; Perkins + Will, Los Angeles; Pierre-Yves Rochon Inc. (PYR) Chicago and Paris; Project: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, California
Clients: Oasis West Realty, Los Angeles (owner); Hilton (operator); Purchasing Company: Project Dynamics, Las Vegas

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

Both finalists and winners will be profiled in the December issue of Boutique Design.