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Boutique Design magazine presents the 41st Annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design. Regarded as the most prestigious accolade in the hospitality design field, this 41-year-old award recognizes outstanding design worldwide in 24 project categories, from best-in-class hotel spaces spanning all sectors of the industry to restaurants, nightclubs, and other hospitality venues.

The 2021 competition’s deadline to submit is July 30, 2021. Cost for each entry is $205. To view the award categories and enter, visit

New this year! A special category specifically for Senior Living projects has been added.

The awards ceremony will take place Monday, November 15, 2021 at New York’s Cipriani Midtown in conjunction with Boutique Design New York (BDNY). Tickets will be available for purchase this summer. The winners and finalists in each category, in addition to Judges’ So Cool and the Designer of the Year, will be recognized at this special gala event.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2021 Gold Key judges.

Congratulations to our exceptional list of 2020 finalists and winners!

For questions, contact Keisha Byrd at

2020 Judges’ So Cool Winner: Pater Noster, Mastrand, Sweden by Stylt Trampoli

Photo by Erik Nissen Johansen


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