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IHMRS Announces 33rd Annual Gold Key Awards Finalists

Monday September 16th, 2013 - 12:34PM

NEW YORK—The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) has announced the finalists for the 33rd annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design. A record number of entries of over 260 international projects were considered by a team of eleven prominent judges for these coveted awards, which recognize outstanding hospitality design worldwide for properties completed or renovated within the past 18 months. 

Winners will be revealed at the Gold Key Awards gala on Sunday, November 10 at The New York Palace Hotel. The Gold Key Awards are sponsored by Boutique Design and HOTELS magazines and coincide with the 98th annual IHMRS, which is being held Saturday, November 9 through Tuesday, November 12 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The 33rd annual Gold Key Awards finalists are:

Best Eco-Conscious or Socially Conscious Hotel              
Bergmeyer Associates, Inc. (Boston): Hostelling International Boston (Boston, MA)
Deture Culsign (Chicago): 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): 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): The Refinery Hotel (New York)

Best Hotel — Budget/Focused Service
The Design Agency (Toronto): Generator Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
3north (Richmond, VA): Pan American Hotel (Wildwood, NJ)

Best Hotel — Luxury/Upscale
Foster + Partners (London, UK): ME London (London, Westminster, 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): Revere Hotel Boston (Boston)

Best Hotel — Midscale
Gensler (Houston, TX): The Alexander Hotel (Indianapolis)
SERA Architects (Portland, OR): Courtyard by Marriott - San Diego Downtown (San Diego)
Stonehill & Taylor (New York): The Refinery Hotel (New York)

Best Lobby — Luxury/Upscale
Rottet Studio (Houston): The James Royal Palm (Miami Beach, FL)
TAL Studio (Las Vegas): Hotel Jerome (Aspen, CO)
HBA Design (Singapore): Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou (Guangzhou, China)

Best Lobby — Midscale/Budget/Focused Service
HOK (Toronto): Delta Ottawa City Centre (Ottawa, ON)
Simeone Deary (Chicago): Hilton Dallas Park Cities (Dallas)
Simeone Deary (Chicago): 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)

Best Restaurant — Casual Dining
Rottet Studio (Houston): Florida Cookery at The James Royal Palm (Miami Beach, FL)
Kinney Chan & Asscociates (Hong Kong): Café Bord de Mer (Hong Kong)
Munge Leung (Toronto): Weslodge (Toronto)
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): BASK Spa by Exhale (Atlantic City, NJ)
HBA (Singapore): Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou (Guangzhou, China)

Best Suite
The Gallery HBA London (London): St Regis Rome (Rome, Italy)
The Gallery HBA London (London): The Alpina Gstaad (Gstaad, Switzerland)
Rockwell Group (New York): W Singapore Sentosa Cove (Singapore)
TonyChi and Associates (New York): Rosewood London | Lord Chancellor's Suite (London)