IH/M&RS Announces 2010 Gold Key Award Finalists

WHITE PLAINS, NY—The International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show (IH/M&RS) named finalists for the 30th annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design.

The awards are presented to design firms representing hospitality properties completed or renovated within the past 18 months. Categories include Best Hotel Design (Resort); Best Hotel Design (Urban); Guestroom; Lobby/Reception; Lounge/Bar; Restaurants: Casual Dining; Restaurants: Fine Dining; Spa and Suites.

Best Hotel Design: Resort finalists are Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia; Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay; and Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in United Arab Emirates. Meanwhile in the category of Best Hotel Design: Urban, nominees are the Park Hyatt Macka Palas in Istanbul, Turkey; The Surrey in New York, NY; and The Waterhouse at South Bund in Shanghai, China.

Winners and finalists will be honored at the Gold Key Awards Breakfast Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, 7:30 – 9:30 am, at the Mandarin Oriental New York.