Presented by Boutique Design magazine, the Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design is the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards program for hospitality interiors. For the 40th annual competition, the 2020 Gold Key judges selected a range of standout projects from a field of 350 submissions from more than 100 design firms around the world.

Winners in 23 categories, as well as the Judges’ So Cool award winner and the Designer of the Year, were revealed during a virtual ceremony on December 14. Both winners and finalists will also be highlighted in the Winter 2020 issue of Boutique Design magazine. Additional details for viewing the virtual event on-demand are available here.

The Gold Key Awards competition recognizes the influential and innovative design work in the international hospitality industry. To be eligible, new construction, conversion or renovation projects must have been completed from July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020. Finalists and winners are determined by a jury of industry leaders from the hospitality operations, design, development, and investment sectors.

Thank you to 2020 event title sponsors Valley Forge Fabrics and Delta Faucet Company; and category sponsors Amerifolio, Astro Lighting, Carroll Adams, Crate & Barrel and CB2, Delta Faucet Company, Elements CF, Lily Jack, Loloey, Speakman, Stickley, Transceramica, Vaughan Benz, and Williams-Sonoma.

Next year, the Gold Key Awards gala will take place at New York’s Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday, November 15 in conjunction with BDNY 2021. Interested in sponsoring this celebratory event? Contact our team.


Want to learn about event sponsorship opportunities, how to enter the competition this spring or attending the 2021 celebration in NYC this fall? Our team is happy to help!