Entries

Submissions for 2021 will open June 1!

Entry form for the 41st annual Gold Key Awards competition will open June 1, 2021 and close on July 30, 2021. 

To be eligible for the industry’s most prestigious design honor, new construction, conversion or renovation work must have bee/must be completed from JULY 1, 2020 to JULY 31, 2021. A renowned judging panel will select winners and finalists in each of the 24 categories, as well as Judges’ So Cool and the Designer of the Year. 

ECO-CONSCIOUS OR SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS HOTEL
LOBBY FOCUSED SERVICE
LOBBY MIDSCALE
LOBBY UPPER MIDSCALE
LOBBY UPSCALE
LOBBY LUXURY
GUESTROOM FOCUSED SERVICE
GUESTROOM MIDSCALE
GUESTROOM UPPER MIDSCALE
GUESTROOM UPSCALE
GUESTROOM LUXURY
SUITE
NIGHTCLUB/LOUNGE
EMERGING HOTEL CONCEPT: THE MOST INFLUENTIAL NEW HOTEL BRAND (MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE HOTEL OPEN)
RESTAURANT CASUAL DINING
RESTAURANT FINE DINING
BEST SPECIALTY DESIGN: CASINOS, CRUISE SHIPS, SPAS, FITNESS/WELLNESS FACILITIES, HOTEL RETAIL, POP-UPS, GLAMPING, ETC.
RESORT

SENIOR LIVING
HOTEL FOCUSED SERVICE
HOTEL MIDSCALE
HOTEL UPPER MIDSCALE
HOTEL UPSCALE
HOTEL LUXURY

Read the official Gold Key rules and conditions here.

Finalists will be required to submit a completed source list, photo release, detailed client information, and design team listing within two weeks of notification. Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala held in conjunction with BDNY on Monday, November 15 at Cipriani. 

Questions?

Please contact Keisha Byrd at keisha.byrd@emeraldx.com.