Entries

Submissions are now closed for Gold Key 2021.

Entry form for the 41st annual Gold Key Awards competition opened June 1, 2021 and closed August 6, 2021.

The event was sold out. Tickets for 2022 will go on sale in August, make sure to secure yours early to guarentee your seat.

Submissions for 42nd Annual Gold Key Awards will open June 1, 2022.

To be eligible for the industry’s most prestigious design honor, new construction, conversion or renovation work must be completed from JULY 1, 2021 to August 5, 2022. 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 14, 2022 at Cipriani, 42nd Street.  

Questions?

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