Join us virtually on-demand as we unveil the 40th annual Gold Key Award winners in 23 categories, as well as the Judges’ So Cool and Designer of the Year honorees. Click the button below to access the recording from the December 14 celebration.


This year the Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design virtually honored some of the most influential and innovative design work in the international hospitality industry on December 14.

Winners in 23 categories, as well as the Judges’ So Cool honoree and the Designer of the Year, were revealed during this virtual awards ceremony. NEWH kicked off the event by presenting this year’s $10,000 Interior Design scholarship sponsored by P/Kaufmann Contract to student Khalid Mousa. 

The 2020 Gold Key judges selected this year’s standout winners and finalists from a competitive field of 350 project submissions from more than 100 design firms around the world. To be eligible, new construction, conversion or renovation projects must have been completed from July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020. Both winners and finalists will also be highlighted in the Winter 2020 issue of Boutique Design magazine.

Invite your colleagues to honor the hospitality industry’s most outstanding work with Boutique Design. Just because we can’t gather in person doesn’t mean we can’t stay connected. Share your celebration photos on Instagram by tagging @boutiquedesignmag and #goldkeyawards.

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.