HONOREES

2020 Gold Key Winners AND Finalists

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

WINNER

Malcolm Berg, EoA

JUDGES’ SO COOL

WINNER

Pater Noster
Marstrand, Sweden
Design, Architecture, and Purchasing Firm: Stylt Trampoli AB, Göteborg, Sweden
Client: Toplite Invest AB

BEST ECO OR SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS HOTEL

WINNER

andBeyondSossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibrand Nature Reserve, Namibia
Design, Architecture, and Purchasing Firm: Fox Browne Creative, Johannesburg, South Africa
Architecture Firm: Fox Browne Creative, Architect Jack Alexander, Johannesburg | Client: andBeyond, Johannesburg

FINALISTS

C. Baldwin, Curio Collection by Hilton, Houston
Design Firm: Rottet Studio, Houston
Architecture Firm: designONE studio, Marietta, Georgia | Client: Brookfield Hotel Properties, New York | Purchasing Firm: The Parker Company, Miami

SCP Redmond, Redmond, Oregon
Design and Purchasing Firm: ELK Collective, Portland, Oregon
Architecture Firm: Faegre Associates, Portland, Oregon | Client: Soul Community Planet (SCP Hotels), San Juan Capistrano, California

BEST LOBBY FOCUSED SERVICE

WINNER

MeeHotel, Shenzhen, China
Design Firm: PANORAMA Design Group, Hong Kong
Client and Purchasing Firm: Shenzhen MeeHotel Management Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, China

FINALISTS

Hyatt Place Chicago – Wicker Park
Design Firm: Sheedy DeLaRosa Interiors, Chicago
Architecture Firm: Legat Architects, Oak Brook, Illinois | Client: 1551 Inc., Morton Grove, Illinois | Purchasing Firm: Rosemont Project Management, Chicago

Moxy Boston Downtown
Design, Architecture, and Purchasing Firm: GroupOne Partners, Boston
Architect of Record: Stantec, Boston | Client: Norwich Partners, Lebanon, Massachusetts

BEST LOBBY MIDSCALE

WINNER

AC Hotel by Marriott Charlotte SouthPark, North Carolina
Design Firm: Baskervill, Richmond, Virginia
Architecture Firm: LS3P Associates Ltd., Charlotte, North Carolina | Client: JWM Family Enterprises Inc., Rockville, Maryland | Purchasing Firm: Marriott International, Bethesda, Maryland

FINALISTS

Belleview Inn, Belleair, Florida
Design Firm: Sims Patrick Studio, Atlanta
Architecture Firm: BSB Design, Safety Harbor, Florida | Client: JMC Communities, Inc., St. Petersburg, Florida | Purchasing Firm: PEBL, Woodstock, Georgia

Fieldhouse Jones Nashville
Design Firms: Bedderman Lodging, Chicago; Architectural Artifacts, Chicago; Siren Betty Design, Chicago
Architecture Firm: NORR Architecture, Chicago | Client: Lyla Tov Hospitality Holdings, Nashville | Purchasing Firm: Pinback Design, Chicago

BEST LOBBY UPPER MIDSCALE

WINNER

The Kindler Hotel, Lincoln, Nebraska
Design and Purchasing Firm: Ross Vincent Design, West Hollywood
Architecture Firm: Peace Studio Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska | Client: CAS-NEB-NEDA, LLC, Peoria, Arizona

FINALISTS

AC Hotel Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Design Firm: Colwen Design, Hooksett, New Hampshire
Architecture Firm: ProCon Construction, Hooksett, New Hampshire | Client: XSS Hotels, Hooksett, New Hampshire | Purchasing Firm: Colwen Purchasing, Hooksett, New Hampshire

HualuxeXi’An Hi-tech Zone, Xi-An, China
Design and Purchasing Firm: Cheng Chung Design, Shenzhen
Architecture Firm: China Northwest Architecture Design and Research Institute Co. LTD, Xi’An, China | Client: Xi’an Zhong Jing Industrial Investment Co., Ltd., Xi’An, China | Purchasing Firm: Asian Time Group (ATG)

BEST LOBBY UPSCALE

WINNER

Aoxin Holiday Hotel, Luzhou, China
Design and Purchasing Firm: ADDDESIGN, Guangzhou, China
Architecture Firm: Suzhou Licheng Architectural Design Institute, Kunshan Development Zone, China | Client: 3000 Sojourn, Chengdu, China

FINALISTS

The Ben, Autograph Collection, West Palm Beach, Florida
Design Firm:EoA Group, Coral Gables, Florida
Architecture Firm: PFVS, Atlanta | Client and Purchasing Firm: Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, Raleigh, North Carolina

White Elephant Palm Beach, Florida
Design and Architecture Firm: Elkus Manfredi Architects, Boston
Client: New England Development, Boston| Purchasing Firm: GS Associates, Newburyport, Massachusetts

BEST LOBBY LUXURY

WINNER

Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, California
Design Firm: HBA, Los Angeles
Architecture Firm: WATG, Irvine, California | Client: Watermark Lodging Trust, Inc., Chicago | Purchasing Firm: Benjamin West, Louisville, Colorado

FINALISTS

Austin Proper Hotel
Design Firm: Kelly Wearstler Interiors, Los Angeles
Architecture Firm: Handel Architects, San Francisco | Client: Proper Hospitality, Santa Monica, California | Purchasing Firm: Canoe Hospitality, El Segundo, California

Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Waimea, Hawaii
Design Firm: Meyer Davis, New York
Architecture Firm: RIM Architects, Anchorage; Hart Howerton, New York | Client: Prospect Hill Group, San Francisco Purchasing Firm: Summa International, Honolulu

BEST GUESTROOM FOCUSED SERVICE

WINNER

Moxy East Village
Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York
Architecture Firm: Stonehill Taylor, New York | Client: Lightstone, New York | Purchasing Firm: HPG International, Walnut Creek, California

FINALISTS

MeeHotel, Shenzhen, China
Design Firm: PANORAMA Design Group, Hong Kong
Client and Purchasing Firm: Shenzhen MeeHotel Management Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, China

White Sands Hotel, Honolulu
Design Firm: The Vanguard Theory, Honolulu
Architecture Firm: Workshop-HI, Honolulu | Client: White Sands Owner LLC, Honolulu | Purchasing Firm: Summa International, Honolulu

BEST GUESTROOM MIDSCALE

WINNER

Yours Truly DC, Washington, DC
Design Firm: Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago
Architecture Firm: //3877, Washington, DC | Client: Brookfield Property Group, New York | Purchasing Firm: Slate Procurement, Chicago

FINALISTS

Canvas Hotel, Dallas
Design Firm: Studio 11 Design, Dallas
Architecture Firm: Larue Construction, Dallas | Client: Matthews Southwest| Purchasing Firm: Interstate Hotels, Arlington, Virginia

Generator Washington DC
Design Firm: Studio 11 Design, Dallas
Architecture Firm: BBGM, Washington, DC | Client: Generator | Purchasing Firm:Neil Locke & Associates (public spaces), Chicago

BEST GUESTROOM UPPER MIDSCALE

WINNER

Hoodoo Moab, Curio Collection by Hilton, Moab, Utah
Design Firm: Atwater Inc. Studio, Northridge, California
Architecture Firms: AE Urbia, South Jordan, Utah and Bynum Design Build, Boulder, Colorado | Client: Hospitality Management Services, Moab, Utah and Western States Lodging, Salt Lake City | Purchasing Firm: Nancy Nee Hospitality Purchasing, Agoura Hills, California

FINALISTS

Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland, Oregon
Design and Architecture Firm: SERA Architects, Portland, Oregon
Client: Mortenson Development, Portland, Oregon | Purchasing Firm: Rosemont Project Management, Chicago

The Otis Hotel, Autograph Collection, Austin
Design Firm: Flick Mars, Dallas
Architecture Firm: HKS, Dallas | Client and Purchasing Firm: White Lodging, Merrillville, Indiana

BEST GUESTROOM UPSCALE

WINNER

Atelier Playa Mujeres, Cancún, Mexico
Design Firms: Curioso, Chicago and Merida, Mexico, and Francisco HanhausenArquitectura y Diseno, Mexico City
Architecture Firm: KinceArquitectura, Cancún | Client and Purchasing Firm:Atelier de Hoteles, Cancún

FINALISTS

Ace Hotel Kyoto, Japan
Design Firm: Commune Design, Los Angeles
Architecture Firm: Kengo Kuma & Associates, Minato City, Japan | Client: Atelier Ace, Los Angeles/ NTT Urban Development | Purchasing Firm: CrossLink, Minato, Japan

Canopy by Hilton Cancún La Isla, Mexico
Design Firm: HBA, San Francisco
Architecture Firm: AOMA, Mexico City | Client and Purchasing Firm: Parks, LLC, Mexico City

The Ben, Autograph Collection, West Palm Beach, Florida
Design Firm: EoA Group, Coral Gables, Florida
Architecture Firm: PFVS, Atlanta | Client and Purchasing Firm: Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, Raleigh, North Carolina

Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento, Italy
Design and Architecture Firm: The Hickson Design Partnership, London
Client: Hotel Mediterraneo, Sorrento, Italy | Purchasing Firm: Sergio Maresca, Sorrento, Italy

BEST GUESTROOM LUXURY

WINNER

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston
Design Firm: Bill Rooney Studio, New York
Architecture Firms: Cambridge Seven Architects, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, New York | Client: Carpenter and Co., Cambridge, Massachusetts | Purchasing Firm: GS Associates, Newburyport, Massachusetts

FINALISTS

Great Scotland Yard Hotel, London
Design Firm: HBA, EMEA
Architecture Firm: EPR, London | Client: Twenty14 Holdings, Dubai | Purchasing Firm: Parker Liddell, Hampshire, UK

The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, Wanship, Utah
Design Firm: Design 360 Unlimited, Santa Monica, California
Architecture Firm: AJC Architects, Salt Lake City | Client: Blue Sky, Coalville, Utah | Purchasing Firm: JWC, Tucson, Arizona

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghes, Italy
Design Firm: Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel, Paris & New York
Client and Purchasing Firm: AccorInvest, Milan

BEST SUITE

WINNER

White Elephant Palm Beach, Florida
Design and Architecture Firm: Elkus Manfredi Architects, Boston
Client: New England Development, Boston| Purchasing Firm: GS Associates, Newburyport, Massachusetts

FINALISTS

Ace Hotel Kyoto, Japan
Design Firm: Commune Design, Los Angeles
Architecture Firm: Kengo Kuma & Associates, Minato City, Japan | Client: Atelier Ace, Los Angeles / NTT Urban Development | Purchasing Firm: CrossLink, Minato, Japan

Wanda Vista Kunming, Yunan, China
Design Firm: Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing
Architecture Firm: Beijing GuokeTianchuang Architectural Design Institute Co., Ltd. | Client and Purchasing: Sunac Cultural Tourism Group, Beijing

BEST EMERGING CONCEPT

WINNER

The Wayfarer Downtown LA
Design Firm: The Gettys Group, Chicago
Architecture Firm: Rockefeller Kempel Architects, El Segundo, California | Client: Pacifica Hotels, Aliso Viejo, California | Purchasing Firm: Level 3 Design Group, Los Angeles

FINALIST

The Boarding House, Cape May, New Jersey
Design, Architecture, and Purchasing Firm: DAS Architects, Philadelphia
Client: Montreal Beach Resorts & Boarding House, Cape May, New Jersey

BEST SPECIALTY DESIGN

WINNERS

Apex Gaming, Macau
Design Firm: Peter Silling& Associates, Hong Kong
Architecture Firm: Aedas (Macau) Lda, Macau | Client and Purchasing: Venetian Cotai Limited, Macau

Chase Center, San Francisco
Interior Architect: Gensler, Los Angeles
Lead Design Firm/Architect: MANICA Architecture, Kansas City, Missouri | Executive Architect: Kendall/Heaton Associates, Houston | Client: Golden State Warriors, San Francisco| Purchasing Firm: Vanguard Concept Offices, San Francisco

FINALISTS

Balfour at Lavender Farms, Louisville, Colorado
Design Firm: Balfour Interiors, Louisville, Colorado
Architecture Firm: DTJ Design, Boulder, Colorado | Client: Balfour Senior Living, Louisville, Colorado | Purchasing Firm: Genterro, Edgewood, Colorado

Bolden at the Boro, Tysons, Maryland
Design Firm: RD Jones + Associates, Baltimore
Architecture Firm: Shalom Baranes Associates, Washington, DC | Client: Kettler Development, McLean, Virginia | Purchasing Firm: Becwood Purchasing, Baltimore

The Club & Spa at Equinox Hudson Yards, New York
Design Firm: Joyce Wang Studio, Hong Kong
Architecture Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York | Client: Equinox, New York | Purchasing Firm: Project Dynamics (OS&E) and The Cardy Group, Toronto (FF&E)

BEST NIGHTCLUB/LOUNGE

WINNER

Little Sister, New York
Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York
Architecture Firm: Stonehill Taylor, New York | Client: Lightstone, New York| Purchasing Firm:HPG International, Walnut Creek, California

FINALISTS

Lilly Rose, Los Angeles
Design Firm: The Gettys Group, Chicago
Architecture Firm: Rockefeller Kempel Architects, El Segundo, California | Client: Pacifica Hotels, Aliso Viejo, California | Purchasing Firm: Level 3 Design Group, Los Angeles

Spirit Vault at The Farm at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming
Design and Purchasing Firm: Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago
Architecture Firm: RMT Architects, Avon, Colorado | Client: Bruce and Beth White

BEST RESTAURANT CASUAL DINING

WINNER

Proper Grit, West Palm Beach, Florida
Design Firm: EoA Group, Coral Gables, Florida
Architecture Firm: PFVS, Atlanta | Client and Purchasing Firm: Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, Raleigh, North Carolina

FINALISTS

Chica, Miami
Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York
Architecture Firm: ELM Arch, Miami | Client and Purchasing: 50 Eggs, Miami

Ace Hotel Kyoto, Japan
Design Firm: Commune Design, Los Angeles
Architecture Firm: Kengo Kuma & Associates, Minato City, Japan | Client: Atelier Ace, Los Angeles / NTT Urban Development | Purchasing Firm: CrossLink, Minato, Japan

Prova Bar and Kitchen, Ottawa
Design Firm: CHIL Interior Design, Vancouver, Canada
Architecture Firm: Rickson Outhet Architect, Ottawa | Client: SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts, Vancouver, Canada | Purchasing Firm: Sue Dulmage& Associates, Toronto

Soda & Swine UCSD, San Diego
Design and Purchasing Firm: BASILE Studio, San Diego
Architecture Firm: MW Steele, Barrio Logan, California | Client: CH Projects, San Diego

BEST RESTAURANT FINE DINING

WINNER

Nan Bei, Bangkok
Design Firm:AvroKO, New York
Architecture Firm: Tandem/KPF, Bangkok | Client: Rosewood Hotel Group, Hong Kong |
Purchasing Firm: Rende Development, Bangkok

FINALISTS

Cathédrale, New York
Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York
Architecture Firm: Stonehill Taylor, New York | Client: Lightstone, New York | Purchasing Firm: HPG International, Walnut Creek, California

Maximon, Baltimore
Design and Purchasing Firm: Patrick Sutton, Baltimore
Architecture Firm: Beatty Harvey Coco Architects, Baltimore | Client: Atlas Restaurant Group, Baltimore

Quality Bistro, New York
Design Firm:AvroKO, New York
Architecture Firm: Beyond Arch, New York | Client and Purchasing: Quality Branded, New York

BEST RESORT

WINNER

Atelier Playa Mujeres, Cancún, Mexico
Design Firms: Curioso, Chicago and Merida, Mexico, and Francisco HanhausenArquitectura y Diseno, Mexico City
Architecture Firm: KinceArquitectura, Cancún | Client and Purchasing Firm: Atelier de Hoteles, Cancún

FINALISTS

Rosewood Little Dix Bay, British Virgin Islands
Design Firm: Meyer Davis, New York
Architecture Firm: OBMI, Coral Gables, Florida| Client: Rosewood Hotels| Purchasing Firm: Martin Stringfellow Associates

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives
Design Firm: Goodrich, New York
Client, Architecture Firm, and Purchasing: Standard Hotels (Standard International Management), New York

Wanda Vista Kunming, China
Design Firm: Wanda Hotel Design Institute, Beijing
Architecture Firm: Beijing GuokeTianchuang Architectural Design Institute Co., Ltd. | Client and Purchasing: Sunac Cultural Tourism Group, Beijing

BEST HOTEL FOCUSED SERVICE

WINNER

Moxy East Village, New York
Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York
Architect of Record: Stonehill Taylor, New York | Client: Lightstone, New York
Purchasing Firm: HPG International, Walnut Creek, California

FINALISTS

AC Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Design and Architecture Firm: DLR Group, Minneapolis and Chicago
Client:CWD Real Estate Investment and AHC Hospitality, Grand Rapids, Michigan | Purchasing Firm:MH2 Purchasing, Hudson, Ohio

MeeHotel, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Design and Architecture Firm: PANORAMA Design Group, Hong Kong
Client and Purchasing: Shenzhen MeeHotel Management Co., Ltd., Shenzhen

BEST HOTEL MIDSCALE

WINNER

The Last Hotel, St. Louis
Design and Architecture Firm: ESG Architecture & Design, Minneapolis
Client: Fe Equus Development, Milwaukee | Purchasing Firm: Carroll Adams, Orlando

FINALISTS

Barbary Beach Hotel, Key West
Design and Architecture Firm: EoA Group, Coral Gables, Florida
Client: DiamondRock Hospitality Group, Bethesda, Maryland| Purchasing Firm: Bray Whaler, Denver

Yours Truly DC, Washington, DC
Design Firm: Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago
Architecture Firm: //3877, Washington, DC | Client: Brookfield Property Group, New York | Purchasing Firm: Slate Procurement, Chicago

BEST HOTEL UPPER MIDSCALE

WINNER

The Candler Hotel Atlanta, Curio Collection by Hilton
Design Firm: NICOLEHOLLIS, San Francisco
Architecture Firm: The Beck Group, Atlanta | Developer: Development Services Group, Memphis | Client: Confidential
Purchasing Firm:The Carroll Adams Group, Orlando

FINALISTS

The Central Station Memphis, Curio Collection by Hilton
Design Firm: Looney & Associates, Dallas
Architecture Firm: Bounds & Gillespie Architects, Memphis | Client: Henry Turley Company, Memphis | Purchasing Firm: Bray Whaler, Denver

Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, an Autograph Collection Hotel, Norfolk, Virginia
Design and Architecture Firm: Baskervill, Richmond, Virginia
Client: Suburban Capital, Virginia Beach, Virginia | Purchasing Firm: CPD, Boca Raton, Florida

BEST HOTEL UPSCALE

WINNER

Golden Eagle G Hotel Nanjing, China
Design Firm: Yang Bangsheng & Associates Group, Shenzhen, China
Architecture Firm: Rolland &Associés, Angers, France | Client and Purchasing: Nan Jing Golden Eagle International Group

FINALISTS

The Standard, London
Design Firm: Shawn Hausman Design, San Francisco
Architecture Firm: Archer Humphryes, London | Client: Crosstree Real Estate Partners, London | Purchasing Firm: Chris Turner Procurement, London

Umbral, Curio Collection by Hilton, Mexico City
Design Firm: Nomah, Mexico City
Architecture Firm: JSaArquitectura Javier Sanchez, Mexico City | Client: Origen Group, Mexico City | Purchasing Firm: FideicomisoVenustiano Carranza, Mexico City

White Elephant Palm Beach, Florida
Design and Architecture Firm: Elkus Manfredi Architects, Boston
Client: New England Development, Boston | Purchasing Firm: GS Associates, Newburyport, Massachusetts

BEST HOTEL LUXURY

WINNER

Raffles Singapore
Design Firm: Champalimaud Design, New York
Architecture and Purchasing Firm: Aedas, Singapore | Client: Katara Hospitality, Doha

FINALISTS

Great Scotland Yard Hotel, London
Design Firm: HBA, EMEA
Architecture Firm: EPR, London | Client: Twenty14 Holdings, Dubai | Purchasing Firm: Parker Liddell, Hampshire, UK

Park Hyatt Kyoto, Japan
Design Firm: tonychi, New York and Takenaka Corporation, Tokyo
Client and Architecture: Takenaka Corporation, Tokyo | Purchasing Firm: Takenaka | Asahi Corporation, Osaka, Japan

Rosewood Guangzhou, China
Design Firm: YabuPushelberg, New York
Architecture Firm: Kohn Pedersen Fox, Shanghai | Client: Rosewood Hotel Group, Hong Kong | Purchasing Firm: New World Development, Hong Kong

St. Regis Cairo, Nile Corniche, Cairo, Egypt
Design and Interior Architecture Firm: Michael Graves Architecture & Design, Princeton, New Jersey
Exterior Architecture Firm: MGA-HKS, LLC, Princeton, New Jersey and Dallas | Local Architecture Firm: ECG | Client and Purchasing Firm: Qatari Diar, Cairo