HONOREES

2021 Gold Key Winners + Finalists

BEST LOBBY FOCUSED SERVICE

Hyatt House Chicago – Medical / University District
Design Firm: KOO LLC, Chicago
Architecture Firm: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Chicago | Client: Civic Health Development Group, Chicago | Purchasing Firm: Neil Locke & Associates, Chicago

Moxy Hamburg City, Germany
Design Firm: JOI-Design, Hamburg
Architecture Firm: KPW Papay Warncke and Partner, Architects, Hamburg | Client: SV Hotel
Dübendorf, Switzerland

Moxy Oakland Downtown
Design Firm: C McKEOUGH unLTD, Williamstown Massachusetts
Architecture Firm: RSP Architects, Minneapolis | Client: Graves Hospitality, Minneapolis | Purchasing Firm: Absolute Procurement, Portland, Oregon

WINNER

Noland Hotel Wuhan, China
Design Firm: Si Han Design, Wuhan
Client: Noland Hotel Management Co., Ltd, Wuhan | Purchasing Firm: Hubei Sihan Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd, Wuhan

BEST LOBBY MIDSCALE

The Alloy King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, DoubleTree by Hilton
Design Firm: HVS Design, Rockville, Maryland
Architecture Firm: Nehmer, Rockville, Maryland | Clients: Whitman Peterson, Westlake Village, California; and Concord Hospitality Enterprises, Raleigh, North Carolina | Purchasing Firm: Concord Hospitality Enterprises

Canopy by Hilton Baltimore Harbor Point
Design Firm: Braytonhughes Design Studios, San Francisco
Architecture Firm: Beatty Harvey Coco Architects, Baltimore | Client: Beatty Development Group LLC, Baltimore | Purchasing Firm: Benjamin West, Louisville, Colorado

The Clancy, San Francisco
Design Firm: EDG Interior Architecture + Design, Novato, California
Architecture Firm: Axis Architecture, San Francisco | Client: Braemar Hotels and Resorts, Dallas | Purchasing Firm: Premier Project Management, Dallas

WINNER

Union Club Hotel at Purdue, West Lafayette, Indiana
Design Firm: KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago
Architecture Firm: HKS Architects, Chicago | Client: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana | Purchasing Firm: White Lodging, Merrillville, Indiana

BEST LOBBY UPPER MIDSCALE

Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City Hotel
Design Firm: AvroKO, San Francisco
Architecture Firm: BLTA, Philadelphia | Client: National Real Estate Development, Philadelphia | Purchasing Firm: The Cardy Group, Toronto

The Glenn Hotel, Atlanta
Design Firm: Sims Patrick Studio, Atlanta
Architecture Firm: Stevens & Wilkinson, Atlanta | Client: Legacy Ventures, Atlanta | Purchasing Firm: ADM Associates, Atlanta

The Grady Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
Design Firm: Sims Patrick Studio, Atlanta
Architecture Firm: Campo Architects, New Orleans | Client: Vision Hospitality Group, Chattanooga, Tennessee | Purchasing Firm: Pinnacle South, Franklin, Tennessee

Grand Madison Wuhan, China
Design Firm: Si Han Design, Wuhan
Architecture Firm: Hemmings & Berkley, Hubei, China | Client: Huazhu Hotels Group Ltd, Wuhan | Purchasing Firm: Hubei Zhengxin Construction Engineering Co., Ltd, Wuhan

WINNER

Hotel Kansas City, Missouri
Design Firm: KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago
Architecture Firm: O’Bryan Partnership Architecture, Frisco, Colorado | Client: MFH Properties, LLC, Jefferson City, Missouri | Purchasing Firm: Neil Locke & Associates, Chicago

BEST LOBBY UPSCALE

Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadero
Design Firm: Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel, New York and Paris
Architecture Firm: DTACC, Paris | Client: Scor Investment Partners, Paris

WINNER

Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel, Omaha, Nebraska
Design Firm: DLR Group, Minneapolis
Architecture Firm: Leo A Daly, Omaha | Client: Clarity Development Company, Omaha | Purchasing Firm: Beyer Brown, Orlando

Surety Hotel, Des Moines, Iowa
Design Firm: DLR Group, Minneapolis
Architecture Firm: Slingshot Architecture, Des Moines | Client: Aparium Hotel Group, Chicago | Purchasing Firm: Neil Locke & Associates, Chicago

Viceroy Santa Monica, California
Design Firm: EDG Interior Architecture + Design, Novato, California
Architecture Firm: Rossi Architecture, San Diego | Client: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, Bethesda, Maryland | Purchasing Firm: Bray Whaler, Centennial, Colorado

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 LUXURY

Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Phoenix
Design Firm: Virserius Studio, New York
Architecture Firm: PHX Architecture, Scottsdale, Arizona | Client: The Blackstone Group, New York | Purchasing Firm: DH Companies, Manassas, Virginia

WINNER

Capella Bangkok
Design Firms: BAMO, San Francisco; PIA Interior Co., Ltd, Bangkok; and HBA, Bangkok
Architecture Firm: Hamiltons International, Singapore | Client and Purchasing Firm: Country Group Development, Bangkok

Newbury Boston
Design Firms: Jeffrey Beers International, New York; Champalimaud, New York; and Ken Fulk, New York
Architecture Firm: CBT Architects, Boston | Client: Highgate, New York | Purchasing Firm: HPG International, Walnut Creek, California

Waldorf Astoria Xiamen, China
Design Firm: AB Concept, Hong Kong
Architecture Firm: Aedas, Hong Kong | Client and Purchasing Firm: Paragon International, Hong Kong

BEST GUESTROOM MIDSCALE

WINNER

Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia
Design Firm: CRÈME, Brooklyn, New York
Architecture Firm: DAS Architects, Philadelphia | Client: Rodina and Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Chicago | Purchasing Firm: Rosemont Project Management, Chicago

Le Méridien, St. Louis Clayton, Missouri
Design Firm: HOK, New York
Architecture Firm: HOK, St. Louis | Client: Silverwest Hotels, LLC, Denver | Purchasing Firm: Bray Whaler, Centennial, Colorado

Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel
Design Firm: KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago
Architecture Firm: Kahler Slater, Milwaukee | Client: HKS Mayfair Hotel, LLC, Milwaukee | Purchasing Firm: Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, Raleigh, North Carolina

BEST GUESTROOM UPPER MIDSCALE

WINNER

Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City Hotel
Design Firm: AvroKO, San Francisco
Architecture Firm: BLTA, Philadelphia | Client: National Real Estate Development, Philadelphia | Purchasing Firm: The Cardy Group, Toronto

Hotel Kansas City, Missouri
Design Firm: KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago
Architecture Firm: O’Bryan Partnership Architecture, Frisco, Colorado | Client: MFH Properties, LLC, Jefferson City, Missouri | Purchasing Firm: Neil Locke & Associates, Chicago

The Peregrine Omaha Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton
Design Firm: EoA, Coral Gables, Florida
Architecture Firm: Trivers Architecture, St. Louis, Missouri | Client: ViaNova Development, Chattanooga, Tennessee | Purchasing Firm: D Hospitality, Columbus, Ohio

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton 
Design Firms: Studio Collective, Venice, California; Klai Juba Wald Architects and Interiors, Las Vegas
Architecture Firm: Klai Juba Wald Architects and Interiors, Las Vegas | Client: Juniper Capital Hospitality, Las Vegas | Purchasing Firm: Paradigm Purchasing, Las Vegas

BEST GUESTROOM UPSCALE

The Cloudveil, Jackson, Wyoming
Design Firm: TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design, Burlington, Vermont
Architecture Firm: CLB Architects, Jackson, Wyoming | Client: Crystal Creek Capital, Jackson, Wyoming | Purchasing Firm: Bray Whaler, Centennial, Colorado

Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
Design Firm: Bill Rooney Studio, New York
Architecture Firm: Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, Atlanta | Client: Omni Hotels & Resorts, Dallas | Purchasing Firm: Sue Dulmage & Associates, Toronto

One11 Hotel, New Orleans
Design Firm: dash design, Long Island City, New York
Architecture Firm: Williams Architects, New Orleans | Client: Tchoupitoulas Partners, New Orleans | Purchasing Firm: Sue Dulmage & Associates, Toronto

WINNER

Surety Hotel, Des Moines, Iowa
Design Firm: DLR Group, Minneapolis
Architecture Firm: Slingshot Architecture, Des Moines | Client: Aparium Hotel Group, Chicago | Purchasing Firm: Neil Locke & Associates, Chicago

BEST GUESTROOM LUXURY

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, New York
Design Firm: tonychi studio, New York
Architecture Firm: Stonehill Taylor, New York | Client: Rosewood Hotels, New York | Purchasing Firm: The Parker Company, Miami

WINNER

Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest
Design Firm: MKV Design, London
Architecture Firm: Péter Dajka and Puhl Antal, Budapest | Client: Melis Investment Kft, Budapest

Park Hyatt Suzhou, China
Design Firm: HBA, Singapore
Architecture Firm: KPF, New York | Client and Purchasing Firm: Gold Mantis Enterprise, Suzhou

BEST SUITE

Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Phoenix
Design Firm: Virserius Studio, New York
Architecture Firm: PHX Architecture, Scottsdale, Arizona | Client: The Blackstone Group, New York | Purchasing Firm: Carroll Adams, Orlando

Capella Bangkok
Design Firms: BAMO, San Francisco; PIA Interior Co., Ltd, Bangkok; and HBA, Bangkok
Architecture Firm: Hamiltons International, Singapore | Client and Purchasing Firm: Country Group Development, Bangkok

WINNER

Four Seasons Hotel Madrid
Design Firm: BAMO, San Francisco
Architecture Firms: Estudio Lamela, Madrid; BG Arquitectura, Madrid | Client: OHL Desarollos, Grupo OHL, Madrid | Purchasing Firm: Proffetional, Madrid

Karsh Suite at Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, Canada
Design Firm: CHIL Interior Design, Vancouver, BC
Client and Purchasing Firm: Larco Hospitality, Vancouver, BC

Park Hyatt Suzhou, China
Design Firm: HBA, Bangkok
Architecture Firm: KPF, New York | Client and Purchasing Firm: Gold Mantis Enterprise, Suzhou

Six Senses Douro Valley, Samodães, Portugal
Design Firm: Clodagh Design, New York
Architecture Firm: Rebelo de Andrade, Lisbon | Client: Six Senses, Bangkok | Purchasing Firm: The Parker Company, London

BEST SPECIALTY DESIGN

Chief, Chicago
Design Firm: AvroKO, New York
Architecture Firm: GREC Architects, Chicago | Client and Purchasing Firm: Chief, New York

Platán Tata Mirror Spa, Tata, Hungary
Design and Architecture Firm: Varrodesign KFT, Budapest
Client and Purchasing Firm: Platán Kávéház KFT, Tata, Hungary

One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro
Design Firms: HBA, Bangkok; Denniston Architects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Architecture Firm: Denniston Architects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Client: Azmont Investments, Portonovi, Montenegro

WINNER

Voroninskie Bani, St. Petersburg, Russia
Design and Architecture Firm: Megre Interiors, Moscow
Client: Voroninskie Bani, St. Petersburg, Russia

BEST NIGHTCLUB/LOUNGE

Argo at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Design Firm: AB Concept, Hong Kong
Architecture Firm: Rocco Design Architects, Hong Kong | Client and Purchasing Firm: Sun Hung Kai Properties

WINNER

BKK Social Club, Bangkok
Design Firm: AvroKO, Bangkok
Architecture Firm: Hamiltons International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Client: Four Seasons, Toronto | Purchasing Firm: Cairncross Martin, Bangkok

The Cigar Club at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, Missouri
Design and Architecture Firm: The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry, Atlanta
Client: The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis | Purchasing Firm: The Parker Company, Miami

Mezcalista at Moxy South Beach, Miami
Design Firm: Saladino Design Studios, Miami
Architecture Firm: Kobi Karp, Miami | Client and Purchasing Firm: Lightstone, New York

BEST RESTAURANT CASUAL DINING

WINNER

Ambar El Paso, Texas
Design and Architecture Firm: The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry, Atlanta
Client: Franklin Mountain Management, El Paso | Purchasing Firm: Hersha Purchasing & Design, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Churchill’s Table, The Londoner Macao
Design Firm: AvroKO, New York
Architecture Firm: Aedas, Macao | Client and Purchasing Firm: Venetian Orient Limited, Macao

La Central by Mario Pagán, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Design and Purchasing Firm: Jeffrey Beers International, New York
Architecture Firm: Design + Development, San Juan, Puerto Rico | Client: PRISAGROUP, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Yardbird Dallas
Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York
Architecture Firm: HBC, New York | Client: 50 Eggs, Miami | Purchasing Firm: Dorothy Vogt Consulting, Croton on Hudson, New York

BEST RESTAURANT FINE DINING

WINNER

The Aubrey at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Design Firm: Silverfox Studios, Singapore
Architecture Firm: Wilkinson & Cilley, Hong Kong | Client: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong | Purchasing Firm: Procurement Plus Co. Limited, Hong Kong

Firangi Superstar, Singapore
Design Firm: EDG Interior Architecture + Design, Novato, California
Client: The Dandy Partnership, San Rafael, California

Mico Restaurant, Charlotte, North Carolina
Design Firm: The Kessler Collection Design Studio, Orlando
Architecture Firm: Sottile & Sottile, Savannah, Georgia | Client: The Kessler Collection, Orlando | Purchasing Firm: HPGI, Walnut Creek, California

Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Xiamen, China
Design Firm: AB Concept, Hong Kong
Architecture Firm: Aedas, Hong Kong | Client and Purchasing Firm: Paragon International, Hong Kong

BEST RESORT

Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Phoenix
Design Firm: Virserius Studio, New York
Architecture Firm: PHX Architecture, Scottsdale, Arizona | Client: The Blackstone Group, New York | Purchasing Firm: DH Companies, Manassas, Virginia (lobby), and Carroll Adams, Orlando (suites)

Ikos Andalusia, Málaga, Spain
Design and Architecture Firm: Studio Gronda, Madrid
Client and Purchasing Firm: Ikos Resorts, Halkidiki, Greece

Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection, California
Design Firm: Kay Lang + Associates, Los Angeles
Architecture Firm: Architects Orange, Orange, California | Client: Mission Commercial Properties, Inc., San Juan Capistrano, California | Purchasing Firm: HPG International, Walnut Creek, California

WINNER

One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro
Design Firms: HBA, Bangkok; Denniston Architects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Architecture Firm: Denniston Architects, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Client: Azmont Investments, Portonovi, Montenegro

BEST SENIOR LIVING

Heartis Yardley, Pennsylvania
Design Firm: dash design, Long Island City, New York
Architecture Firm: Katus Design Group (KDG), Austin | Client: CADDIS, Dallas | Purchasing Firm: Benjamin West, Chicago

Inspir Carnegie Hill, New York
Design and Architecture Firm: Handel Architects, New York
Client: Maplewood Senior Living, Westport, Connecticut | Purchasing Firm: Carrol Adams, Orlando

WINNER

The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, New York
Design Firm: Lemay+Escobar Architects, New York
Architecture Firm: Montroy DeMarco Architecture, New York | Client: The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, New York | Purchasing Firm: Commercial Furniture Interiors, New York

The Watermark at Westwood Village, Los Angeles
Design Firm: HBA, Santa Monica, California
Architecture Firm: Callison RTKL, Seattle | Client: The Watermark at Westwood Village, Los Angeles | Purchasing Firm: HBA Procurement, Santa Monica, California

BEST HOTEL FOCUSED SERVICE

WINNER

AC Hotel by Marriott Scottsdale North, Arizona
Design and Architecture Firm: DLR Group, Minneapolis and Overland Park, Kansas
Client: Host Hotels & Resorts, Bethesda, Maryland | Purchasing Firm: Benjamin West, Louisville, Colorado

Hampton Inn & Suites Los Angeles/Sherman Oaks, California
Design Firm: Studio HBA, Santa Monica, California
Architecture Firm: Alajajian Marcoosi Architects, Glendale, California | Client: Nandinvestments, Sherman Oaks, California | Purchasing Firm: HBA Procurement, Santa Monica, California

IBIS Hotel Tianjin Jinwan Plaza, China
Design Firm: GLC Enterprises, LLC, Guangzhou, China
Client: Huazhu Group IBIS Brand Project Department | Purchasing Firm: Huazhu Group Purchasing Department

TownePlace Suites Nashville Downtown/Capitol District
Design Firm: The Gettys Group Companies, Chicago
Architecture Firm: DLR Group, Chicago | Client: Nashville PropCo, LLC | Purchasing Firm: Populate Procurement – The Gettys Group Companies, Chicago

BEST HOTEL MIDSCALE

WINNER

Bellyard, West Midtown Atlanta, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Design and Architecture Firm: NELSON Worldwide, Minneapolis
Client: Bellyard Hotel, Atlanta | Purchasing Firm: Carroll Adams

Canopy by Hilton Baltimore Harbor Point
Design Firm: Braytonhughes Design Studios, San Francisco
Architecture Firm: Beatty Harvey Coco Architects, Baltimore | Client: Beatty Development Group LLC, Baltimore | Purchasing Firm: Benjamin West, Louisville, Colorado

The Monsaraz San Diego, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Design Firm: KNA Design, Los Angeles
Architecture Firm: JWDA, San Diego | Client: Hostmark Hospitality Group, San Diego | Purchasing Firm: Purchasing Management International, Dallas

The Ryder Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
Design and Purchasing Firm: Cortney Bishop Design, Charleston
Architecture Firm: Goff D’Antonio Associates, Charleston | Client: The Ryder, Charleston

BEST HOTEL UPPER MIDSCALE

DongFengYun Hotel Mi’Le – Mgallery, Mile City, China
Design Firm: Cheng Chung Design (CCD), Shenzhen, China
Architecture Firms: Artist Luo Xu, Mile City, China; YIC Architectural Design Co. Ltd., Kunming, China | Client: Yunnan Urban & Rural Const ruction and Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd., Kunming, China | Purchasing Firm: Haihua Engineering, Shanghai

WINNER

Hotel Kansas City, Missouri
Design Firm: KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group, Chicago
Architecture Firm: O’Bryan Partnership Architecture, Frisco, Colorado | Client: MFH Properties, LLC, Jefferson City, Missouri | Purchasing Firm: Neil Locke & Associates, Chicago

The Grady Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
Design Firm: Sims Patrick Studio, Atlanta
Architecture Firm: Campo Architects, New Orleans | Client: Vision Hospitality Group, Chattanooga, Tennessee | Purchasing Firm: Pinnacle South, Franklin, Tennessee

Kinley Cincinnati Downtown
Design Firm: Streetsense, Washington, DC
Architecture Firm: Campo Architects, New Orleans | Client: | Purchasing Firm: Pineapple Procurement, Torrance, California

Surety Hotel, Des Moines, Iowa
Design Firm: DLR Group, Minneapolis
Architecture Firm: Slingshot Architecture, Des Moines | Client: Aparium Hotel Group, Chicago | Purchasing Firm: Neil Locke & Associates, Chicago

BEST HOTEL UPSCALE

Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel, Omaha, Nebraska
Design Firm: DLR Group, Minneapolis
Architecture Firm: Leo A Daly, Omaha | Client: Clarity Development Company, Omaha | Purchasing Firm: Beyer Brown, Orlando

The Lodge at Sonoma, California
Design Firm: Wilson Ishihara, Sonoma, California
Architecture Firm: Stanton Architecture, San Francisco | Client: DiamondRock Hospitality, Bethesda, Maryland | Purchasing Firm: Bray Whaler, Centennial, Colorado

Moxy South Beach, Miami
Design Firms: Rockwell Group (Guestrooms and Hotel Public Spaces), New York; Saladino Design Studios (Serena, Como, and Mezcalista Restaurants)
Architecture Firm: Kobi Karp Architecture, Miami | Client: Lightstone, New York

WINNER

Suning Zhongshan Golf Resort, Nanjing, China
Design Firm: Cheng Chung Design (CCD), Shenzhen, China
Architecture Firms: WATG, Shanghai; JSAD/Jiangsu Provincial Architectural D&R Institute Ltd, Nanjing, China | Client: Suning Group, Nanjing, China | Purchasing Firm: Wowu Art Consultancy, Shenzhen, China

BEST HOTEL LUXURY

Equestrian Hotel, Ocala, Florida
Design and Purchasing Firm: Roberts Design, Ocala, Florida
Architecture Firms: ODA Architecture, Charlotte, North Carolina; MJS Designers Group, Alamonte Springs, Florida | Client: RLR Investments LLC, Wilmington, Ohio

WINNER

Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest
Design Firm: MKV Design, London
Architecture Firm: Péter Dajka and Puhl Antal, Budapest | Client: Melis Investment Kft, Budapest

Montage Healdsburg, California
Design Firm: EDG Interior Architecture + Design, Novato, California
Architecture Firms: Delawie, San Diego; Robert C. Glazier Architect Inc., Santa Barbara | Client: The Robert Green Company, San Diego | Purchasing Firm: Project Dynamics, Inc., Las Vegas

Splendido Mare, a Belmond Hotel Portofino, Italy
Design Firm: Festen Architecture, Paris
Architecture Firm: Discreet Architecture, Fiesole, Italy | Client: Belmond (UK) Ltd, London | Purchasing Firm: Argenta Projects, London

EMERGING CONCEPT

WINNER

Stay KooooK, Bern, Switzerland
Design Firm: JOI-Design, Hamburg, Germany
Architecture Firms: GWJ Architektur AG and Astoc Architects and Planners GmbH, Cologne, Germany | Client: SV Hotel, Zürich

SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS HOTEL

WINNER

I PROMISE Village by Graduate Hotels, Akron, Ohio
Design Firm: Graduate Hotels, Nashville
Architecture Firm: AJ Capital Partners, Nashville | Purchasing Firm: Summa International, Kailua Hawaii

JUDGES SO COOL

WINNER

The Cottonwood Tree at the Cottonwood Room, Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel, Omaha, Nebraska
Design Firm: DLR Group, Minneapolis
Architecture Firm: Leo A Daly, Omaha | Client: Clarity Development Company, Omaha | Purchasing Firm: Beyer Brown, Orlando