Gold Key Awards finalists and winners are determined by a high-profile jury of hospitality industry leaders from the operations, design, development and investment sectors. This year’s panel will review standout projects from a competitive field of over 400 submissions from more than 150 design firms around the world.

2023 Gold Key Awards Judges

Leo Eskenazi, Vice President – Architecture and Design, Hilton

Jason E. Goldberg, Director of Procurement, BRE Hotels & Resorts

Nigel Hatcher, Vice President Design, Global Design | US & Canada, Marriott International


Keith Mack, Vice President, Development, CIM Group



Jason Millhouse, Director of Design Management, Luxury, Lifestyle & Premium Brands, Americas Design & Construction, IHG Hotels & Resorts


Melinda Nettelbeck, Chief Development Officer North America, Nando’s Restaurant Group



Diane Nguyen, Director of Design, Highgate



My Nguyen, Director of Interior Design, Holland America Group



 Suzanne Saunders, Senior Vice President, Design & Construction, Hospitality Ventures Management Group