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 nearly 400 submissions from more than 150 design firms around the world.

2022 Gold Key Awards judges

Maki Bara, President & Co-Founder, The Chartres Lodging Group, LLC

Wing T. Chao, Founder, Wing T. Chao Global Adviser

Marisol Fisher, Regional Vice President, Timeless Brands/Studio Head, Design Services Americas, Hyatt Hotels Corporation


Jessica Gidari, Director of Design & Concept Development, Union Square Events



Stacey Greene, Project Executive, Generis Collective



Kavitha Iyer, Head of Design, Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts




Diana Kessler, Creative Director, The Kessler Collection




Vito F. Lotta, Vice President – Architecture & Design, Hilton




Kristine Osburn, Vice President Project Management, Xenia Hotels and Resorts




Thomas Prins, Principal, TQP Capital Partners




Rachel Rangelov, Executive Vice President, Design and Construction, Longview Senior Housing Advisors


Carolyn Schneider, Co-founder & President, Casetta


Tracy Smith-Woodby, Senior Interior Design Manager, Global Design, US & Canada, Marriott International