Judges

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 selected standout projects from a competitive field of nearly 400 submissions from more than 150 design firms around the world.

2021 Gold Key Awards judges 

  • Wing T. Chao, Founder, Wing T. Chao Global Adviser
  • Ken Cruse, Co-Founder & CEO, Soul Community Planet

  • Gary Dollens, Global Head -Design / Product and Brand Development, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Tim Flowers, Vice President F&B – Development, Mina Group

  • Julie Frank, SVP Design, Highgate
  • Stacey Greene, Principal, P and G Holdings, LLC
  • Lori Horvath, Managing Director, Project and Development Services, Hotels, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Linda Laucirica, Senior Director, Design & Project Management, Lifestyle Full -Service Brands, Marriott International
  • David McCaslin, Chief Development Officer, HHM
  • Michael Medzigian, Chairman & CEO, Watermark Lodging Trust
  • Mitch Patel, President & CEO, Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. 
  • Thomas Prins, Principal, TQP Capital Partners
  • Rachel RangelovSVP Design and Construction, Longview Senior Housing Advisors
  • Christine Shanahan, Principal, HVS Design
  • Julienne Smith, Senior Vice President, Development, IHG Hotels & Resorts