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 hundreds of design firms around the world.

Meet the 2024 Panel!

Jack Coble, Vice President Design & Environmental Stewardship, Urban Villages

Andrew Connorton, Vice President of Programming & Design, Aparium

Michael Doneff, Vice President, F&B Concept & Brand Development, Global, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Paige Harris, Vice President of Architecture & Design, Valor Hospitality Partners

Chelsea Hershelman, Vice President of Design & Development, CoralTree Hospitality

Eric Jassin, Senior Vice President of Project & Development Services, JLL

Sascha Lang, Vice President, Architectural & Design, Newbuild & Innovation, Royal Caribbean Cruises


Kelly McFadden, Director, Development & Design, Left Lane

Stefan Merriweather, Head of Creative, The LINE, The Ned (US) & Saguaro Hotels

Paris Swann, Senior Director, Concept Architecture, Architecture & Resort Development, Universal Creative