35th Annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design

Gold Key Logo Now in its 35thyear, HX: The Hotel Experience's Gold Key award, recognizes the most influential and innovative design work in every sector of the hospitality industry. Sponsored by Boutique Design

Finalists will be announced in August and winners will be revealed in November at the Gold Key Awards Gala, cocktail reception and dinner, Monday, November 9 at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City in conjunction with BDNY and HX. The Designer of the Year will also be honored at this very special event.


To win the prestigious Gold Key Award, new construction, conversion or renovation work must have been completed from April 1, 2014 to May 30, 2015.  A renowned panel of judges will select winners and finalists in each of the following 18 categories:

• Best Hotel Luxury

• Best Hotel Upscale

• Best Hotel Midscale

• Best Hotel Budget/Focused Service

• Best Resort

• Best Guest Room Luxury

• Best Guest Room Upscale

• Best Guest Room Midscale/Budget/Focused Service

• Best Lobby Luxury

• Best Lobby Upscale

• Best Lobby Midscale/Budget/Focused Service

• Best Restaurant Fine Dining

• Best Restaurant Casual Dining

• Best Nightclub/Lounge

• Best Suite      

• Best New Hotel Brand or Soft Brand Concept     

• Best Eco Conscious or Socially Conscious Hotel

• Judges’ So Cool

International Hospitality Ball

Join fellow hoteliers and industry suppliers for an evening of dinner and dancing, hosted by the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC), prior to the opening of HX. Entertainment by The Starlight Orchestra.

This event is a black tie affair and tickets are in high demand. We recommend purchasing your tickets early in order to reserve your seat/table.

Saturday, November 7, 7:30 pm- Midnight

JW Marriot Essex House- 160 Central Park South New York, NY

Reception- 7:30 pm, Petit Salon

Dinner/Dance- 8:30, Grand Salon

Individual ticket: $425

Table of Ten: $ 4,250


Please contact Rick Amato at HANYC at (212) 754-6700 for additional information.