Nominations sought for 2012 Gold Key Awards

Hospitality designers from around the world are invited to submit entries for the 32nd annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design. The awards are presented in eight categories: best hotel design, guestroom, lobby/reception area, lounge/bar, restaurants/casual dining, restaurants/fine dining, spa and suite. Entries must be submitted by July 1.

Entries must represent new design or renovation projects completed between January 1, 2011, and June 1, 2012. All entries will be judged by a panel of prominent designers representing both the hotel and restaurant industries. Finalists and winners will be honored at the Gold Key Awards Breakfast during the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show in New York City sponsored by HOTELS and Hospitality Style.

Entry fees are US$150 for the first project submitted and US$100 for subsequent projects. Category descriptions, submission instructions and the application are available online or by contacting Melissa Gray.