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IHMRS Names 31st Annual Gold Key Award Winners

BAMO Honored as Designer of the Year, Best Hotel Designs go to
Armani Hotel Dubai and InterContinental Sanya Resort

WHITE PLAINS, NY, November 14, 2011
... The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® (IHMRS) announced winners of the 31st annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design at a breakfast ceremony this morning.  Honorees were selected by a panel of industry experts from a field of more than 150 projects representing 24 countries.  The Awards are sponsored by Interior Design and HOTELS magazines and coincide with the 96th annual IHMRS, running through November 15 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.



The 31st annual Gold Key Award winners are:

Bathroom
WOHA (Singapore) for InterContinental Sanya Resort (Hainan, China)

Guest Room
AB Concept (Causeway Bay, Hong Kong) for W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak (Bali, Indonesia)

Lobby/Reception
Wilson Associates (Dallas, TX) for Armani Hotel Dubai (Dubai, UAE)

Lounge/Bar
Rockwell Group (New York, NY) for Chandelier at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

CCS ARCHITECTURE (San Francisco, CA) for Twenty Five Lusk (San Francisco, CA)

Restaurants - Casual Dining
One Plus Partnership Limited (North Point, Hong Kong) for Kubrick Bookshop and Café (Beijing, China)

Restaurants - Fine Dining
Elliott + Associates Architects (Oklahoma City, OK) for Café 501 (Oklahoma City, OK)

Spa
WOHA (Singapore) for InterContinental Sanya Resort (Hainan, China)

Suite
Alex and Carrie Vik (New York, NY) for Playa Vik José Ignacio (Jose Ignacio, Uruguay)

Best Hotel Design - Urban
Wilson Associates (Dallas, TX) for Armani Hotel Dubai (Dubai, UAE)

Best Hotel Design - Resort
WOHA (Singapore) for InterContinental Sanya Resort (Hainan, China)

Countries and territories represented among the 150 submissions were Australia, Bahamas, Canada, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Namibia, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and the United States. 

Judges for the 2011 Gold Key Awards were Carl D'Aquino, D'Aquino Monaco; Stephanie Goto, STEPHANIEGOTO; and Gerard Greene, Yotel.  Finalists were selected based on aesthetic appeal, practicality and functionality of design.

Highlighting the breakfast ceremony, Gold Key sponsors Interior Design and HOTELS magazines presented the 2011 Designer of the Year distinction to San Francisco-based BAMO, a firm with an international reputation for exceptional design of luxury hospitality properties, including The Carlyle in New York, the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, The Taj Mahal Hotel & Towers in Mumbai, India, and many more.

Also during the ceremony, NEWH, Inc., the Hospitality Industry Network, presented its sixth Icon of Industry Award to Harvey Nudelman of Fabricut.  A $5,000 scholarship in Harvey's name was awarded to Santiago Arcila, a student currently enrolled at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

The 96th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show runs through Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  Following a full-day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 12, the IHMRS features three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 13, through Tuesday, November 15.  The market presents more than 700 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts approximately 30,000 in total trade attendance. IHMRS is co-located with the 2nd annual Boutique Design New York (BDNY), a hospitality interiors fair featuring more than 200 exhibitors of high-end, unique and innovative design products for hospitality.  BDNY runs through Monday, November 14.

The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; and is managed by GLM.

For IHMRS exhibitor information, contact Lynn White, show manager, at GLM, 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10604-3547.  Telephone (914) 421-3249.  Fax (914) 948-6197.  E-mail: lwhite@glmshows.com.  For attendee information, contact GLM Customer Relations at (914) 421-3237, or by email, at customer_relations@glmshows.com.  Additional information and registration is available online, at http://www.ihmrs.com/.

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Contact:

Melissa Gray
(914) 421-3263
mgray@glmshows.com


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