News for the Hospitality Executive
The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show®
Names the Finalists
for the Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design
WHITE PLAINS, NY, August 19, 2008 The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS) has named finalists for the coveted Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design, an honor presented annually to designers of the most innovative and captivating hospitality properties completed or renovated within the past 18 months.
Finalists were selected from a record-breaking field of 209 projects in 21 countries and territories, and were judged by a panel of notable industry experts.
Finalists, winners and "Designer of the Year" Roger Thomas will be honored at the Gold Key Awards Breakfast Ceremony on Monday, November 10, 2008, 7:30 - 9:30 am, at New York City's Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The ceremony coincides with the 93rd annual IH/M&RS, taking place November 8-11, 2008, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
The 2008 Gold Key Awards finalists are:
Best Hotel Design"This year's Gold Key competition was among the most competitive in the award's 28-year history," said Lynn White, IH/M&RS show manager. "Our slate of finalists represent the most unique and compelling new properties around the world, and are to be commended for the creative genius that set them apart from a remarkable field of entrants."
Countries and territories represented among the 209 submissions were Australia, Bahamas, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, England, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Maldives, Mexico, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, St. Lucia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Judges for the 2008 Gold Key Awards were Jane Ayers, NBBJ; Robert Henry, Robert D. Henry Architects; Leland Lewis, InterContinental, The Barclay; and Donna Rodriguez, B.R. Guest Restaurants. Finalists were selected based on aesthetic appeal, practicality and functionality of design.
Highlighting the ceremony will be the presentation of the "Designer of the Year" Award by Gold Key Awards sponsors HOTELS and Interior Design magazines. Roger Thomas, executive vice president of design for Wynn Design and Development, has been selected for his role as a leader and innovator in hospitality design, as well as his philanthropic contributions to the industry.
In addition, NEWH, Inc., the Hospitality Industry Network, will present its third Icon of Industry Award to Roger Milliken, chairman of Milliken & Company. Through his leadership and passion for innovation, research and quality, Milliken & Company has become one of the most successful textile and chemical manufacturing companies in the world. A $5,000 scholarship in Roger's name will be awarded to a student focusing on a career in the hospitality industry.
Tickets for the Gold Key Awards Breakfast are $75 each, and available
online at www.ihmrs.com/goldkey/breakfast.html, or by sending a check,
payable to the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show, to IH/M&RS
Gold Key Awards, Attention Jessica Reiche, GLM®, a dmg world media
business, Ten Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606-1954. The purchase of
a Gold Key Awards Breakfast ticket includes complimentary admission to
the IH/M&RS. For additional information, contact Jessica Reiche, at
(914) 421-3290. The Gold Key Awards Breakfast will take place on Monday,
November 10, 2008, 7:30 - 9:30 am, at New York City's Mandarin Oriental
The 93rd annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 8, through Tuesday, November 11, 2008, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Following a full-day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 8, the IH/M&RS will feature three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 9, through Tuesday, November 11. The market presents some 1,250 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts approximately 35,000 in total trade attendance.
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 IH/M&RS exhibitor information, contact Lynn White, show manager,
at GLM, Ten Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606-1954. Telephone (914) 421-3249.
Fax (914) 948-6197. E-mail: email@example.com. For attendee information,
contact GLM Customer Relations at (914) 421-3206 or (800) 272-SHOW, or
by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information and
registration is available online, at www.ihmrs.com.
Melissa Gray (914) 421-3263
|Also See:||Finalists for the 2007 Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design Named; HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates Named 'Designer of the Year' / August 2007|
|Twenty Hotels and Restaurants with Compelling Design Elements Named as Finalists for the Annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design; David Rockwell to be Honored as 'Designer of the Year' / August 2006|