J. Banks Design Group was a 2017 Gold Key Award Finalist for their work at Moreland Village in Palmetto Bluff. The 37th Annual awards program honors the best-in-class hospitality projects in 21 categories. Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design are the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards program, which is sponsored by Boutique Design magazine.
Winners in 21 categories will be announced at the Gold Key Awards Gala, to be held Nov. 13 at Gotham Hall, New York. The Designer of the Year will also be honored during this special evening. The gala is presented in conjunction with co-located trade fairs Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and HX: The Hotel Experience (formerly IHMRS), Nov. 12-13, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
The list of honorees this year is distinguished, as is the judges that include major players in the hospitality industry. About the program, the magazine notes: The Gold Key Awards program recognizes the most influential and innovative design work in the hospitality industry. To be eligible, new construction, conversion or renovation work must have been completed from May 1, 2016 to July 6, 2017. Finalists and winners are determined by a jury of industry leaders from the design, operations, development and investment sectors of hospitality.
“Each of the nearly 400 submissions entered in the 2017 Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality had something unique and thought-provoking to say about what makes for a great guest experience,” said Mary Scoviak, executive editor, Boutique Design. “That led to a great discussion by this year’s expert judges about how much that’s raising the bar in all sectors of hospitality design. The best-in-class work they voted to showcase in this year’s list of finalists demonstrates that any style, any concept, and any project can be a game changer.”