BD New York Designer of the Year

BD New York (BDNY) is going to happen from November 8-9 at Jacob K. Javits Center.


Fox Browne Creative, the Johannesburg, South Africa-based design firm behind such hospitality projects as the White Pearl Resorts in Ponta Mamoli, Mozambique and the Hotel Lamuu in Johannesburg, has been selected as the 35th annual Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design Designer of the Year. The firm will be honored at the Gold Key Awards Gala on Monday, Nov. 9 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Waldorf Astoria New York hotel. Winners in all 18 award categories will also be unveiled at this special event.


“Choosing the Designer of the Year is always a challenge for our Gold Key judges. There are more and more firms creating work that is provocative in terms of its concept and innovative in its execution, and doing both extremely well,” says Mary Scoviak, executive editor, Boutique Design. “What made Fox Browne Creative stand out to this year’s judges was the immersive environments the firm creates by seamlessly blending FF&E and space plans with the architecture.”

Fox Browne Creative


Fox Browne Creative

“The Gold Key judges also liked the firm’s visionary mission statement: ‘By creating an unbroken chain of perfect moments for guests we hope that they leave, having fallen in love with the world all over again. In short, we are inspired by hospitality and the positive impact it can have in the developing world,’” adds Scoviak.

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Fox Browne Creative

Fox Browne Creative, Michaelis Boyd Associates and Nicholas Plewman Architects were also selected as 2015 Gold Key Award finalists in the Best Eco-Conscious or Socially Conscious Hotel and Judges’ So Cool categories for their project Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge in the Okovango Delta, Botswana. Boutique Design magazine will feature the firm in its December 2015 Gold Key Award edition.


Fox Browne Creative

The Gold Key Awards Gala corresponds with the sixth annual Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and HX: The Hotel Experience (formerly IHMRS). Tickets for the gala, which includes a cocktail reception and dinner, may be purchased on here.

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