is a Johannesburg, South Africa-based, design firm behind amazing hospitality projects such as the White Pearl Resorts in Ponta Mamoli, Mozambique and the Hotel Laamu in Johannesburg. Considering its outstanding work on hospitality projects, Fox Brown Creative has been selected in 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 present at this special event.
“Choosing the Designer of the Year is always a challenge for our Gold Key . 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.”
“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.
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.
The Gold Key Awards Gala corresponds with the sixth annual and (formerly IHMRS). Tickets for the gala, which includes a cocktail reception and dinner, may be purchased on.