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It is awards season again. Two announcements this past week highlighted examples of sustainability in both design and operations. First, finalists have been announced for HX: The Hotel Experience’s 36th annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design, which is sponsored by Boutique Design magazine. Winners in 21 categories will be announced at the Gold Key Awards Gala, to be held November 14 at the Waldorf Astoria, New York. The Designer of the Year will also be honored during this special evening. In the Best Eco-Conscious or Socially Conscious Hotel category, finalists for the 2016 Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design include: Champalimaud Design, New York and Hart Howerton, New York for The Island House, Nassau, Bahamas; concrete, Amsterdam for Zoku Amsterdam; and Deture Culsign, Architecture + Interiors, Chicago for Treehouse Suite at Playa Viva, Juluchuca, Mexico.