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The Jewel Suite By Martin Katz at The New York Palace wins Gold Key Award for "Best Suite In The World"

The hotel selected Mr. Katz to combine creative forces with the HOK team to design the specialty 5,000-plus-square-foot suite as part of the hotel's recent $140 million renovation.

NEW YORK – World-renowned jeweler, Martin Katz, was honored with the 2014 International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show (IHMRS) Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design for “Best Suite” for his eponymously named Jewel Suite at the famed New York Palace Hotel. The hotel selected Mr. Katz to combine creative forces with the HOK team to design the specialty 5,000-plus-square-foot suite as part of the hotel’s recent $140 million renovation. Mr. Katz was presented the award at the 34th Annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design Gala and was recognized for creating one of the world’s most imaginative and extraordinary spaces in the luxury “Hotel Suite” category.

Mr. Katz worked with his wife, muse, and Creative Director Kelly Fisher Katz along with the team at HOK to create the feeling of living in a jewelry box amongst his world famous jewels.  The suite has three breathtaking levels including a Grand Reception Foyer, “The Diamond Boudoir Sitting Room”, a Master Suite, Guest Suite, Living Room, Dining Room, Entertainment Lounge, and a private Roof-Top Terrace and garden with an elevated spa for one-of-a-kind viewing of Manhattan’s skyline. Mr. Katz’s personal touches can be found throughout the space; a stunning 20-foot ‘Waterfall of Diamonds’ chandelier, extraordinary displays of original artwork created by Mr. Katz expressly for The Jewel Suite, Kelly’s favorite colors incorporated throughout, uniquely designed jeweled china from the artistry and imagination of Mr. Katz, exclusive jewelry designs that “live” in spectacular suspended “Jewel Boxes”, and breathtaking 15-foot windows in the Main Salon, with its own Grand Piano.

“Designing the suite was a truly inspiring process for me,” explains Katz. “It really enabled me to see the space as its own jewel and I am so honored to be recognized for it. I am thrilled to have been able to create this in concert with my wife, Kelly. Her inspirations, taste and input were invaluable.”

“Martin Katz’s vision for The Jewel Suite truly exemplifies the upgraded experience we strived to give our guests through the recent $140 million renovations,” says David Chase, General Manager of The New York Palace. “Together we have changed the paradigm for luxury hospitality, a feat that could have never been realized without Martin and his brand. I am both proud and honored to have had the opportunity to work with Martin and have one of our suites recognized with this prestigious honor – there is no one more deserving of this Gold Key Award.”

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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