The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IH/M&RS) has named finalists for the prestigious Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design, an honor bestowed annually to design firms representing the most innovative hospitality properties completed or renovated within the past 18 months. Finalists were selected by a panel of notable industry experts from more than 225 projects in 24 countries. Winners, finalists and "Designer of the Year" Alexandra Champalimaud will be honored at the Gold Key Awards Breakfast Ceremony Nov. 9 at the Mandarin Oriental New York. The awards coincide with the 94th annual IH/M&RS, taking place Nov. 7 to 10 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The 2009 Gold Key Awards finalists for the restaurant categories are are:

Restaurants - Casual Dining

Restaurants - Fine-Dining
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