Special Features



HD Conversations at the Social Hub

Learn from leading brand executives, hoteliers, and designers in intimate, 30-minute conversations. Exploring topics from the business of design to social media, hear firsthand about their thought process, challenges and opportunities, and recent successes. The selection of Rottet Studio as this year's Social Hub designer marks the first time the space will be designed by a women-led firm.   Booth #5644


The Box: A Hospitality Design Event

Last year, Hospitality Design and Hilton partnered for a one-of-a-kind design challenge. Dubbed the Box, 12 design firms were charged with dreaming up the next iteration of the luxury guestroom (in collaboration with the partnering sponsors) in just 24 hours. The design competition returns in 2019, with the winning concept making its debut on the show floor.   Booth #1833

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NEWH Annual Expo Breakfast

HD’s past Wave of the Future honorees—those who are young enough to be considered visionary, but tested enough to be considered accomplished—talk trends, lessons learned, industry challenges and solutions, and what’s on the boards (and recently finished) in an informal, yet engaging conversation.


NEWH Green Voice Conversations

Join NEWH for a series of four 30-minute, one-on-one interviews between sustainability experts. These live, free-flowing, interactive conversations cover sustainable issues and trends.


Owners' Roundtable

HD Expo’s signature event—which is always a sellout—allows attendees to meet face-to-face with industry professionals representing some of the world's most significant brand and ownership groups. Each one hosts a table of attendees, sharing upcoming developments, company initiatives, and outlook on the industry. 

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