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. After one morning of live presentations, an esteemed panel of judges selected one winning concept from Toronto-based Chapi Chapo Design, which will make its debut on the HD Expo show floor in Booth #1883.
Build out by:
Lustrous Metal Coatings, inc.
Privacy Glass Solutions
Merging cutting-edge technology with sleek design is nothing less than a challenge. However, it’s become a priority for many brands as the demand for connected hospitality spaces grows. Join us for a series of talks coordinated by the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) about technology trends in hospitality. With charging stations available for phones and laptops, the Power Hub is a great place to recharge your mind—and electronics!
|Wednesday, May 2||Sessions|
|10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Style Without Sacrifice: Blending Great Style and Great Technology - Joe Whitaker
Description: Often in hospitality design trumps function. It's no industry secret. Let me through extensive experience teach you to blend high style with high-fidelity. Audio, video, networks, even surveillance can be blended into the most palatial environments with devices that exceed performance quality while blending into the ambiance of the professional designer environments.
|11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Outdoor Hospitality Entertainment is not the Same as Indoor: What to know and What to Use - Joe Whitaker
Description: What to know and What to use. Joe Whitaker
Outdoor design is and entirely different animal than that of it's indoor sibling. Why is the entertainment for the environment not treated the same? Let me take you on a journey where the tech meets the great outdoors. You will experience how to use the colors, shapes, and physical portions of your outdoor design to influence product and technology decisions, all while not sacrificing performance. Also covered will be planning for environmental concerns such as water, temperature, wind, UV.
|12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Designing for Quiet - Dennis Erskine
Description: When guests book your property, they have many and varied expectations; but, common to all guests is the expectation of rest in a quiet space. Dennis Erskine, formerly a Vice President at Holiday Inns Worldwide (now IHG), and CEO of his firm specializing in architectural acoustics, will discuss various methods for controlling and isolating sound throughout your properties to improve the guest experience, rather this been in reception, dining areas, or guest rooms.
|Thursday, May 3|
|10:30 – 11:00 a.m.||The Impact of Technology on Hospitality Design
Description: From smart rooms to intentional “selfie spaces” to increase engagement, technology’s impact on hospitality design has redefined the industry. Join design experts for a panel discussion, moderated by IIDA Deputy Director and Senior Vice President John Czarnecki, Hon. IIDA, for a discussion highlighting the evolution of technology in hospitality environments.
Learn from leading brand executives, hoteliers, and designers in intimate, 30-minute conversations spread throughout the show. Exploring topics from the business of design to social media, hear firsthand about their thought process, challenges and opportunities, and recent successes. This year’s Social Hub, designed by globally renowned firm Meyer Davis, seamlessly melds the lush elements of a greenhouse and the warm ambiance of a library, for a convivial space where attendees can relax and network throughout the day.
|Wednesday, May 2||Sessions|
|10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||Made to Measure: A Sit Down and Book Signing with Meyer Davis|
|2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Thinking Outside The Box
|Thursday, May 3|
|10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Social Media and Design|
|2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||The Business of Design|
NEWH Green Voice Conversations
Join us for a series of four back-to-back 30-minute, one-on-one interviews between sustainability experts. These live, free-flowing, interactive conversations cover sustainable issues and trends.
|Thursday, May 3||Sessions|
|11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Agritopia: A Farm to Fork Culture|
|11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Fitwel: An Amenities Experience|
|12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Addressing Sustainability: A Las Vegas Executive Chef Perspective|
|12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.||A Personal Conversation: UNLV’s Hospitality Design Concentration Coordinator|
Thursday, May 3 | 1:30 p.m. | Social Hub
The IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards honor innovation, function, and aesthetic advancements in product design for the hospitality industry. HD Expo exhibitors were invited to submit product entries prior to the show, with finalists judged onsite. Join IIDA and HD at the Social Hub for the announcement of the winners.
Moderator: John Czarnecki, Hon. IIDA, Deputy Director & Senior Vice President
Christopher Evans, Senior Associate Rottet Studio
Patricia Rotondo, IIDA, Senior Principal, Director of Interior Design, Antunovich Associates
Brian Thornton, Design Director, Brian G. Thornton Designs LLC