HD Expo

May 15 - 17, 2019
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

Special Features

2019 Information Coming Soon

The Box: A Hospitality Design Event

Booth #1883

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.




Supporting Sponsors:

Procurement by: 

Build out by:

Display Technologies
Lustrous Metal Coatings, inc.
Privacy Glass Solutions


The HD Expo Power Hub

Booth #1123

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 2Sessions
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



HD Conversations at the Social Hub

Booth #5645

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 2Sessions
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

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 3Sessions
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


IIDA/HD Best Product Design Competition and Technology Session

The Impact of Technology on Hospitality Design
Thursday, May 3 | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Power Hub

Moderator: John Czarnecki, Hon. IIDA, Deputy Director & Senior Vice President
Panelists: 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

IIDA/HD Best Product Design Competition
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.