Special Features

Coming back for 2020...

The HD Passport Cash Giveaway

One lucky attendee will leave HD Expo with $10,000!

Pick up a passport from registration, and then collect 10 unique stamps around the show floor.
Once your passport is full, drop it off at the Wellness Pavilion.
The winner will be drawn on Thursday, May 7th at noon in the Wellness Pavilion! 

Must be present to win.

The Box 2020

Hospitality Design and Hilton have once again partnered for a one-of-a-kind design challenge. Dubbed the Box, 12 top hospitality design firms were charged with dreaming up the next iteration of the lifestyle guestroom—in collaboration with the supporting sponsors—on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. 

Watch the teaser now to see which firm won The Box 2020 Competition

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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 F&B trends, hear firsthand about their thought process, challenges, opportunities, and recent successes. Designed by Rottet Studio as a serene escape from the show floor hustle and bustle, Hospitality Design magazine's home base invites you to lounge, recharge, and connect.

Social Hub speaking schedule to be published February, 2020.

The HD Expo Technology Pavilion, presented by Hospitality Upgrade magazine

The new HD Expo Technology Pavilion features innovative solutions that enhance the overall guest experience. from cutting-edge in-room technologies to mobile apps to design design software. This is an area on the show floor you won't want to miss.

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Reserve your personal meeting space in our Pods

ZenSpace pods provide an oasis of calm for the traveling business professional seeking a private, comfortable, functional meeting place to conduct business. You will be able to reserve your private meeting space on the HD Expo show floor in 2020 at the Technology Pavilion that is available to you on demand. 

Meeting reservation details coming January, 2020.


Wellness Pavilion

Wellness tourism grew from a $563 billion market in 2015 to $639 billion in 2017--a growth rate more than two times faster than tourism overall. Now it's forecasted to grow even faster through 2022--approaching a $1 trillion market. With that in mind, we are launching the Wellness Pavilion on the show floor. Curated by Hospitality Design magazine, in partnership with the Well Building Institute and NEWH, sessions spread throughout the day will delve into what this means for the hospitality industry, showcasing not only big brands integrating wellness and sustainability, but also the upstarts redefining the market.


The Young Entrepreneurs

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 breakfast conversation. 

This event sold out in 2019

NEWH Green Voice Conversations

Join NEWH for a series of four 30-minute, one-on-one interviews between sustainability experts at the Wellness Pavilion. 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. The hosts rotate table to table to provide attendees with coveted and candid insight on the business of design, including upcoming developments, company initiatives, and their industry outlook, ultimately giving attendees multiple unique perspectives.

You must be pre-registered for this free session.


Register now for the opportunity to connect with thousands of attendees and vendors.

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