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HD Expo


More than 12,500 of hospitality’s most influential designers, developers, purchasing firms, and ownership groups attend HD Expo to gain an unmatched level of education, inspiration, and exposure to innovative and original products.


8:00 AM
5/15/2019 – 5/17/2019


Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119
United States




A true experience for the senses, HD Expo will take your professional development to the next level through game-changing networking, innovative ideas, inspiration, and the knowledge you will gain from world-class presenters. You’ll leave HD Expo with the inspiration, connections, and tools you need for success.

Bringing the pages of Hospitality Design magazine to life, HD Expo’s robust roster of CEU-accredited conference sessions offers a fresh and powerful learning perspective. Hear from a who’s who of the industry—veterans, innovators, and up-and-coming stars—as they share their personal journeys, expertise, and case studies to start important conversations across all career levels.

Specialized networking events enhance the conference experience and provide opportunities to connect with industry peers.

ASID members receive a free expo only pass (a $99 value) with promo code ASID.


  • The HD/ISHP Owners’ Roundtable brings attendees face-to-face with developers, brand executives, and decision makers who represent the most significant brand and ownership groups in the world
  • Experience visionary keynote speakers who have made a true mark on the industry
  • Gain knowledge through accredited CEU/LU education sessions


ASID is thrilled to showcase the impact of design at HD Expo through an exciting new installation custom designed by Elizabeth von Lehe, Allied ASID, design and brand strategy principal, HDR. The space serves as an oasis that invites visitors to engage, ask broad questions, and explore the beautiful, impactful, and sometimes surprising ways that design impacts lives.


The ASID DESIGN IMPACT Awards recognize innovative products that put people and the environment at the center of design intent. Winning products will be featured by exhibitors at HD Expo.



Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Speaker: Deborah Burnett, Principal, Benya Burnett Consultancy

Guest room lighting specifications have a significant impact on sleep quality and next day productivity, mood, and behavior. Presented from a design perspective, easily absorb the biology as to why ambient light plays a critical role in delivering a GREAT night’s sleep and contributes to an enhanced WELLNESS experience.       


Deborah Burnett, ASID, CMG, LGC, AASM, is an international award-winning registered interior designer, a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the field of light and health, and a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She is an active member of the IES and CIE Committees in photobiology, human health, and aging. A recent project, the ASID HQ in Washington, D.C., is the world’s first interior space to receive double Platinum level recognition in both the LEED v3 and WELL v1 certification programs. In part, this designation is the result of Deborah’s efforts in developing new professional practice benchmarks ensuring occupant biological protection consistent with American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines regarding the use of short wavelength-rich white light, a typical characteristic of LED light sources.

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Amanda Schneider, founder of Contract Consulting Group, shares a sneak peek of the results from their forthcoming study on “resimercial” design.

How do you feel about the term “resimercial”? Love it? Hate it? Let us know by taking our three-question poll at the end of this article!

As we explore the evolution of the office planning models by focusing on key influencers of trends, we begin to identify consistencies in trend markers. Starting with the 1960s Burolandschaft’s drive to encourage social interaction and human behavior, the resulting lack of privacy which drove to the development of the “cube” to provide personal freedom led to a feeling of isolation. Moving forward to the start-up culture of the 2000s and technology that allowed work to be anywhere, the objectives of design shifted to incorporate collaboration, individual work, and speed of change. Throughout these transitions, generational difference, social issues of work/life balance, recruitment and retention of valuable skilled employees, and the impact of health and wellness all remained the consistencies that drove our need to better design with innovation.


These Are the Most Fabulously Unexpected Hotel Amenities

As avid travelers, we come to expect certain amenities in every hotel: coffee and water readily available in the lobby, turndown service nightly, complimentary bath products. So when a hotel goes above and beyond the normal provisions, we take notice. Here are eight hotels that are changing the hospitality game.

Photo: Courtesy of Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Bermuda

Decoding the key to transit on an island that forbids car rentals is not the way to start off a relaxing trip. The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club eases the pain by providing their guests with electric Renault Twizy vehicles. thehamiltonprincess.com

Photo: Stevie Mann / Courtesy of &Beyond

&Beyond Bateleur Camp, Kenya

Getting up to work out while home is hard enough; having to roll out of bed on vacation and head to the hotel gym is even harder. &Beyond Bateleur Camp makes it easy for their guests to squeeze in a workout by providing a “gym-in-a-basket” in each guestroom. andbeyond.com

Photo: Courtesy of Nantucket Island Resorts

Nantucket Island Resorts, Massachusetts

It’s always the little things forgotten when we travel: a toothbrush, face cream, or, worst of all, headphones. Nantucket Island Resorts knows the packing struggle is all too real, which is why they teamed up with Bowers & Wilkins to offer guests headphones and speakers to borrow during their stay. nantucketislandresorts.com

Photo: Courtesy of Claridge’s

Claridge’s, London

Forget your pajamas? Claridge’s Hotel has you covered. Suite guests are treated to complimentary silk pajamas designed by Olivia von Halle, featuring a black-and-white striped design inspired by the hotel’s lobby. Every night you slip into this decadent sleepwear helps ensure a lasting memory of your stay. claridges.co.uk

Photo: Courtesy of Muse St. Tropez

Muse St. Tropez

Feeling the burn? Summon one of the Muse’s sunscreen butlers to lend a hand in protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. You’ll never have those random spots of sunburn again. muse-hotels.com

Photo: Courtesy of Nayara Springs

Nayara Springs, Costa Rica

Missing your pets while away on vacation? Nayara Springs has an up-close-and-personal on-site sloth sanctuary on the grounds to hold you over until you get back home to your furry friends. nayarasprings.com

Photo: Courtesy of Planters Inn

Planters Inn, Charleston, South Carolina

A weary traveler’s late-night sweet tooth may not be satisfied by the typical square of chocolate left on the pillow with turndown service. Planters Inn in Charleston shows off one of the town’s specialties by leaving macarons on the bedside. plantersinn.com

Photo: Courtesy of The Berkeley

The Berkeley, London

The Berkeley knows that all good music sounds better on vinyl, especially British artists like The Beatles and Pink Floyd. That’s why they provide all their suite guests with a record player and a curated selection of vinyl by Britain’s finest. the-berkeley.co.uk

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5 Magical Destination Hotels

These hotels and hostels are dream destinations.
Designer: Factor Eficiencia and Andrés Gutiérrez.
Project: Ignacia Guest House, Mexico City.
Standout: A contemporary steel-framed glass addition to a 1913 mansion has allowed it to transform into a hotel, named for the family’s beloved housekeeper.

studio-aisslinger-hobo-stockholm-hydroponic-herbs-0617Hobo hotel by Studio Aisslinger. Stockholm. Photography by Patricia Parinejad.
Designer: Studio Aisslinger.
Project: Hobo, Stockholm.
Standout: The free-spirited vibe and eco-conscious attitude come through in this boutique hotel’s abundant use of wood and the in-house restaurant’s hydroponic herbs.


JAM Hotel by Atelier Lionel Jadot. Brussels. Photography by Oana Crainic.
Designer: Atelier Lionel Jadot.
Project: JAM Hotel, Brussels.
Standout: Gritty nonchalance pervades this hotel-hostel hybrid, starting with the old motorbike parts built into the reception desk and continuing with the plywood bunks.

agence-francois-champsaur-le-bailli-de-suffren-le-rayol-canadel-sur-mer-france-sliding-glass-door-0617Le Bailli de Suffren by Agence François Champsaur. Le Rayol–Canadel sur Mer, France. Photography by Yoan Chevojon.
Designer: Agence François Champsaur.
Project: Le Bailli de Suffren, Le Rayol–Canadel sur Mer, France.
Standout: The blues of the sky and the Mediterranean Sea, visible through the sliding glass doors of the guest rooms, reappear in their furniture and painted ceilings.


Coo by Ministry of Design. Singapore. Photography by Edward Hendricks.
Designer: Ministry of Design.
Project: Coo, Singapore.
Standout: There’s plenty of urban edge at a millennial-targeted hostel where guests bunk down in stacked compartments outfitted with metal ladders and privacy curtains.

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