*Accredited Session = 0.1 CEU IDCEC or 1 AIA LU
**Accredited Session = 0.1 CEU IDCEC or 1 AIA HSW LU

Wednesday, April 5

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Conference Room, 304 ABC

What will the hotel pipeline look like for 2017 and beyond? Where is the smart development money going? How will budgets reflect new guest demands and what that means for clients’ choice of design partners?  Find out what’s ahead from some of the industry’s leading investors.

MODERATOR
Jeff Higley, vice president, digital media & communications/editorial director, Hotelnewsnow.com/STR

PANELISTS
Barry Nidiffer, executive vice president - development management, The Chartres Lodging Group
Bernie Siegel, principal, KSL Capital Partners
David McCaslin, executive vice president, Hersha Hospitality Management
Jeff Ning, senior vice president, Dalian Wanda Commerical Properties Co. Ltd
Nick Chini, managing principal, Bainbridge Private Equity Group
Thomas Prins, principal, TQP Investments LLC
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

MIDNIGHT GARDEN, Display #947 (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Find out how storybook fantasy becomes pop up reality. From living walls to outscale elements, get the insider’s guide to crafting memorable temporary spaces.

 

MODERATOR
Oriana Lerner, contributing editor, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
Kavitha Iyer, senior manager design, Marriott Intl.
Laurie Woliung, senior director interior design, Marriott Intl.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

CABANAS, Display #823 (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Gather inspiration from nature while you get the backstory on bringing California’s outdoors to the show floor.

MODERATOR
Melani Beattie, associate publisher, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
Chanelle Drury, design director , Meyer Davis Studio
Lauren Feiner, FF&E designer & project manager, Meyer Davis Studio
Patrick Martin, studio director , Meyer Davis Studio
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Conference Theater B (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Accredited Session = 0.1 CEU IDCEC or 1 AIA HSW LU

Learn why nature benefits us and what are the many perks of incorporating biophilic design into forward-thinking hotels. Find out how to elevate wellness for your guest experience through scientific data showing how biophilic elements can lower heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels. Check out the bottom-line benefits for owners and investors.

MODERATOR
Lorraine Francis, regional director of hospitality interiors, Gensler

PANELISTS
Bill Browning, founder, Terrapin
Erin Hoover, creative director and brand design strategist, Erin Hoover Co.
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Conference Theater A (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Accredited Session = 0.1 CEU IDCEC or 1 AIA LU

Meet the new hospitality design stars on the West Coast. The teams behind some of the hottest projects west of the Mississippi share their secrets for getting attention in a star-studded hotel market. Ready for their close up: Aloft El Segundo, Dream Hotel Hollywood, Indigo Los Angeles Downtown, Hotel Figueroa and The James West Hollywood.

MODERATOR
Dane Patunoff, director, development & construction, KHP Capital Partners

PANELISTS
Adam Goldstein, partner/design director, Studio Collective
Catherine Yatrakis, senior associate, Rockwell Group
Richard Tennill, associate, HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates
Sandy Benitez, president, Design Atelier

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MIDNIGHT GARDEN, Display #947 (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Teams of hospitality professionals comprised of brands, industry leaders, owners/investors, designers and purchasing executives compete to name the most popular response to industry – related survey questions. Teams will try to outguess their opponents in this fast=paces sessions of industry knowledge and a lively dialogue of facts, figures and trends.

MODERATORS
Jason E. Goldberg, director, business development, Benjamin West
Lora Spran, manager interior design, NBC Universal Creative Studio

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Conference Theater A (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

The something – for – everyone hotel flag is dinosaur thinking. Here’s how lifestyle properties are evolving to craft experiences that are extensions of each guest’s work style, play style and social style. These visionaries talk shop about design’s role in creating a marketable identity for travelers who want everything their way.

MODERATOR
Mary Scoviak, executive editor, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
Kelly Sawdon, partner, chief brand officer, Ace Hotel Group
Michael Zislis, owner and chief executive officer, Zislis Group of Hotel and Restaurants
Vicki Poulos, senior brand director, MOXY Hotels
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

OOH-LA-LA! Display #1247 (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

How’s your French? Get a crash course in translating and updating classic Parisian style into the modern design vernacular.

MODERATOR
Matt Hall, Editor, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
Anastasia Berestova, interior designer, Stonehill & Taylor
Michael Suomi, principal, vice president design, Stonehill & Taylor
Sara Duffy, senior interiors associate, Stonehill & Taylor
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sponsored by: RH Contract

RH Contract, Display #1101   (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

The latest class of Boutique Design’s up-and-coming designers of hospitality spaces will offer insights into the challenges and opportunities currently facing the field. Based on their rich and varied experiences, the honorees will tackle a wide variety of topics, including best strategies for coping with fast-changing technology and for landing that next commission.

MODERATOR
Matt Hall, Editor, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
Afrooz Sahraei-Esfahani, interior designer, J/Brice Design Intl.
Britni Flores, interior designer, STUDIO McCORMACK
Brooke Taylor, director of interiors, Arcsine
Carlita Alexander, director of interiors, Josh Held Design
Chi-Thien Nguyen, interior designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects
Christopher Evans, senior associate, Rottet Studio
Jaclyn Moser, partner, Harken Interiors
James Lee, associate design director, Wilson Associates
Jenna Rochon, project designer, Avenue Interior Design
Jennifer Fleming, principal, interior designer, Rice Fergus Miller
Kia Weatherspoon, president, Determined By Design
Lindsey McPhail, manager, interior design, Holland America Group, serving Princess Cruises
Mark Eacott, associate, Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA)
Nick Domitrovich, senior designer, Puccini Group
Patrick Martin, Los Angeles director, Meyer Davis
Staci Patton, principal, DLR Group
Susan LaFleur, principal, director of hospitality interiors, Stantec
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Conference Theater A (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Today’s hottest lifestyle brands have to be solid partners to the financial community and disruptors to guests in the post-Airbnb hospitality industry. Staying ahead of the demand and performance curves is sparking revolutionary changes in hotel companies’ design platforms and their scope of work with outside design firms. Listen in as the minds behind some of the most innovative flags share their insights.

MODERATOR
Leora Halpern Lanz, principal, LHL Communications; faculty, Boston University School of Hospitality

PANELISTS
Amy Hulbert, managing director, design, Best Western Hotels & Resorts
David Kuperberg, chief development officer, Dream Hotel Group
Emily Keip, studio head, regional vice president, Americas Design Services, Hyatt Hotels Corp
Sagar Desai, vice president, acquisitions and development, Viceroy Hotel Group
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Conference Theater B (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Accredited Session = 0.1 CEU IDCEC or 1 AIA LU

Writing a good spec is as crucial to a project’s success as a great concept. This is a must-have course for every designer who wants to work more efficiently with vendors, avoid redos and cost overruns.

MODERATOR
Becka Chester, principal , Hospitality Design Specialist, LLC

PANELISTS
Jennifer Ramsey, president, Ramsey & Assoc.
Karen Struck, principal and co-owner, Planning, Design & Application, Inc.
Ricardo Moreno-Avina, senior designer, project manager, Clear on Black
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

OOH-LA-LA! Display #1247 (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Teams of hospitality professionals comprised of brands, leaders, owners/investors, designers and purchasing executives compete to name the most popular response to industry related survey questions. Teams will try to outguess their opponents in this fast-paced session of industry learnings and a lively dialogue of facts, figures and trends.

MODERATORS
Jason E. Goldberg, director, business development, Benjamin West
Lora Spran, manager interior design, NBC Universal Creative Studio

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

OOH-LA-LA! Display #1247 (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

What will the guest room of 2020 look like? Get a look into the crystal ball with a no-holds-barred forecast.

MODERATORS
Michael Suomi, principal, vice president design, Stonehill & Taylor
Misty Delbridge, executive vice president, Montague

PANELISTS
Brittney Weiss, design manager, global design services, Hilton
Matt Mars, partner, Flick Mars
Vicki Poulos, senior brand director, MOXY Hotels
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Conference Theater B (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Getting your first commission from a client is exciting. Becoming a go-to for clients is essential. Find out what you need to stay in their contacts list for the next project and the next…and the next…from firms who’ve been there, done that.

MODERATOR
Daniel Hyde, vice president design, development, and construction, Pacifica Hotels

PANELISTS
Christian Schnyder, owner and principal, Beleco
Richard McCormack, president, Studio McCormack
Shelia Turner, chief operating officer + partner, Puccini Group
Tiphanie Purkat, partner, P3 Design Collective
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Conference Theater A (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Accredited Session = 0.1 CEU IDCEC or 1 AIA LU

Every designer needs to be as fluent in crafting indoor golf courses as lobbies—you never know what the next RFP will contain. Even if there isn’t a side project in your future, there are still plenty of takeaways for your next hotel or restaurant.

MODERATOR
Mary Scoviak, executive editor, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
David Kepron, vice president, global design strategies, distinctive premium brands, Marriott International
George Scammell, director, hotel design & refurbishment , Holland America Group, Serving Princess Cruises
Jules Wilson, principal interior designer, Jules Wilson Design Studio

Mike Stewart, global director of design, YWS Design and Architecture
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Conference Theater A (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

For hospitality projects, designers need to play well with others—many others. Here’s how designers can go beyond style to achieve a unity of function, context and potential. Whether your next project is a hotel or a restaurant, you’ll come away with key insights into crafting fully-realized environments from concept to opening.

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MODERATOR


PANELISTS
Chris Williams, studio director, EDG Interior Architecture + Design
Jackson Butler, senior associate, studio director, EDG Interior Architecture + Design
Jennifer Johanson, chief executive office, EDG Interior Architecture + Design
Julie Compagno, graphic design director, senior associate, EDG Interior Architecture + Design
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Sponsored by: AtmosAir Solutions

Conference Theater B (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know about design and operations for a hotel property where cannabis use is legalized. From air filtration system design to regulatory issues, you heard it here first.

MODERATOR
Aileen Canta, president, A F Canta Inc.

PANELISTS
Christine Samsel, shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Larry Broughton, CEO/President, broughtonHOTELS
Mark Perle, AtmosAir Solutions
Meg Sanders, chief executive officer, Be Mindful

Thursday, April 6

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Conference Room, 304 ABC

Ticket required: $100 per person/ticket

Sponsored by: Lusive Decor

A Boutique Design signature event, presented in partnership with NEWH, this session brings together women thought leaders in hospitality design,  management operations, investment and manufacturing for a lively, strategic discussion of the challenges, opportunities and trends facing the industry. These forward thinkers give designers insider advice on how they can make the current hotel development and investment climate work to their advantage. In addition, NEWH will award the $5,000 NEWH Women Leaders scholarship sponsored by HMG and the $3,000 NEWH Colleen Smith Studio Series scholarship sponsored by Séura.

MODERATOR
Mary Scoviak, executive editor, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
Amy Jakubowski, managing director & design director, Wilson Associates
Jeanne Starling, director of design development , MGM Resorts International - design
Kay Lang, president + chief executive officer, Kay Lang + Associates
Mary Beth Cutshall, SVP & chief business development officer, HVMG
Misty Delbridge, executive vice president, Montague
Sophia Chan, interior design director, Crescent Heights
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Conference Theater A (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

There’s a new kind of influencer in town, and they’re playing for penetration, not reach. Find out what it takes turn guests into brand advocates, whether that’s two hotels at a time or 20. Let some of the industry’s hottest names give you the scoop.

MODERATOR
Mary Scoviak, executive editor, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
Alexander Mirza, co-founder and chief executive officer, Cachet Hospitality Group
Kevin Robinson, co-founder and chief operating officer, Aparium Hotel Group
Mario Tricoci, co-founder and chief executive officer, Aparium Hotel Group
Rob Blood, co-founder, chief executive officer, Lark Hotels
Vicki Poulos, senior brand director, MOXY Hotels
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Conference Theater B (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Accredited Session = 0.1 CEU IDCEC or 1 AIA LU

Furniture design is important, as is manufacturing and materials. Hear from a panel of experts representing various sides of the story for a crash course in translating your vision from paper to reality. Find out how materials and manufacturing not only shape the look, but the functionality of a furniture piece.

MODERATOR
Ted Carroll, president, The Carroll Adams Group

PANELISTS
Jane Nichols, associate professor of interior design and chair of the department of home furnishings and interior design, High Point University
John Cooper, senior vice president, design and development, RB Hotel Development
Molly McDonald, designer, Looney and Associates
Noel Chitwood, president, Lacquer Craft Hospitality
Ola Harrysson, professor, North Carolina State University
Victoria Robertson, student, Seminole State College
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

NEWH, Display #747 (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Setting a benchmark for occupant health and wellbeing standards, Fitwel was developed by the CDC and GSA through a collaborative data analysis integration from over 3,000 medical and scientific research studies. Managed by the nonprofit Center for Active Design, Fitwel was launched as a cost-effective, high-impact building certification standard created with the vision for a healthier future where every building is enhanced to support occupant wellbeing.  Come learn more about proven health and wellness strategies you should be implementing!

 

MODERATOR
Stacey Olson, associate, Gensler

PANELIST
Kevin Davis, managing director, Jones Lang LaSalle
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

NEWH, Display #747 (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

The hospitality industry faces many challenges with regards to materials selection: how do you create a holistic, branded experience in a franchised world? Where are the gaps, and what are the opportunities and challenges for sustainable integration? How does material transparency play a role, and what are the emerging guest expectations? Join me as we discuss integrating the evolving concepts of environmental stewardship with the known challenges of hotel material selection, to bring about conscientious material design strategies.

MODERATOR
Stacey Olson, associate, Gensler

PANELIST
Erin Hoover, creative director and brand design strategist, Erin Hoover Co.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

AALTITUDE, Display #1311 (ON TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Teams of hospitality professionals comprised of brands, leaders, owners/investors, designers and purchasing executives compete to name the most popular response to industry related survey questions. Teams will try to outguess their opponents in this fast-paced session of industry learnings and a lively dialogue of facts, figures and trends.

MODERATORS
Jason E. Goldberg, director, business development, Benjamin West
Lora Spran, manager interior design, NBC Universal Creative Studio

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Conference Theater B (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Genius is not solitary. Here are the keys for melding not only creative vision, but integrating design and specifying practices for a seamless project.

MODERATOR
Matt Hall, Editor, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
Barbara Best-Santos, associate principal/studio director, ForrestPerkins
Margaret Shutze, vice president, WilsonRed
Tiina Martin, principal, Hiivecreative
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Conference Theater A (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Hoteliers and Designers stay ahead on consumer evolving expectations. Our panel will highlight megatrend impacting the hospitality market today. Find out what’s driving the trends and why. Those who engage with their customers will have the knowledge to build lasting relationships and real loyalty for lifelong guests.

MODERATOR
Mary Scoviak, executive editor, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
Barry Nidiffer, executive vice president - development management, The Chartres Lodging Group
Dan Welborn, principal, The Gettys Group
Daniel Hyde, vice president design, development, and construction, Pacifica Hotels
Lorraine Francis, regional director of hospitality interiors, Gensler
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

AALTITUDE, Display #1311 (ON TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Learn how to dress a space for day-to-evening cool. Here’s the secret to a materials palette that works from dawn to midnight and beyond.

MODERATOR
Melani Beattie, associate publisher, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
Matt Swope, designer, The Gettys Group
Meg Prendergast, principal, The Gettys Group
Scott Durst, senior project manager, The Gettys Group
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

DARLING NIKKI, Display #1011 (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Sign your name on the dotted line for an in-depth look how Prince became the one-stop inspiration shop for everything from bar decorations to napkins.

MODERATOR
Oriana Lerner, contributing editor, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
Monika Sibert, partner, P3 Design Collective
Paula Benesch, partner, P3 Design Collective
Sarah Elena Cuellar, designer, P3 Design Collective
Tiphanie Purkat, partner, P3 Design Collective
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

CABANAS, Display #823 (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

This lively discussion focuses on insights from leading hoteliers and investors about the state of the hospitality industry, trends and growth opportunities.

MODERATORS
David Shulman, principal, Project Dynamics, Inc.
Neil Locke, principal, Neil Locke & Associates

PANELISTS
Brad Nichols, senior vice president, development and construction, Geolo Capital
Darrell Slomiany, director of development, BLVD745
Gene Kornota, principal, Rebel Hospitality LLC
Kirk Pederson, president, Kokua Hospitality
Mark Pratt, vice president and national director of hospitality, Walsh Group

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Conference Theater A (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Accredited Session = 0.1 CEU IDCEC or 1 AIA LU

Find out what it takes to make yesterday’s iconic flags today’s red-hot stays. Learn from the design team and the brand how to keep what’s working and leave what’s not.

MODERATOR
Bradley Barnett, founder, Guild 13

PANELISTS
Eric Nicolas, director global brand innovation & design, InterContinental Hotels Group
Rebecca Williamson, director, brand experience, Holiday Inn Americas
Sam Suleman, principal & executive vice president, Equinox Hospitality
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Conference Theater B (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Accredited Session = 0.1 CEU IDCEC or 1 AIA LU

Designers and clients continue to move to the same side of the table. Getting the best results is becoming a dialogue. Here, leading owners and designers outline how to talk that talk and build a strong vision that results in an attention-getting project.

MODERATOR
Mary Scoviak, executive editor, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
Christian Schnyder, owner and principal, Beleco
Dane Patunoff, director, development & construction, KHP Capital Partners
Nahid Hamzei, director of asset management , Westmont Hospitality Group
Theresa Fatino, principal, Theresa Fatino Design
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Conference Theater A (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Accredited Session = 0.1 CEU IDCEC or 1 AIA LU

You love your design. But, how do you make sure guests and clients “like” it? Industry insiders dish on how to craft spaces that wow in person and through a smartphone screen.

MODERATOR
Mary Scoviak, executive editor, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
David Shove-Brown, partner, //3877

Kellie Sirna, founder, Studio 11 Design
Sue Firestone, founder/chairman, SFA Design

*Accredited Session = 0.1 CEU IDCEC or 1 AIA LU
**Accredited Session = 0.1 CEU IDCEC or 1 AIA HSW LU