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
Glenn Haussman, president, Rouse Media & No Vacancy podcast host

PANELISTS
Barry Nidiffer, executive vice president - development management, The Chartres Lodging Group
Bernie Siegal, principal, KSL Capital Partners
Jeff Ning, senior vice president, Dalian Wanda Commerical Properties Co. Ltd
Nick Chini, managing principal, Bainbridge
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Conference Theater B (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Accredited Session = 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, 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 = 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
Matt Hall, Editor, Boutique Design

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
Stephen Apking, interior design partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Take a walk into fertile new ground for mixing illusion and interiors as you discover how to make magic in a pop-up space.

MODERATOR
Oriana Lerner, contributing editor, Boutique Design

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 extension 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, The Zislis Group
Vicki Poulos, sr global 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

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 curve 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 Communcations; faculty, Boston University School of Hospitality

PANELISTS
Amy Hulbert, managing director, design, Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Cameron Schmitt, vice president of design and construction, Dakota Development a Divison of SBE Entertainment Group
Emily Keip, studio head, regional vice president, Amerians 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 = 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, founder, Hospitality Design Specialist

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
2:00 PM - 3:00 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 Goldberg, director, sales and marketing, 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 does the guest room of 2020 look like? Get a look into the crystal ball with no-holds-barred forecast.

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

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
Matt Hall, Editor, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
Christian Schnyder, owner and principal, Beleco
Richard McCormack, president, Studio McCormack
Robert Polacek, chief creative officer and 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 = 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’s 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 - technical services, Holland America Group
Jules Wilson, principal interior designer, Jules Wilson I.D.
Kirk Nix, founder, KNA Design
Mike Stewart, global director of design, YWS Design and Architecture
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

MODERATOR
Oriana Lerner, contributing editor, Boutique Design

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 Architecture + Design
Jackson Butler, senior associate, studio director, EDG Architecture + Design
Jennifer Johanson, chief executive office, EDG Architecture + Design
Julie Compagno, graphic design director. senior associate, EDG 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
David Kuperberg, chief development officer, Dream Hotel
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

Boutique Design signature event, presented in partnership with NEWH, this session brings together women thought leaders in hospitality design, 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 Colleen Smith 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, senior vice president, acquisitions & business development, HVMG
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, chief executive officer, Cachet Hospitality Group
Rob Blood, chief executive officer, Lark Hotels
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Conference Theater B (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Accredited Session = 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, assocaite 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, Rockbridge
Molly McDonald, designer, Looney and Assocaites
Noel Chitwood, president, Lacquer Craft
Ola Harrysson, professor, North Carolina State University
Victoria Robertson, student, Seminole State College
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Display #747 (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Breaking down the confusion on lighting choices: what is circadian lighting, and what’s available? What are the latest advances in lighting technology, and is there a better light than the LED? Understand the foot-candle, how to mitigate glare on surfaces, and learn more about decorative vs feature lighting.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Display #747 (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

LEED ND: LEED for Neighborhoods & Developments. Understanding the variables of mixed use site, including a major renovation to an existing hotel, 2 new condo towers, and multiple retail pavilions – all under the lens of sustainability.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Display #747 (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
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 Goldberg, director, sales and marketing, 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 trends and why. Those who engage with their customers will have the knowledge to build lasting relationship and real loyalty for lifelong guest.

MODERATOR
Mary Scoviak, executive editor, Boutique Design

PANELISTS
Barry Nidiffer, executive vice president - development management, The Chartres Lodging Group
Dan Welborn, principal, global design, The Gettys Group
Daniel Hyde, vice president design, development, and construction, Pacifica Hotels
Lorraine Francis, 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
Oriana Lerner, contributing editor, Boutique Design

2:00 PM - 3:00 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 Dynmaics, Inc.
Neil Locke, principal, Neil Locke & Associates

PANELISTS
Brad Nichols, senior vice president, development and construction, Geolo Capital
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 = 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 = 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
Theresa Fatino, principal, Theresa Fatino Design
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

MIDNIGHT GARDEN, Display #947 (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 Goldberg, director, sales and marketing, Benjamin West
Lora Spran, manager interior design, NBC Universal Creative Studio

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

FACE2FACE IN A DESIGNED SPACE: P3 DESIGN COLLECTIVE

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

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Conference Theater A (ON THE TRADE FAIR FLOOR)

Accredited Session = 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
Hussain Kamal, associate vice president, Wimberly Interiors/WATG
Kellie Sirna, founder, Studio 11 Design
Sue Firestone, founer/chairman, SFA Design