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Attendance

Record Attendance in LA

BDwest, the West Coast trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals, drew 2,400+ attendees to the Los Angeles Convention Center, March 31-April 1, marking a 60 percent increase in participation over the previous year. Exhibit space grew by 22 percent, to 41,500 net square feet, with 260 manufacturers and marketers showcasing furniture, fixtures, lighting, seating, wall coverings, accessories and other design elements for hospitality interiors. Michelle Finn, President, Hospitality Media Group, and SVP, ST Media Group, said the quality…


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2016 Best Product Design, Best Exhibit Winners

BDWEST ANNOUNCES 2016 BEST PRODUCT DESIGN, BEST EXHIBIT WINNERS Fourth annual West Coast trade fair and conference honors innovators in FF&E development and presentation, March 31-April 1, in Los Angeles Seventeen manufacturers of FF&E and other design elements for hospitality interiors received Best of BDwest Product Design Awards at Boutique Design West (BDwest), held March 31-April 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Eight BDwest exhibitors received Best Exhibit honors. The Best of BDwest Product Design Competition recognizes designers and…


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Who’s Going and Why You Should, Too

By Mary Scoviak Here’s why industry leaders and up-and-comers have our West Coast event on their calendars There are lots of reasons to come to BDwest March 31 – April 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. First, it’s our debut in LA—and not just any place in the City of Angels, but DTLA, with all of its development and urban energy. We’re making the most of that by getting attendees beyond some very cool velvet ropes, from a night…


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Designed Spaces at BDwest

BDWEST TO FEATURE CUSTOM ‘DESIGNED SPACES’ CREATED BY DESIGN POOLE, PUCCINI GROUP, DESIGN360 UNLIMITED AND STONEHILL & TAYLOR Collaborative spaces on exhibit floor will showcase FF&E and other design elements from exhibitors/sponsors at fourth annual BDwest trade fair and conference, March 31–April 1 in Los Angeles BDwest will feature four Designed Spaces created by leading hospitality design firms using furniture, lighting, fabric, flooring, wall coverings, art and other elements from BDwest exhibitors and sponsors. Interspersed among hard-wall exhibit spaces on…


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Conference Highlights

100+ DESIGNERS, HOTELIERS, OWNERS AND DEVELOPERS COMPRISE LARGEST-EVER BDWEST SPEAKER LINEUP Boutique Design’s fourth annual West Coast trade fair and conference to present 30+ interactive discussions and CEU sessions for hospitality design professionals, March 31-April 1 in Los Angeles More than 100 design and business leaders from the hospitality industry’s most respected hotel brands and architectural, design and purchasing firms will share their perspectives at the fourth annual Boutique Design West (BDwest) trade fair and conference, March 31-April 1, at…


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Boutique 18 Honorees Announced

Boutique Design magazine has selected the eleventh annual Boutique 18, its yearly roster of noteworthy, on-the-rise designers in the hospitality industry. The 2016 honorees will be inducted during a ceremony preceding the fourth annual Boutique Design West (BDwest) trade fair and conference, March 31-April 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Honorees will be feted at the BDwest Opening Reception Celebrating the Boutique 18 on Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, at the Conga Room at LA Live. Honorees…


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Fashion Challenge Design Teams Announced

Design teams participating in the NEWH Hospitality Fashion Challenge include:   Aria Group Architects – Oak Park, IL Bricolage – Santa Monica Diamond Interiors LA – Los Angeles EDG Design – Novato, CA ForrestPerkins – San Francisco Gensler – San Francisco HBA International – San Francisco HOK – NY Indidesign – Los Angeles Kay Lang + Associates – Los Angeles KMBR Architects – Vancouver, British Columbia KNA Design – Los Angeles Marriott International – Bethesda, MD Studio Partnership – Hunt…


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Fashion Challenge Judges Announced

One winner and one finalist will be determined by a panel of hospitality owners and developers. Judges for this year’s event include:   Michael Fuerstman – Co-Founder & Creative Director, Pendry Hotels / Montage Hotels & Resorts (Orange County) Daniel Hyde – VP of Design, Dev. & Construction, Pacifica Hotels (Santa Barbara) Paula Lemme – Head of Interior Design, All Inclusives Collection (Miami) Tiina Martin – Managing Director of Interior Design, Cachet Hotel Group (Hong Kong) David McCaslin – Executive…