Attendee Registration Opens for BDwest 2016

Charting double-digit growth each year since its 2013 debut in San Diego, BDwest is moving to larger quarters at the L.A. Convention Center for its 2016 run. The move to L.A. enables the western hospitality design community to convene in an international cultural center that’s home to many of our industry’s leading design and architecture firms, not to mention a burgeoning creative class, said Michelle Finn, president of Hospitality Media Group (HMG), which produces BDwest and sister trade fair BDNY….


Venus Williams Aces BDNY

The tennis star/interior designer served up inspiration and information in a motivational keynote at our sixth annual East Coast trade fair. The minute Venus Williams walked into the room to deliver the keynote for the Boutique Design Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality panel discussion at Boutique Design New York 2015, pretty much every one of the 250-plus attendees was buzzing for their Instagram moment, smartphone at the ready. The autograph line went out the door and Williams graciously said…


Boutique 18 Update: Christian Schulz

Now at [Studio Collective] in LA, Schulz explains how being named to the B18’s class of 2008 impacted his career. What changes have you seen in the design field since being named to the B18? Two main things: Clients are spending more money per square foot on their respective projects, and there’s also a lot more investments being made on projects in the U.S. That said, the lessons of past “big spending” and inflated budgets with little return in the…