BDwest delivers on both the practical and experiential aspects of hospitality design, with unique gathering spaces, design challenges and other special features on the trade fair floor.


DESIGNED SPACES

See the latest FF&E innovations in the context of uber-inspiring Designed Spaces—bars, cafes, lounges and other “hospitality hubs”—each created by a leading hospitality design firm using exhibitor/sponsor products. Designed Spaces are your destination for Interactive educational sessions as well as face time with manufacturers and industry colleagues.


HOSPITALITY FASHION CHALLENGE

This utterly unique, annual design competition benefiting NEWH, challenges design teams from some of hospitality’s hottest design firms to craft couture fashions from exhibitor-donated FF&E samples. The competition culminates at the Hospitality Fashion Challenge Runway Event held at Exchange LA as each design firm unveils their couture fashions.


BEST OF BDNY PRODUCT DESIGN COMPETITION

Exhibiting manufacturer’s submit exciting new products to be judged by a jury of 3-4 design professionals. Winners/finalists will be awarded the morning of March 14th. Attendees should keep an eye out for “Best of BDNY” signs on the exhibit floor. The Best of BDNY is intended to recognize the manufacturers of the year’s most innovative new products for hospitality interiors. Winners/finalists will be posted online early on March 14th.