BDNY Announces New Talks and Signature Designed Spaces
October 5, 2023
This fall, Boutique Design New York (BDNY), the trade fair and conference for hospitality’s boutique and lifestyle design community, returns to Manhattan’s Javits Center with two days of lively and robust programming and the latest design-focused products. Held Nov. 12-13, the annual gathering invites architects, interior designers, owner/operators, purchasing agents, hoteliers and restaurateurs, developers and brands to view the latest product launches from 650 exhibitors, reach new and powerful decision-makers, be inspired by signature Designed Spaces created by influential hotel brands and designers, and glean wisdom from some of the industry’s most talented and sought-after figures.
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“Following the success of last year’s conference and trade fair, we are thrilled to again introduce exceptional content—specifically talks with today’s leaders and up-and-comers and signature Designed Spaces,” said Keisha Byrd, brand leader, BDNY. “As the hospitality industry, particularly boutique and lifestyle hospitality, continues to thrive, it is critical that we continue to provide a platform that celebrates the products, projects and personalities that allow our industry to stand out. Our goal for BDNY is to continue to be a source of inspiration, strategy, networking and immersive experiences.”
A major attraction at BDNY each year is the unveiling of its four signature Designed Spaces. These unique concepts allow attendees to experience the latest in hospitality interiors in the context of sophisticated lounges, cafés and other gathering spaces throughout the exhibit floor. Each space is created by a leading hospitality design team using products from multiple BDNY exhibitors/sponsors with stunning results.
Engaging talks from the hospitality industry’s rising stars, thought leaders, moguls and mavericks, will take place on the Mainstage, in the Hub, the NEWH booth and throughout the four Designed Spaces.
For the full agenda and conference line up, click here.
On Monday, Nov. 13, BDNY will host its 43rd annual Gold Key Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street, where winners in 22 project categories—from fine dining and resort to luxury hotel and senior living—will be revealed. The Gold Key Awards will also present the Judges’ So Cool and its coveted Designer of the Year awards. The gala event will also honor the rising design stars of the 2023 Boutique 18 class and BD’s Up-and-Coming Hoteliers of the year.
The 34th-annual Platinum Circle Awards Gala, hosted by Hospitality Design magazine, will take place on Friday, Nov. 10, at Gotham Hall in New York, feting five hospitality leaders for lifetime achievement: Martin Brudnizki, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio; Ted Carroll, the Carroll Adams Group; Raul Leal, SH Hotels & Resorts; Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Flag Luxury; and Libby Sims Patrick, Sims Patrick Studio. NEWH CEO Shelia Lohmiller will be honored with the Manfred Steinfeld Humanitarian Award.
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