The 12th iteration, on 13-14 November, of BDNY – Boutique Design New York, the leading trade fair and conference for hospitality’s boutique and lifestyle design community. BDNY pushes design boundaries with creative sources, business connections, and inspiring ideas (register here for a complimentary ticket using code IFDM).
Besides the presentations of products and services of about 550 exhibitors, the event offers analytical encounters and initiatives to promptly respond to the needs of a changing industry (hotels, restaurants, spas and casinos), addressing demanding, well-informed and aware users.
“Given the impact our industry has experienced over the past 36 months, the opportunity to gather in person, view the latest products and offerings, celebrate top hospitality leaders, and hear effective business strategies has never been more critical,” says Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, Senior Vice-President, Design Group, Emerald. “Our goal for BDNY is to be a source of inspiration and out-of-box thinking to help attendees navigate our ever-evolving industry.”
One of the main features of the program are the “Designed Spaces,” locations created by the most important brands, like lounges, cafés and gathering points scattered in the entire area of the fair, where visitors can discover the offerings of the exhibitors. Not to be missed: Revive by Element, with its sustainable Nordic aesthetic, the biophilic philosophy of ReWild by Westin, the Better-Verse space by DLR Group based on the idea of a timeless garden, and the Argentine style of Posta by WorldHotels Crafted Collection.
“BDNY remains the pinnacle experience for hospitality leaders, designers and the industry at large. Thanks to informative talks and opportunities to meet and mingle, BDNY participants will benefit from lasting experiences in 2022 and beyond,” says Kevin Gaffney, Group Show Director and Vice-President of Emerald.
In this framework, there are many encounters with multidisciplinary experts: the topics of the talks range from the new approaches driving the industry in New York, to a question-answer forum on what clients expect in the post-Covid era; new criteria of inclusion and sustainability; and the feminine vision of hospitality, with design for new contexts such as the metaverse. The complete program can be seen online.
Making a comeback is BDNY Meet, the platform for targeted meetings between exhibitors and attendees. New this year, BDNY Design Spotters asks influential designers to tout favorite product finds direct from the Fair floor via Instagram.
On November 11, the 33rd annual Platinum Circle Awards gala, presented by Hospitality Design and celebrating the careers of seven distinguished industry professionals, will take place at Gotham Hall. And on November 14, Cipriani on 42nd Street will host the prize ceremony of the Gold Key Awards, announcing the winners in 24 categories (from best restaurant to best resort and best suite).