*Written by: Catarina Santos
Boutique Design New York (BDNY), presented by Boutique Design, is the leading trade fair for the hospitality & leisure design industry, held in New York City on an annual basis. Ranked as the fastest growing trade fair in the United States, BDNY brings together thought leaders from all sectors of the hospitality design community to explore what’s new and what’s next. Whether the latest FF&E or the most compelling conference topic, if it matters to the hospitality design world, it’s happening at BDNY.
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With its emphasis on style-led, boutique exhibit spaces, BDNY creates a forum for conversations between design teams and manufacturers. More than 600 curated displays covering 80,000 net sq. ft. offer a gallery of furnishings, lighting, fabrics, wall coverings, flooring, carpeting, bath and spa, accessories, artwork and more. Attendees can get up close and personal with the products that create the wow in hotels, restaurants, spas, clubs and cruise ships around the world and the decision makers who create them.
Modeled after the lifestyle hotels profiled in every issue of Boutique Design magazine, BDNY’s trade fair floor is a gathering space for networking, learning and relaxing. Innovative Designed Spaces give attendees and exhibitors a place to kick back, catch up or just people/product watch in areas created by some of the best-known design firms in the industry.
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BDNY’s extensive conference programming puts attendees in touch with the visionaries who are reshaping the future of the industry. Designers, hoteliers and other experts drill down into topics that will change the definition of what makes good design into great design. Signature sessions such as Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality and Brand Central and CEU-accredited panels put attendees in the same room with influencers who are making design history.
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Networking is on the menu at a variety of special events at BDNY from the opening reception to the NEWH Green Voices session, the BD/ISHP Owners Grill and, capping off the show, the gala that recognizes the winners and finalists of the year’s Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design.