Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

August 24 + 25, 2021

Sessions marked with an asterisk (*) require a full conference or experience pass to attend. All other sessions are free.

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  • Tuesday, May 5
  • Wednesday, May 6
  • Thursday, May 7
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  • HD Learning Lounge
  • HD Park
  • HD Theater
  • HD Wellness Pavilion
  • South Pacific Ballroom E
  • South Pacific Ballroom F
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  • Brand
  • Budget
  • Business of Design
  • Case Studies
  • Competition
  • Conversations
  • Deep Dive
  • Forecast
  • Interactive
  • Keynote Conversation
  • Networking
  • NEWH Green Voice
  • Owners' Roundtable
  • Renovation
  • Wellness
  • What Clients Want

Tuesday, May 5

10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

10:00 AM
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11:00 AM

*What Clients Want: Ask the Hotel Brands

John Leary | Principal-- Design + Construction, IHG

Larry Traxler | Senior Vice President – Global Design, Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Linda Laucirica | Senior Director, Design & Project Management, Marriott International

Helen Jorgensen | Vice President, Design and Procurement, Host Hotels

Gary Dollens | Global Head Design/Product & Brand Development, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Location: HD Theater

10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

10:00 AM
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11:00 AM

*Cruise Case Studies: Rethinking Marine

Ayesha Khan | Senior Interior Designer, Jeffrey Beers International

Paris M. Swann | AVP, Architectural Design, Celebrity Cruises, Newbuilding & Innovation | Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Petu Kummala | Senior Director, Interior Design & Architecture, New Builds and Refurbishments, Carnival Cruise Line

Location: HD Learning Lounge

10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

10:00 AM
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11:00 AM

Emerging Trends:  Leading-Edge Concepts in Wellbeing

Location: HD Wellness Pavilion

11:15 AM- 11:45 AM

11:15 AM
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11:45 AM

11:15 AM- 11:45 AM

11:15 AM
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11:45 AM

Interactive: Hospitality's Modular Future

Dennis Shelden | Director, Digital Building Laboratory Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Location: HD Park

11:15 AM- 12:15 PM

11:15 AM
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12:15 PM

Emerging Trends: Senior Living—What’s Next

Lorena Gaxiola | Founding Principal, LG Design

Gerry Jue | Principal & Owner, BAMO

Shawn Basler | Co-CEO and Executive Director, Perkins Eastman

Jennifer Silvis | Editor in Chief , Healthcare Design and Environments for Aging Magazine

Location: HD Wellness Pavilion

11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

11:30 AM
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12:30 PM

*Emerging Trends: Hospitality Hybrids

Dan Mazzarini | Principal, BHDM

Tal Zvi Nathanel | CEO, SHOWFIELDS

Nina Etnier | Partner, Float Studio

Cindi Kato | Vice President, CRTKL

Location: HD Theater

11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

11:30 AM
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12:30 PM

*Conversations: Women in Design

Rika Lisslo | Vice President Development Americas, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Nimisha Patel | Partner, Vue Hotels

Kia Weatherspoon | ASID, President, Interior Design Advocate, Determined by Design

Aliya Khan | VP, Global Design Strategies, AC, aloft, element, Moxy, Marriott International

Location: HD Learning Lounge

12:15 PM- 12:45 PM

12:15 PM
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12:45 PM

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

12:30 PM
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1:30 PM

Can Biophilia Improve the Guest Experience?

Lorraine Francis | Design Principal, Cadiz Collaboration

Brian Vickery | Senior Director Design & Construction, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Cindy Kaufman | Director of Marketing, Interface Hospitality

Bill Browning | Partner , Terrapin Bright Green

Nancie Min | Design Director, Clodagh Design International

Location: HD Wellness Pavilion

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

1:00 PM
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2:00 PM

*Emerging Trends: Global Influences Beyond Hospitality

Location: HD Theater

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

1:00 PM
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2:00 PM

*CapEx Bootcamp: Interactive Insight on Design Spending

Guy Lindsay | Vice President of Construction, Virgin Hotels

Stephen Galbreath | Chief Development Officer Head of Design & Construction, Garfield Public/Private

Chad Sorensen | Managing Director, Warnick and Company

Alan Benjamin | President, Benjamin West

Bryan Thrush | Vice President - Capital Expenditures, Host Hotels & Resorts

Location: HD Learning Lounge

1:15 PM- 1:45 PM

1:15 PM
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1:45 PM

1:15 PM- 1:45 PM

1:15 PM
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1:45 PM

Interactive: Outdoors--Hospitality Spaces Beyond Walls

Todd Wynne-Parry | Chief Growth Officer, AutoCamp

Location: HD Park

2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

2:00 PM
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3:00 PM

HD Keynote: What I've Learned (free session)

Stacy Shoemaker Rauen | Editor in Chief, Hospitality Design magazine, Senior Vice President, Design Group, Emerald

Location: South Pacific Ballroom E

2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

2:00 PM
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3:00 PM

Emerging Trends: The Carbon-Free Future of Hospitality

Eric Corey Freed | Senior Vice President, Sustainability, CannonDesign

Location: HD Wellness Pavilion

2:30 PM- 3:00 PM

2:30 PM
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3:00 PM

3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

3:00 PM
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4:00 PM

*What Clients Want: Ask the F+B Brands

Jason Strauss | Managing Partner, TAO Group

Location: HD Theater

3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

3:00 PM
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4:00 PM

*Emerging Trends: Home Sharing 2.0

Chung-Man Tam | CEO, 2nd Address

Mari Balestrazzi | Director of Operations, Environments, Airbnb

Location: HD Learning Lounge

3:15 PM- 4:15 PM

3:15 PM
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4:15 PM

Hospitality on Edge: Climate Chaos, Wellbeing and What’s Next

Joe Eikelberner | COO, Benjamin West

Michael Suomi | President, Suomi Design Works

Helen Jorgensen | Vice President, Design and Procurement, Host Hotels

Location: HD Wellness Pavilion

3:30 PM- 4:00 PM

3:30 PM
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4:00 PM

4:00 PM- 4:30 PM

4:00 PM
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4:30 PM

Wednesday, May 6

8:30 AM- 9:45 AM

8:30 AM
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9:45 AM

*NEWH Young Entrepreneurs Breakfast

Dan Mazzarini | Principal, BHDM

Griz Dwight | Principal & Owner , GrizForm Design Architects

Tenaya Hills | Interior Designer, Bunkhouse Group

Ashley Stempler | Director of Interior Design, Provenance Hotels

Location: South Pacific Ballroom F

10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

10:00 AM
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11:00 AM

Deep Dive: Spa Design for Health, and Healthy ROI

Lynn Curry | President & Co-Owner, Resources For Leisure Assets

Gene Budler | VP Project Development, DCK Worldwide

Michael Kollin | Founder, President & CEO, Kollin Altomare Architects

Location: HD Wellness Pavilion

10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

10:00 AM
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11:30 AM

HD/ISHP Town Hall: Owners' Roundtable (free session)

Pilar Rodriguez | Senior Vice President of Buildings, Engineering & Environment, NH Hotel Group

Wade Fischer | SVP -- Design & Construction, Aimbridge Hospitality

Gonzalo Bustamante | Executive Vice President Design and Development, MGM Resorts International

Greg O'Stean | Chief Development Officer, Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Emily Keip | Vice President Design Services Americas, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Laura Klinkose | Vice President, The Carroll Adams Group

Barry Nidiffer | Founder, Development Manager, Barry Partners, LLC

Kristina Fischer | Director of Design, G6 Hospitality

John Leary | Principal-- Design + Construction, IHG

Amie Marben | Director of Development, Relevant Group

Barry Sullivan | Director Luxury and Lifestyle, Hilton Worldwide

Chad Sorensen | Managing Director, Warnick and Company

Rebecca Weinstein | Vice President Design & Construction, Highgate Hotels

Vinay Patel | Treasurer & Founder, AAHOA & Fairbrook Hotels

Molly Swyers | Chief Design Officer, 21c Museum Hotels

Amy Hulbert | Vice President, Boutique and Upscale Brands, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts

Brad Nichols | SVP, Development and Construction, Geolo Capital

Larry Traxler | Senior Vice President – Global Design, Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Aliya Khan | VP, Global Design Strategies, AC, aloft, element, Moxy, Marriott International

Mark Boekenheide | SVP, Global Development, Las Vegas Sands Corporation

Jim Merkel | Chief Executive Officer, Rockbridge

Jennifer Mehra | Design Manager, Global Interior Design , Wyndham Hotel Group

Leo Eskenazi | Vice President Architecture and Design, Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Michael Fuerstman | Co-founder and Creative Director, Pendry Hotels

Bryan Thrush | Vice President - Capital Expenditures, Host Hotels & Resorts

Linda Laucirica | Senior Director, Design & Project Management, Marriott International

Stacy Shoemaker Rauen | Editor in Chief, Hospitality Design magazine, Senior Vice President, Design Group, Emerald

Carl Long | Senior Vice President, Purchasing Management International

Sam Suleman | Principal & Executive Vice President, Equinox Hospitality

Dane Patunoff | Director of Development & Construction, KHP Capital Partners

David McCaslin | Executive Vice President , Hersha Hospitality

Erik Warner | Principal, Eagle Point Hotel Partners

Bashar Wali | President, Provenance Hotels

Shirli Sensenbrenner | Senior Vice President, Design + Development Services, CoralTree Hospitality Group

Helen Jorgensen | Vice President, Design and Procurement, Host Hotels

John Cooper | Principal, Executive Vice President, Stormont Hospitality Group

Gary Dollens | Global Head Design/Product & Brand Development, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Dana Kalczak | Vice President Design, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Mari Balestrazzi | Director of Operations, Environments, Airbnb

Brad Wilson | President , ACE Hotel Group

Bruce Ford | Senior Vice President/ Director of Global Business Development, Lodging Econometrics

Les Faulk | Design Solutionist – Capital Projects & Development Support, IHG

Location: South Pacific Ballroom E

10:30 AM- 11:30 AM

10:30 AM
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11:30 AM

*Restoring and Renovating: What's Old Is New Again

Jeffrey Beers | Founder, Jeffrey Beers International

Ed Bakos | CEO, Champalimaud Design

Sara Duffy | Principal, Stonehill Taylor Architects

Location: HD Theater

11:30 AM- 12:00 PM

11:30 AM
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12:00 PM

Designing the Ultimate Guest Sleep Experience

JD Velilla | Head of Sleep Experience, Serta Simmons Bedding

Location: HD Wellness Pavilion

11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

11:30 AM
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12:30 PM

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

12:00 PM
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1:00 PM

*Emerging Trends: Travel--Millennial Mindset, Overtourism, Geopolitics, Immersion + Beyond

Patrick Mayock | Senior Director, Research & Development, STR

Raj Chandnani | Chief Developmemnt Officer, WATG

Location: HD Learning Lounge

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

12:00 PM
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1:00 PM

*Conversations: Design Leaders on What's Next

Beth Campbell | CEO, Wilson Associates

Meghann Day | Partner, HBA / Hirsch Bedner Associates

Greg Keffer | Partner, Rockwell Group

Location: HD Theater

12:15 PM- 1:15 PM

12:15 PM
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1:15 PM

Interactive: Design Marketing + Strategy--What Works Now

Michael Tavani | Co-Founder, M18

Cherie Bustamante | President, Fog+Apple

Christine Abbate | President, Novità Communications

Location: HD Park

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

12:30 PM
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1:30 PM

Emerging Trends: Leading-Edge Concepts in Wellbeing

Carolyn Tucker | Managing Director, Interior Architects

Ashley Wilkins | Founder, Islyn Studio

Kane Sarhan | Co-founder & CCO, The Well

Shelly Lynch-Sparks | Founder and Principal, Hyphen

Alissa Ponchione | Executive Editor, Hospitality Design magazine

Location: HD Wellness Pavilion

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

1:00 PM
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2:00 PM

1:15 PM- 2:15 PM

1:15 PM
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2:15 PM

HD Keynote: What I've Learned (free session)

Stacy Shoemaker Rauen | Editor in Chief, Hospitality Design magazine, Senior Vice President, Design Group, Emerald

Location: South Pacific Ballroom E

2:00 PM- 2:30 PM

2:00 PM
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2:30 PM

Interactive: Hospitality Meets 'Retailtainment'

Jessie Dowd | Editor in Chief, design:retail

Location: HD Park

2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

2:00 PM
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3:00 PM

NEWH Green Voice presents: Understanding the Value of Material Transparency

Stacey Olson | Fitwel Ambassador, EcoDistrict AP, Senior Associate | Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler

Cara Rude | Principal, McCool Carlson Green Architecture I Design (MCG)

Location: HD Wellness Pavilion

2:30 PM- 3:30 PM

2:30 PM
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3:30 PM

*Check In: Lifestyle Meets Luxury

Barry Sullivan | Director Luxury and Lifestyle, Hilton Worldwide

Michael Fuerstman | Co-founder and Creative Director, Pendry Hotels

Brad Wilson | President , ACE Hotel Group

Location: HD Theater

2:30 PM- 3:30 PM

2:30 PM
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3:30 PM

*Emerging Trends: F+B 2020

Marion Emmanuelle | Co-Managing Director, Brand Bureau

Donnie Madia | Partner, One Off Hospitality

Jason Maringola | Director of Design Interior Architecture , STREETSENSE

Jeremy Levitt | Principal, Parts and Labor Design

Location: HD Learning Lounge

2:30 PM- 3:30 PM

2:30 PM
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3:30 PM

3:00 PM- 3:30 PM

3:00 PM
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3:30 PM

Interactive: HD NextGen Meet-up

Location: HD Park

3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

3:00 PM
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4:00 PM

NEWH Green Voice presents: Emerging Trends in Technology

Nicole LeClaire Hammer | Senior Associate, WSP USA

Joshua Radoff | Director, Built Ecology Practice, WSP USA

Location: HD Wellness Pavilion

4:00 PM- 4:30 PM

4:00 PM
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4:30 PM

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

4:00 PM
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5:00 PM

*HD2020 Development Forecast

Greg O'Stean | Chief Development Officer, Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Bruce Ford | Senior Vice President/ Director of Global Business Development, Lodging Econometrics

Location: HD Theater

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

4:00 PM
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5:00 PM

*HD Product Battle

Location: HD Learning Lounge

4:15 PM- 4:30 PM

4:15 PM
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4:30 PM

Mindful Meditation: Be Time

Carla Hammond | CEO and Founder, Be Time Practice

Location: HD Wellness Pavilion

Thursday, May 7

10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

10:00 AM
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11:00 AM

10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

10:00 AM
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11:00 AM

WELL Primer: Everything You Need to Know about WELL and Why It Matters

Karen Quintana | Vice President, Digital Product Lead, International WELL Building Institute

Location: HD Wellness Pavilion

11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

11:30 AM
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12:30 PM

*Emerging Trends: Brands to Watch

Location: HD Theater

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