Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

August 24 + 25, 2021

special features

hd/hilton's the box design competition

Hospitality Design and Hilton have partnered again in 2020 for a one-of-a-kind design challenge. Dubbed the Box, the 2019 competition featured 11 top hospitality design firms charged with dreaming up the next iteration of the lifestyle guestroom, in just 24 hours, using products from supporting sponsors.

Get a behind the scenes look at the competition and buildout process.



the hd theater

You asked, and we delivered. This year we are bringing most of the conference sessions to the show floor. Between the HD Theater and the Learning Lounge, it’s a 360-degree look at the hospitality design industry—the trends, influencers, and projects you need to know about to stay on top of your game.

The goal:  an inspiring few days of conversations and deep dives.



the learning lounge

A smaller, more intimate space than the HD Theater, the Learning Lounge is another area for you to gain inspiration from the visionaries and rising stars influencing the industry.  And if you’re looking for CEU credits, it’s another location to find them.





hd park

Experience is key in today’s market, and outdoor tented camps and glamping resorts are leading the charge, creating immersive, one-with-nature excursions for those looking for something beyond the traditional hotel model. We decided to recreate a bit of that magic with the HD Park. Come connect with a colleague, listen to a fireside chat, grab food from one of the food trucks, or play a bit of corn hole in our indoor camp.


social hub

Hospitality Design magazine’s home base invites you to lounge, recharge, and connect. Crafted each year by a different designer, the Social Hub features intimate, 30-minute conversations throughout the day that cover various top-of-mind topics. From industry leaders talking about how to make a difference in hospitality to how they have expanded their practice internationally, hear firsthand about their thought process, challenges, opportunities, and recent successes.


wellness pavilion

Curated by Hospitality Design magazine, in partnership with the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), sessions delve into the trends, market sectors, and innovations driving the growth of the $4.2 trillion wellness industry. Sessions at the pavilion will showcase not only the big brands integrating wellness and sustainability, but also the upstarts redefining the market.


the hd passport cash giveaway

Win $10,000 for simply exploring innovative products. Pick up a passport from registration, and collect 12 unique stamps around the show floor. Once your passport is full, drop it off at the Wellness Pavilion, where the winner will be drawn. You must be present to win. See the full contest terms and conditions.

Explore, learn, connect, network—and have a little fun.

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