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Hospitality Design (HD) magazine, published 10 times a year, is the premier trade magazine serving the field of hospitality design. It connects owners, operators, purchasing agents, designers, and architects involved in the design of hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise ships, nightclubs/lounges, spas, and all other hospitality-oriented projects. HD continues its 30-plus-year mission to publish the accomplishments of various design teams that collaborate to bring the most innovative examples of new construction and renovation to the industry.

Hospitality Design links buyers and sellers through various trade shows, conferences, products, services, and awards:

  Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo):
The preeminent trade show for the hospitality design industry takes place May 13-15th, 2015, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Manufacturers get the opportunity to reach hospitality design professionals face-to-face, display/introduce products, and build relationships, while attendees see the newest and best products on the market, listen to compelling panel discussions, and network and socialize. See photos from the 2014 HD Expo.

  Hospitality Design Summit (HD Summit): An exclusive invitation-only conference where top hospitality design executives gather in a thought camp environment to  gain inspiration and insight from visionary speakers from outside the industry, hone their leadership skills, and connect with industry peers. 

  HD Americas (formerly HD Boutique): With the growing number of buyers and projects in the Caribbean, and South and Central America, we’ve gone beyond our borders into new territory with a new focus. Plus, we’ve expanded our booth sizes. See photos from the 2013 HD Americas.

  Hospitality Design Awards for Creative Achievement: The annual program’s categories, developed by a panel of prominent designers, offer both a departure from other awards programs and creative opportunities for entrants. An awards ceremony honoring the 2014 winners and finalists selected by prestigious industry judges took place June 4th at the Grand Hyatt New York, and both winners and finalists were featured in the June issue of HD. View 2014 winners. 

Platinum Circle: Every year this lifetime achievement award is given to individuals who make a significant contribution in the field of hospitality design. For the 26th year, the gala honoring these individuals will take place at the Conrad New York on November 11th, 2014. Learn about the past honorees here.

  IIDA/HD Product Design Awards: Co-sponsored by HD and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), these awards are held in conjunction with the annual HD Expo to recognize quality design. Winners will be featured in the Show Daily, delivered at HD Expo, and in the July issue of HD. View past winners here.

  Best of Americas Product Design Competition and Awards: Sponsored by HD, these awards honor the most innovative products on the HD Americas’ show floor. For an entry form, please click here or contact Alissa Ponchione, associate editor, at 646.668.3749 or

  CitySCENE: Next Generation Networking. A cocktail/networking party that travels to eight cities in 2014, connecting the local hospitality design market.

Wave of the Future: For more than a decade, we have annually honored a handful of designers, architects, and owners as our Wave of the Future, those who are young enough to be considered visionary, but tested enough to be accomplished. This year, we have compiled another stellar group: director of design Audra Tuskes, director of design of Commune Hotels and Resorts; principals Stacy Elliston and Kellie Sirna of Studio 11 Design; vice president of design Heather Maloney of design at King and Grove; senior vice president of brand development Brendan McNamara of Hampshire Hotels, Vikram Chatwal Hotels, and Dream Hotels; principal Josh Held of Josh Held Design; and director of design Colin Seah, director of Ministry of Design. Look out for coverage of them in our June issue, and attendees and sponsors of the newly launched NextGen Forum, June 12-13th at theWit Hotel Chicago, heard them live during a panel discussion. 


Editorial Submission Guidelines


The following are required to be considered for a feature in the magazine:

  • Opened within the past 12-18 months
  • At least five hi-res (at least 300 dpi) architectural photos of the space (no people, food, brochure-style shots)

Please send hi-res images and a brief design description on a MAC-formatted CD to:

Stacy Shoemaker Rauen
Executive Editor
85 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004

Please note that Hospitality Design has a strict exclusivity policy. The project submitted must not have been published in any design magazine (i.e., Interior Design, Hotel Design, Boutique Design) as a feature layout in the U.S.


  • Introduced within the past 12 months.
  • At least one hi-res (at least 300 dpi) product photo

Please send hi-res images and a brief product description on a MAC-formatted CD to:

Alissa Ponchione
Associate Editor/Products Editor
Ph: 646.654.4410


Our mailboxes fill up fast! Please do not send unsolicited attachments via email.

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Hospitality Design magazine is your source for current hotel industry trends. From nightclub designs to innovative hotel design concepts, Hospitality Design delivers the hotel industry news you need to stay ahead of the curve. Subscribe to Hospitality Design and learn the intricacies of designing for a multitude of businesses.

hdtalks: the interviews

During HD Expo 2014, Hospitality Design’s Michael Adams sat down with HBA’s Michael Bedner to talk about his half-century in the hospitality design industry. View the video.



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Hospitality Design is the leading interior design industry publication and established web resource in the business. Providing comprehensive reporting on hotel industry
news and exclusive coverage of the latest ecological-friendly green hotels and bar designs, HD Magazine keeps you updated on the latest hotel trends in technology
and innovative interior design ideas. From recent hotel renovations and openings to award-winning luxury hotels and hotel construction projects, HD Magazine
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