We’re just over two months away from HD Americas, coming up September 16th-17th at the Miami Beach Convention Center. I’m looking forward to experiencing for the first time our Latin American and Caribbean-focused event, partially because I’m a former Miami resident (before I realized that my too-fair skin tone means I won’t ever be a beach bum), but mostly because I’m excited about the great conference sessions that our editorial director, Michael Adams, has been planning.
Here are a couple of highlights:
Miami at the Moment
Long a design hub, Miami has been enjoying an upsurge of creativity and energy in hospitality design. Meet designers whose work has been brightening the city’s distinctive landscape.
Peter Oleck, ADD Inc
Malcom Berg, Edge of Architecture (EoA)
George Scammell, Wyndham Worldwide
Will Meyer, Meyer Davis Studio
Meg Sharpe, Meg Sharpe Interiors
Showing How It’s Done: Four Case Studies
Top-flight designers describe in detail their current major projects in the area, including choices, challenges, and rewards. Properties that will be covered include Land’s End Cabo San Lucas; Mukul on Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast; the American Trade Hotel in Panama; Chileno Resort and Residences, Los Cabos, Mexico; and SLS Hotel, Bahamar, Bahamas.
Paul Duesing, Paul Duesing Partners
Gulla Jonsdottir, G+ Gulla Jonsdottir Design
Sergio Saenz, HKS
Brad Wilson, Ace Hotel Group
Keynote Speaker: Arthur Casas
Also plan on joining us for our keynote presentation with eminent Brazilian architect Arthur Casas. We recently posed five questions to Casas as a preview of his headlining talk.
And, don’t forget that we are now accepting submissions for the annual Best of Americas competition, presented by Hospitality Design (HD) magazine and open only to products making their debut on the HD Americas show floor this year.
Judges will select up to 10 winning products, so make sure to submit your entries by Monday, August 4th at 5 p.m. EST. Find the entry form and additional details here. Best of luck!