Adjacent to this year’s HX: The Hotel Experience (formerly the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show) is the sixth annual Boutique Design New York (BDNY) trade fair and conference from November 8 to 9. HX and BDNY will both be held at the Javits Convention Center. More than 5,000 interior designers, architects, purchasing executives and hospitality owners/operators are expected to attend BDNY 2015. As with HX, BDNY will feature several “green” or sustainability-focused educational sessions. If you are attending BDNY next month, be sure to check them out. First, on November 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. is “Innovations in Energy and Water.” The moderator for the session will be Lorraine Francis, Regional Director of Hospitality Interiors for Gensler.
Speakers will include: Brian Hassig, CEO, High Touch Design Science; Kirby Brendsel, Associate Director Sustainability, Global Citizenship, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.; and Randy Gaines, Vice President Operations & New Project Development Americas, Hilton Worldwide.
From 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. on November 8, David Mahood, Co-Principal, Olive Hospitality Consulting, will lead a discussion on “Urban Landscaping, Community Gardens, and Central Parks: How to Add Value To Your Urban Hotel From The Experiences Of One Of The World’s Greatest Cities: New York.” The presentation is part of the NEWH Green Voice Conversations series. On November 9, also as part of the NEWH Green Voice Conversations series, the topic will be, “Designing to the Human Experience.” The moderator will be Lorraine Francis. The speaker will be Debra Duneier, Founder and President, EcoChi, LLC.
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