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CONFERENCE ROUNDUP

BDwest

Photography by Inkling Creative Group
If you don't have a wellness expert on your team, train one, hire one
or put one on retainer. That's first and foremost on Boutique Design
editor in chief Mary Scoviak's compilation of conference highlights from
Boutique Design West (BDwest) 2019, which drew a bevy of hospitality's
most creative minds to Los Angeles in March. Read on for more of
Scoviak's key takeaways from the two-day trade fair and conference.
* Wellness tourism is growing over 6% annually. Big brands and
independents are rolling out new mind/body design platforms and
operations menus to tap into this robust guest market. Designers
need to understand how everything from in-room streaming workouts
to meditation pods in pre-function spaces will change the face of
design. Also on the syllabus: WELL building standards, biophilia
and biomimicry-the latter of which was discussed by moderator
Stacey Olson, southwest regional design resilience leader, Gensler,
and panelist Lorraine Francis, design principal, CADIZ Collaboration
during an NEWH Green Voice session.
* Take time to understand the unique requirements of cannabis-friendly
design. The legal marijuana industry in the U.S. was worth $10 billion
in 2018. Globally, that market could hit $146.4 billion by 2025. The
scope of design work for hospitality projects like these will expand
to expertise in air purification, which FF&E is the best choice for
applications where odors could be a concern and what collaborative
help clients want from design firms.

* Anticipate the needs and wants of an increasingly inclusive travel
market. The building blocks of public spaces will reflect cultural
shifts: case in point, more hotels with women's, men's, and all gender
public restrooms. Doorknobs are being replaced by levers, so that
guestrooms and other facilities are accessible to all. New brands
are being built around social missions, and existing flags are asking
designers to help create spaces that can stimulate the local economy.
* Get good at the numbers. AAHOA members speaking with designers
on a special "we said, they said" roundtable moderated by Michelle
Finn, vice president, Boutique Design Group, like their colleagues
who offered the client's perspective on brands, newbuilds, and hot
properties in LA, stressed the importance of mastering the finer
points of financial aims and investment strategies.
* Master the fundamentals. Honing skills such as spec writing gives
hospitality designers more control over costs and schedules. Just
as important, a carefully crafted spec helps to protect the integrity
of the design, a point that was underscored in two new Smart-Specs
Interiors™ classes-Public Space Lighting and Window Treatments.
* Don't run with the pack. To stand out, do more than cursory
homework. Some clients will be wowed by a designer who comes
to the meeting with a clear understanding of competitive analyses.
Others want to be sure a design firm is aligned with the visual risks
they are (and are not) willing to take. That was the advice from the
individuals who are the agents of change
in hospitality, including Women Leaders
in Hospitality panelists, the newest
class of the Boutique 18, and Boutique
Design's 2019 Up-and-Coming Hoteliers.

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Boutique Design will present another
results-focused conference program
during Boutique Design New York
(BDNY), November 10-11 at the Jacob K.
Javits Center in Manhattan. Registration
for the trade fair and sessions is now
open at bdny.com.

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1. Women Leaders panelists included: Janet Van Arsdale, JVA Art Group; Gabrielle Bullock, Perkins + Will; Robin Kennedy, Montage International; Angela
Landgraf, RLH Corporation; Mary Alice Palmer, HKS; Stephanie Smith, AccorHotels; and moderated by Mary Scoviak, Boutique Design magazine
2. Eng Ea (center), New York University, accepting the $5,000 NEWH Women Leaders scholarship, sponsored by Boutique Design; NEWH vice president
scholarship Brittany Johnson; and Michelle Finn, Boutique Design Group
3. The 2019 Boutique 18 honorees: Amber Woody, Choice Hotels International; Brittany Helper; Marriott International; Natalie Sheedy, Sheedy/DeLaRosa
Interiors; Zara Vardanyan; DESIGN360Unlimited; Ginna Claire Nguyen, Relativity Architects; Emily Marshall, HBG Design; Katie Kelchner, Hilton; Erin Heckert,
The Gettys Group; Alessia Genova, Tihany Design; Molly Forman, //3877; and Mary Scoviak, Boutique Design; front row: Jorden Adams, Design Poole; Anisah
Ahmad, Wimberly Interiors; Anna Bogler, RLH Corporation; Abby Bullard, Stonehill Taylor; Alexandra Bruemmer, DesignAgency; Amy Cheeks, NELSON
Worldwide; Douglas Detiveaux, Gensler; and Ashley Ewing Parrott, Vision Hospitality Group/Humanist
4. Up-and-Coming Hoteliers for 2019: Marcus Carey and Damon Lawrence, Homage Hospitality; and Steve Wilson, 21c Museum Hotels. Shown here with
Mary Scoviak, Boutique Design (center), and Laura Lee Brown, 21c (far right). Not pictured: Peter Mack, Collective Retreats
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GUEST PERSPECTIVE
STUDENT PERSPECTIVE
WHO’S WHO
NEWS
CONFERENCE ROUNDUP
HAVE YOU SEEN?
SCHOLARSHIPS
INTERVIEW
SUSTAINABILITY
Q&A: Shana McCullough-Downing
Q&A: Jordan McInturf
Q&A: Debbie McKelvey
ON THE COVER
PROJECT: Lido House
PROJECT: Bluebird London
PROJECT: Miramonti
PROJECT: Legal Sea Bar
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
SAVE THE DATE
NEW MEMBERS
PARTNER PROFILES
AD INDEX
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