BDNY Records Remarkable Growth in Boutique and Lifestyle Hospitality Industry
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The Boutique Design New York (BDNY) trade fair and conference has successfully concluded, demonstrating significant growth in the boutique hospitality sector. Nearly 15,000 professionals, including designers, architects, and hoteliers, convened at the Javits Center on November 12-13, marking a notable increase in attendance and international participation.
The event recorded a 16% rise in overall attendance from the previous year, alongside a 15% increase in qualified buyers and a 20% rise in exhibitors. Notably, over 650 companies exhibited, with a marked increase in international exhibitors from Spain, Italy, and newly added pavilions from Portugal and Ukraine.
Keisha Byrd, Brand Leader for BDNY, described the atmosphere as "absolutely electric," citing the high engagement levels at the Platinum Circle Gala and the trade fair floor. BDNY was lauded as the premier destination for hospitality inspiration and a platform that celebrates influential products and personalities in the industry.
Kevin Gaffney, Group Vice President of Emerald Design Group, expressed enthusiasm for the next year's event, highlighting the commitment to showcasing the finest in boutique design.
The trade fair featured over 30 sessions addressing current industry topics such as biophilic design, advancements in food and beverage, industry dynamics, diversity, and the impact of artificial intelligence on design. The Women Leaders in Hospitality breakfast, in partnership with NEWH, spotlighted female executives' insights and experiences.
Design collaborations resulted in four unique Designed Spaces, offering interactive experiences and encouraging industry dialogue. Notable installations included 1 Hotels' Designed by Nature space and the ChromaClub by Rockwell Group, among others.
The matchmaking tool BDNY Meet facilitated connections between exhibitors and attendees, with a 17% usage increase from last year. The fair also hosted the Best of BDNY 2023 Product Design Competition and BDNY Best Exhibit Competition, celebrating innovation and creativity in the industry.
The preceding Platinum Circle Awards Gala honored five hospitality leaders for their lifetime achievements, while the Gold Key Awards ceremony recognized excellence in 22 project categories.
Boutique Design New York (BDNY) is the leading trade fair and conference for hospitality’s boutique and lifestyle design community. This two-day event annually brings designers, architects, purchasing agents, hoteliers, owners, and developers together with inventive manufacturers for hospitality interiors for a highly curated sourcing experience. For more information, visit www.bdny.com.
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