BDNY 2016 | "Up-and-Coming Hoteliers"

Ten BDNY Sessions Net CEUS

IDCEC, AIA approves credits

Boutique Design

Ten seminars for the upcoming Boutique Design New York (BDNY) have been certified as eligible for CEU credits from the Interior Design Continuing Education Council Inc. (IDCEC) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Photo above: The CEU-accredited "Up-and-Coming Hoteliers" session at BDNY 2016. That panel was moderated by Boutique Design's Mary Scoviak and included speakers Mark Keiser of Baccarat Hotels and 1 Hotels; Jay Stein of Dream Hotel Group; and Jason Pomeranc (not shown) of SIXTY Hotels. Photo; Richard Cadan

The IDCEC/AIA-approved CEU sessions at this year's hospitality/leisure design trade fair and conference, to be held Nov. 12-13 at the Jacob K. Javits Center, are:

Hotel Renovations: Bridging the Gap Between the Designer's Vision and Asset Manager's Expectations

Hospitality designers and hotel asset managers share insights on how to align priorities, work through process issues and navigate the complexities of making renovations happen faster, better, smarter. Get both sides of the discussion here.

Moderator:
Chad Sorensen, managing director, CHMWarnick


Panelists:
Amy Jakubowski, managing director & design director, Los Angeles, Wilson Associates
Derrick Yee, vice president asset management, Watermark Capital Partners, LLC
Matthew Arrants, executive vice president, Pinnacle Advisory Group
Tom Ito, principal, Gensler


Mastering Spec Writing

Writing the perfect specification is key to on-time, on-budget, on-target design. This master class gets granular with an in-depth how-to for writing a clear, supplier-ready spec.

Moderator:
Pamela Parsons, principal, Studio Elements

Panelists:
Christine Shanahan, managing director of design, HVS Design

Jennifer Ramsey, president, Ramsey and Assoc.
Karin Harrington, principal, Studio Partnership
Mark Oldfield, senior vice president, Brintons
Steve Ladd, senior vice president, Signature Carpet

Marijuana: Its Effect on the Hotel Industry

Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know about design and operations for a hotel property where cannabis use is legalized. From air filtration system design to regulatory issues, there’s a bumper crop of takeaways for this new niche as well as every hotel where air quality and a fresh feel to interiors are priorities.

Moderator:
Aileen Canta, president, A F Canta Inc

Panelists:
Christine Samsel, partner, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Kevin Gallagher, director of compliance and government affairs, Craft
Mark Perle, AtmosAir Solutions

New Markets and New Niches in Upscale and Luxury Hospitality

Head-turning upscale and luxury hotels aren’t just in gateways. Experts working at the top of the market delve into how secondary cities are rewriting the paradigms for four- and five-star design, and how customer preferences for customization and socialization are influencing what’s a must.

Moderator:
Scott Rosenberg, president and principal, Jonathan Nehmer + Associates | HVS Design

Panelists:
Barbara Best-Santos, associate principal/hospitality studio director, ForrestPerkins, a Perkins Eastman Company

Christian Schnyder, owner and principal, Beleco
James Lehoullier, president and chief executive officer, DiLeonardo
Molly Swyers, chief brand officer, 21c Museum Hotels

Making Waves: Takeaways from Cruise Ship Design Trends

Get creative inspo and clever tips on innovative sourcing and installation from the thought leaders crafting a whole new generation of cruise ships.

Moderator:
Tracey Sawyer, co-founder, Krause Sawyer

Panelists:
Ellen Bettridge, chief executive officer, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection/ U By Uniworld

Gray Shealy, assistant vice president, architectural design and innovation, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Secret Sauces: Recipes for Star-Turn Restaurants

Advances in technology, new approaches to layouts and consumer demand for “have it their way” experiences are serving up new approaches to F&B venues. Order up some “specials” for forward-looking fine dining and fun grab/n/gos.

Moderator:
Bill Tom, managing principal, Rosedale Advisors Inc

Panelists:
David Massoni, owner/operator, Three Kings Restaurants Group

Duk Kim, principal and practice group leader of interior architecture, Streetsense
Jean-Luc Barone, vice president, food and beverage, White Lodging
Matthew Davis, founding partner, DesignAgency
Tim Dixon, owner, Fe Equus Development LLC

How to Build a New Hotel: Putting Together a Team

New-build hotels have a lot of moving parts, which means architects, designers, contractors and clients need to be on the same page from the outset. Learn the right questions to ask, the proper timing for getting everyone involved and how to keep all team members aligned through the ups and downs of delivering a new property.

Moderator:
Andrea Belfanti, executive director, International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC)

Panelists:
John Fareed, managing director, Horwath HTL

Matthew Arrants, executive vice president, Pinnacle Advisory Group
Stephen Perkins, partner, HotelStudio

Keep it Real: Design and Copyright Challenges

Legal advisors join designers in a detailed discussion on how avoid processes and products that could pose problems with copyright infringement.

Moderator:
Michael Suomi, principal and vice president, design, Stonehill & Taylor

Panelists:
Jess Collen, president, Collen Intellectual Property Law

Joe Eikelberner, chief operating officer, Benjamin West

What Your Clients are not Telling You (But Really Want You to Know)

Losing work and losing clients? Boost effectiveness and improve your firm’s win rate. Listen to this panel of clients who tell it like it is and don’t sugarcoat the truth. Learn what pet peeves they have when it comes to professional service marketing, what mistakes to avoid, and how to win more business.

Moderator:
Howard Wolff, most senior person, Full-Height Advice Inc.

Panelists:
Christina Zimmer, senior vice president of design, Highgate

Dane Patunoff, director, development & construction, KHP Capital Partners
Sophia Chan, vice president of design, Crescent Heights
Ted Brumleve, senior director design, Wyndham Hotel Group

Stunning Second Acts: Adaptive Reuse

Adaptive reuse for hospitality projects is a growing trend among owners, operators and their design teams. From regulatory questions to boosting market appeal and the bottom line, hear key players discuss best practices and the issues architects and designers need to know about in order to help clients succeed.

Moderator:
Nancy Ruddy, co-founder, CetraRuddy

Panelists:
Frank Fortino, owner, Metropolis Group, Inc.

Lauren Rottet, founding principal and president, Rottet Studio
Mark Gordon, managing partner, Instrinsic Hotel Capital
Michael Overington, vice chairman and president, Ian Schrager Co.
Richard Born, owner, BD Hotels