Boutique Design Events and Trade Fairs

Get in the room with one of the biggest client markets—members of AAHOA, the hotel owners association encompassing nearly half of all U.S. hotels. Join their wide-ranging conversation with hospitality design veterans on the state of the industry, design challenges and opportunities, design solutions and concepts, and FF+E innovation for health and safety in the wake of the pandemic. Hear their unique perspectives for moving forward: Where do we go from here? How can design professionals add value? What obstacles can we overcome to accelerate travel and hotel occupancy given our new reality?

The panel, moderated by Michelle Finn, Vice President, Boutique Design Group, Emerald, included the following speakers:

  • Amy Jakubowski, Principal, AEJ Collective
  • Jim Looney, Owner, Looney & Associates 
  • Jagruti Panwala, President/CEO, Wealth Protection Strategies, AAHOA Chairwoman 2019-2020
  • Hitesh (HP) Patel, Chief Operating Officer, Curve Hospitality, Immediate Past Chairman of AAHOA
  • Nishant (Neal) Patel, Managing Partner, Blue Chip Hotels, AAHOA Secretary 
  • Meg Prendergast, Principal, The Gettys Group

(Note: this is part one of an exclusive two-part series from Boutique Design and AAHOA.)

To view the content on-demand, click here.
To view Part 2, click here.