BDNY Brings a Curated Hospitality Event to NYC on November 13–14

by | Aug 30, 2022 | News

Conference and fair push design boundaries with creative sources, business connections, and inspiring ideas

NEW YORK, NY (August 29, 2022)Boutique Design New York (BDNY), the leading trade fair and conference for hospitality’s boutique and lifestyle design community, returns to the Javits Center on November 13-14, 2022. This annual event brings interior designers, architects, purchasing agents, creatives, and hotel and restaurant owners, operators, brands, and developers together with inventive manufacturers for two days of networking and inspiration. This bespoke, curated experience features more than 550 exhibitors that focus on a selection of exceptional product solutions for lodging, restaurants, wellness, clubs, marine, and senior lifestyle interiors.

“From kicking off with the Platinum Circle Awards gala and the engaging conference sessions and hundreds of products on the show floor to closing with the Gold Key Awards, BDNY 2022 will be a true celebration of the industry,” says Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, SVP, Design Group, Emerald. “We are excited to bring the community back together again.”

“Hospitality—particularly boutique and lifestyle hospitality—continues to flourish as more and more people seek out personalized travel experiences. We’re excited to see what ideas and partnerships come out of connections made by the hospitality leaders, design and project teams, and exceptional vendors in attendance at BDNY 2022,” said Kevin Gaffney, Group Show Director and Vice President, Emerald.

This year, BDNY returns with a wide-ranging conference program showcasing CEU-accredited sessions and timely and thought-provoking panel discussions from design visionaries, rising stars, and thought leaders alike. In addition, the ultra-inspiring Designed Spaces, created by leading hospitality design teams using exhibitor partners’ products, are back this year, featuring booths designed by Westin Hotels & Resorts and EoA Group; Element Hotels and the Society; WorldHotels Crafted Collection and EDG Design; and DLR Group. Also making a comeback is BDNY Meet, a platform for targeted meetings between exhibitors and attendees. New this year is the BDNY Design Spotters program where influential designers will share their favorite product finds from the show floor on Instagram.

Not-to-Miss Programming and Events

BDNY’s robust conference program is all about moving the industry forward, offering attendees exclusive access to insight and education from hospitality design thought leaders on top-of-mind topics. Highlights include:

  • Celebrating New York: New and Notable
  • BD Trends: Now and Next
  • HDAC Talks: Navigating Inclusivity: Designing to Promote Community and Equity
  • Meet the BD18
  • BD Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality Breakfast
  • Brand Central: The Boutique Mindset
  • BD|ISHP Owners’ Grill: Meet the Leaders
  • F+B: Exploring the New Revenue Drivers
  • Experience-Led Design: Storytelling for that Coveted Je Ne Sais Quoi

BDNY will host the annual Gold Key Awards celebration on Monday, November 14 at Cipriani 42nd Street, where winners in 24 project categories—from fine dining restaurant and resort to suite—will be revealed. In addition, the Gold Key Awards will present the Judges’ So Cool and the coveted Designer of the Year awards. Gold Key Awards tickets may be purchased here.

Preceding BDNY, the 33rd Annual Platinum Circle Awards Gala, hosted by Hospitality Design magazine, will take place on Friday, November 11 at Gotham Hall in New York, where seven hospitality leaders will be feted for their lifetime achievements: Ronnie Bray and Elisa Whaler, Bray Whaler; Ken Fulk, Ken Fulk Inc.; Neil Jacobs, Six Senses; Sheila Johnson, Salamander Hotels & Resorts; and Barbara Parker and Miriam Torres, Parker-Torres Design. Platinum Circle Awards Gala tickets may be purchased here.


Registration for industry professionals currently starts with an Advance rate of $300 for a two-day conference pass (until November 1), with full conference options available here. For the full agenda and conference lineup, visit


Sunday, November 13 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, November 14 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

AlphaTheta Music Americas, Ambius, Architectural Systems Inc., Architessa, Arhaus, Arte USA Inc., Astek Wallcoverings, Bernhardt Hospitality, Bloom Lighting Group, Brand Standard Furnishings, Cambria, Ceramic Technics, LTD, County Draperies, DAC Art Consulting, Daltile Corporation, Daniel Fine Art, Decolav, Encore Hospitality Carpet, Erica Shamrock, Fairmont Designs, Farmboy Fine Arts, Farmboy Fine Arts, Garden on the Wall, LLC, Global Lighting, Innovative Carpets, Justin David Textiles, Kimball Hospitality, Kovet Hospitality, Light Annex, Lodging Concepts Manufacturing, Lusive Décor, Milliken, Milliken, Montague, Native Trails, Naturalist, P/Kaufmann Contract, Quiltcraft Industries, Ratana, Remington Lighting, Rustbelt Reclamation, Shaw Hospitality, Source Direct, Valley Forge Fabrics, Wilsonart® Engineered Surfaces


The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Archiproducts, The Architect’s Newspaper, Architectural Record, Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), Boutique + Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA), darc Magazine, IFDM, International Luxury Hotel Association, International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), The International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP), NEWH—The Hospitality Industry Network, New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, Posh, Restaurant Development+Design.

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About BDNY

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

About Emerald
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. As true partners, we at Emerald strive to build our customers’ businesses by creating opportunities that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. With over 140 events each year, our teams are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate.  For more information, please visit