HD Expo

HD Expo attracts the world’s most talented and sought after network of interior designers, architects, hoteliers, owners, operators, developers and purchasers—true leaders, creative risk-takers and innovators who make an impact in the industry. Thousands of show attendees will come face-to-face with the most captivating products and resources to consider for their global hospitality projects; stay on top of industry news and trends through thought-provoking conference programming curated by Hospitality Design magazine; and have access to network—and rub shoulders with—some of the most prominent industry players at a series of networking events. The Hospitality Design Group produces the industry’s most influential hospitality design event each year, HD Expo, which takes place in May, in Las Vegas. HD Expo is in association with American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); International Interior Design Association (IIDA); International Society of Hospitality Purchasers (ISHP); and NEWH, Inc.—the Hospitality Industry Network. HD Expo is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2017, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

Winners of IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards Announced

Las Vegas, NV, May 7, 2018-The International Interior Design Association (IIDA)/HD Expo held the Product Design Awards at last week’s HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winner in the soft surface ca...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/winners-of-iidahd-expo-product-design-award...

Durkan Wins Top Product Design Award at HD Expo 2016

Las Vegas, NV, May 6, 2016—Durkan, the hospitality brand of Mohawk Group, was awarded the top product design award in the Carpeting/Carpet Systems/Rugs category for its Traces collection at th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durkan-wins-top-product-design-award-at-hd-...

Durkan Design Competition Seeking Entries

Marietta, GA, Dec. 2, 2011— Durkan's design competition, D*scover, is looking for entries.Durkan, the hospitality brand of The Mohawk Group, and NEWH (The Network of the Hospitality Industry) ar...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durkan-design-competition-seeking-entries

Liz Sommerville, HD Expo Show Director

May 20, 2008—Taped last week at the HD Expo in Las Vegas, Kemp Harr and Liz Sommerville discuss the highlights of the show. Listen to the interview to hear who attends the show and what the show...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/liz-sommerville-hd-expo-show-direc...

HD Expo Underway in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV, May 3, 2018-HD Expo kicked off yesterday in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event-which caters to the hospitality design industry, attracting interior designers, architects, hoteliers, owners, ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/hd-expo-underway-in-las-vegas

Shaw's Global Reason Wins HD Expo Award

Dalton, GA, June 24, 2011 -- Global Reason by Shaw Hospitality Group was named top Flooring- Carpeting & Carpet Systems, Rugs, in the 15th annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition.Additionally, S...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/shaws-global-reason-wins-hd-expo-award

David Duncan Discusses Durkan's Focus in Hospitality from the HD Expo in Las Vegas

May 4, 2016—David Duncan, Senior VP of the Durkan brand at Mohawk, and Kemp Harr discuss the growth of the hospitality category, flooring product trends and Durkan's focus at this week's HD Expo...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/david-duncan-discusses-durkans-foc...

Burtco Unveiling New Identity, Products at Show

Dalton, GA, May 4, 2010--A new look and new products from Burtco, now B Carpet, will be introduced to the hospitality market at HD Expo 2010. For more than 30 years, Burtco has produced custom-cr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/burtco-unveiling-new-identity-products-at-s...

Interface Fabrics to Launch Terratex at HD Expo

Guilford, ME, April 18, 2006--Interface Fabrics announced that it will introduce its first open line collection of Terratex fabrics designed specifically for the hospitality market at the HD Expo, Apr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/interface-fabrics-to-launch-terratex-at-hd-...

Durkan Names Winners of First Design Contest

Las Vegas, NV, May 20, 2010--The winners of Durkan's first hospitality carpet design contest were revealed at the HD Expo.Called D*scover, the competition was held in partnership with The Network of t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durkan-names-winners-of-first-design-contes...

Boutique Design New York: Different elements contribute to this show's success - Dec 2017

By Kemp Harr This year’s Boutique Design New York (BDNY) show, held last month in vibrant New York City, was bubbling with creative energy, and for good reason: hospitality is the hottest secto...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/boutique-design-new-york-different-elements...

Green Design for Hospitality Subject of Program

  Atlanta, GA, March 26, 2008—Hospitality Design magazine will present HD Green Day on Wednesday, May 14, co-located with HD Expo at the Sands Expo Center/Venetian Conference Center in ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/green-design-for-hospitality-subject-of-pro...

Michelle Finn Discusses Highlights for the Upcoming BDNY Hospitality Show in November

October 27, 2016—Michelle Finn, President of Hospitality Media Group, and Kemp Harr discuss the upcoming Boutique Design New York (BDNY) expo scheduled for November 13-14 at the Javits Center in...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/michelle-finn-discusses-highlights...

Jennifer Busch Discusses Her Decision to Leave Contract Magazine and Join Interface

May 20, 2011—Jennifer Busch and Kemp Harr discuss her decision to leave Contract Magazine and join InterfaceFlor as VP A&D Market Development. Listen to the interview, recorded at the HD Exp...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/jennifer-busch-discusses-her-decis...

Elegant Mosaics Offers Custom Mosaic Program

Las Vegas, NV, May 11, 2018-At HD Expo, Elegant Mosaics debuted its new program exclusively for the design community: Design, Play, Create. Design, Play, Create is a Designer Kit program specifically...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/elegant-mosaics-offers-custom-mosaic-progra...

Alissa Ponchione Discusses Interior Design Trends within the Hospitality Sector

May 4, 2018—Alissa Ponchione, managing editor with Hospitality Design Magazine, and Kemp Harr discuss factors that are influencing interior design trends within the hospitality market. Listen to...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/alissa-ponchione-discusses-interio...

Carpet Maker Burtco Rebranded 'B Carpet'

Dalton, GA, Feb. 15, 2010--For more than 30 years, Burtco has produced custom-crafted carpet for the hospitality industry. Now, a major change is underfoot. After an extensive review and development ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/carpet-maker-burtco-rebranded-b-carpet

Strategic Exchange - June 2010

By Kemp Harr It’s an interesting notion to think that people who were born in the same era have common behavioral characteristics that can be predicted. These age groupings have specific names,...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/strategic-exchange--june-2010

Shaw's Global Reason Wins HD Expo Honor

Dalton, GA, May 19, 2011--Shaw Hospitality Group's Global Reason was named top Flooring--Carpeting & Carpet Systems, Rugs in the 15th IIDA/HD Product Design Competition.Global Reason was inspired ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/shaws-global-reason-wins-hd-expo-honor

Nydree Flooring Used in USGBC Suite Design

Forest, VA, May 26, 2010--Nydree Flooring was used in the winning design for the USGBC’s Sustainable Suite Design Competition, featured at HD Expo 2010 in Las Vegas.The competition was created t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nydree-flooring-used-in-usgbc-suite-design

Centiva Product Wins Hospitality Design Award

Florence, AL, June 17, 2010--Resilient manufacturer Centiva said its product, Rays, has won an award for representing the best of hospitality design in the resilient flooring category.The Internationa...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/centiva-product-wins-hospitality-design-awa...

Paul Cleary Discusses Lexmark's Growth and Focus in the Hospitality Market

May 7, 2018—Paul Cleary, CEO with Lexmark Hospitality, and Kemp Harr discuss the continued robustness of flooring activity in the hospitality market. Listen to the interview to hear more about L...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/paul-cleary-discusses-lexmarks-gro...

Charley Knight Discusses Interface's Blend of Resilient and Carpet in the Hospitality Sector

May 15, 2018—Charley Knight, VP of Hospitality at Interface, and Kemp Harr discuss Interface's systems approach to selling resilient flooring and modular tile to the hospitality market and the v...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/charley-knight-discusses-interface...

Laminam by Crossville's Satori Wins IIDA/HD Best of Show Recognition

Las Vegas, NV, May 9, 2016—Laminam by Crossville’s Satori Collection has been named Best of Show - Hard Surface Flooring in the 20th Annual IIDA/HD Products Competition. The announceme...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/laminam-by-crossvilles-satori-wins-iidahd-b...

Shaw Wins Top Honors in IIDA Design Competition

Las Vegas, NV, May 15, 2007--The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and Hospitality Design Magazine announced the winners of the 11th Annual IIDA/Hospitality Design Product Design Compet...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/shaw-wins-top-honors-in-iida-design-competi...

Trends in Hospitality Flooring: Business remains strong - Nov 2016

By Jessica Chevalier When we last reported on the hospitality market in May 2015, the sector was mid-boom, rippling with renovation business pent up during the recession’s down years. Today, th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trends-in-hospitality-flooring-business-rem...

Durkan Names D*SCOVER Contest Winners

Marietta, GA, May 19, 2011--Durkan has named Amy Bos and Yau Cheung as the grand prize winners of its D*SCOVER hospitality carpet design competition. This is the second year for the contest. The winn...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durkan-names-dscover-contest-winners

Area Rug Report: Suppliers evolve to meet consumers' changing needs - Dec 2015

By Calista sprague The area rug segment is growing, bolstered by the sustained growth of hard surface flooring, but it is also undergoing dramatic changes. Suppliers have been forced to evolve in o...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/area-rug-report-suppliers-evolve-to-meet-co...

Trends in Hospitality Flooring: The evolution of hotel brands impacts flooring - Nov 2017

By Beth Miller and Darius Helm The hotel industry has been in the midst of transformation for a couple of decades, shifting from a market dominated by big hotel chain brands to increased competition ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trends-in-hospitality-flooring-the-evolutio...

Catherine Minervini Discusses Highlights and Trends from the Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas

May 5, 2016—Catherine Minervini, a marketing consultant with Green Owl Studio, and Kemp Harr, discuss overall tone and product trends from this year's HD Expo in Las Vegas. Listen to the intervi...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/catherine-minervini-discusses-high...