The 25th anniversary of The Lodging Conference kicked off on September 23rd amid torrential downpours in the Phoenix desert. Breaking with tradition, this year’s event was at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. While some of us were initially nostalgic for the iconic campus and sprawling open lawns of the Arizona Biltmore Waldorf Astoria Resort, by our third day at the JW, the updated conference amenities, convenient additional guestrooms, and exceptional hotel staff won us over. Despite the soggy start and new location, this year’s conference topped 2,000 attendees!
Brass. Rope and metal. Tile. Bright colors. Rich textures. Even scratch and sniff wallpaper! Every year, the HD Expo promises to bring to life interior design inspiration for the hospitality market. And this year, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, did not disappoint!