hospitality design summit

About the Hospitality Design Summit

Hospitality Design Summit, February 15-17, 2017
La Cantera Resort  |  San Antonio, TX
Hospitality Design Summit, now in its 16th year, is the industry's only networking conference focused on ideas outside hospitality. Because everyone needs fresh thinking and new sources of inspiration, HD Summit is designed to sharpen the leadership skills executives need daily-and to provide the big ideas needed to stay ahead of the competition.

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Top design executives have said, “This is a relaxed atmosphere that allows you to come in contact with all the leaders of our industry”

Top design executives have said, "This is the event I attend every year. I just can't miss it." That is because every year is different with new information and new thinking from top global thought-leaders, academicians, researchers, authors, innovators, inventors, and strategists. All in a resort atmosphere that focuses on idea gathering, raw networking, and relationship building.

An invitation-only gathering of senior-level executives in the hospitality industry attend as delegates or sponsors. Hospitality Design Summit serves as the industry's leadership think've called it "thought camp" and that fits it perfectly.

HD Summit is presented by:
Hospitality Design (HD) magazine

Published 10 times a year, HD is the premier trade magazine serving the field of hospitality design. It serves owners, operators, brands, purchasing agents, interior designers, and architects involved in the design of hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise ships, country clubs, night clubs, conference centers, spas, senior living facilities, and all other hospitality-oriented projects. Hospitality Design continues its 34-year mission to publish the accomplishments of various design teams that collaborate to bring the most innovative examples of new construction and renovation to the industry. For more information, please visit

HD Summit is produced by:
Emerald Expositions

Emerald Expositions produces more than 50 conferences and trade shows annually for professionals in fields ranging from construction and design to jewelry and retail merchandising, reaching thousands of industry leaders each year in collaborative environments designed to inspire, inform, and entertain.