Top Design Competitions in the Industry
HD Design Awards and Hospitality Events
The industry leader in awards and competitions, Hospitality Design (HD) magazine recognizes the best of the best in architecture, interior, and product design during our various design competitions, such as the annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition held by HD in partnership with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
This event takes place during the Hospitality Design Exposition and Conference (HD Expo) and provides exhibiting manufacturers the exciting opportunity to showcase their newest products judged on their innovation, functionality, and aesthetic advancements by a panel of industry professionals from companies like Gensler and Gettys.
HD Expo, the hospitality industry’s preeminent tradeshow and conference held in Las Vegas, is host to various networking events, a vast show floor of innovative products, and more than 30 insightful conference sessions featuring world renowned interior designers and industry leaders.
The annual HD Awards competition and ceremony honors winners and finalists in both product and project design. From casegoods to wallcoverings, upscale hotel to sustainable project, two esteemed panel of judges have scoured hundreds of submissions to honor the standout products across 10 categories and projects in 20 categories.
HD also recognizes outstanding industry professionals throughout the year at events like the Platinum Circle Awards, which honor designers, architects, hoteliers, and restaurateurs at a black-tie gala for their career achievements. Up and coming professionals are also awarded as Wave of the Future honorees during the HD NextGen Forum, a conference expertly blending education, inspiration, business, and socializing for the next generation of hospitality design leaders.
Get inspired at the invitation-only HD Summit forum. Now in its 14th year, HD’s signature event 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.
HD’s CitySCENE events offer a regional alternative. These social gatherings at eight cities throughout the country encourage both industry newcomers and veterans to mix and mingle over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.