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Awards + Competitions

HD Awards

Submission deadline: March 6, 2023
Winners announced: June 6, 2023 at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York
Entry fee: $250 for first entry, $160 each for additional entries

The HD Awards, presented by Hospitality Design magazine, celebrates the best of the best in projects and products, and honors the creative teams behind them. The 2023 jury-selected winners will be announced during a ceremony in New York, and all winners and finalists will be showcased in the magazine’s May/June issue.


IIDA/HD Product Design Competition

Submission deadline: April 13, 2023
Winners announced: May 3, 2023, 10:00 AM at HD Expo + Conference in Las Vegas
Entry fee: $250 for IIDA members, $350 for non-members

The 26th annual IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards invites exhibitors of the 2023 HD Expo + Conference to enter their innovative product designs to be globally celebrated! In collaboration with HD Expo, IIDA presents a unique product design competition honoring innovation, environmental functionality, and aesthetic or technical advancements for the hospitality industry.

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HD Expo + Conference Best Booth Awards

Submission deadline: N/A
Winners announced: May 3, 2023, at HD Expo + Conference in Las Vegas
Entry fee: Free!

A jury of industry leaders roam the show floor to find the best displays in 10 categories.

All 2023 exhibitors will be considered for the best booth awards. No submission needed!



The Box: HD + Hilton’s
 Design Competition

The Box is back. Hilton’s one-of-a-kind design challenge returns to HD Expo + Conference 2021. In partnership with Hospitality Design, Hilton’s Box competition is all about iterating the next-generation lifestyle hotel guestroom. Here’s how it worked: In 2019, in just 24 hours, using products from supporting sponsors (we can’t do this alone!), leading hospitality design firms competed to create a compelling guestroom design and win the juried contest. The prize: A full-scale guestroom buildout featured on the Expo floor. Urban Robot Associates took home top honors for their indoor-outdoor design inspired by the sophisticated, yet natural, eclecticism of locations such as Tulum, Mexico. It’s a must visit.

New in 2021:
HD Park

If experience and authenticity drive our market, then outdoor tented camps and glamping resorts lead the charge—creating immersive, extraordinary, one-with-nature excursions for travelers looking for something beyond traditional hotels. We decided to recreate a bit of that magic with HD Park. Consider it a find-your-happy-place indoor experiment. It will also serve as the home to all of HD Expo’s CEU conference sessions (yes, we moved them from the meeting rooms a mile away!). Connect with clients and colleagues, get inspired by the panels led by industry veterans and rising stars (don’t forget to register), or grab a quick bite to eat. (You’re welcome.)

The Design
Well Pavilion

The DesignWell Pavilion in the expo hall has proven to be magnetically popular for good reason. Industry projections show the wellness market could reach $1 trillion by 2022. And thanks to COVID-19, health and wellness are more critical than ever to hospitality’s success and future. Hear how brands are integrating wellness and sustainability into their projects and products, and explore innovation from upstarts and legacy leaders alike as they look to redefine the market.

Social Hub

Hospitality Design magazine invites you to relax, recharge, and reconnect at its homebase on the show floor. Crafted by the team behind 21C Museum Hotels, the HD Social Hub combines lounge and stage, featuring ample hangout space and various talks throughout the day on wide-ranging topics—from how to make a difference in hospitality to expanding a practice internationally. It’s conversational brainfood—at times transformational. Come grab a drink and take it all in.


Hospitality Design magazine curates experts and innovators, keynotes and ones to watch, to create a conference worthy of a single goal: Idea-sharing that impacts hospitality. Across three conference gathering spaces on the show floor, HD offers talent and voices worth hearing and topics worth exploring. Think real-life hangouts, meetups, masterclasses, conversations, town hall, and expert case studies. As we move forward and rebuild, the power of education has never been been more important.