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Winner of the Box, a Hospitality Design event, to be brought to life at HD Expo

New York, NY (April 11, 2018) – Hospitality Design Group has partnered with Hilton on the Box, a one-of-a-kind design competition that in January, challenged 12 top design firms to create the ultimate luxury guestroom in 24 hours. The winning concept, from Toronto-based Chapi Chapo Design in collaboration with the two dozen sponsoring manufacturers, will make its debut on the show floor at booth #1883 during HD Expo, May 2-4 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

“When Hilton came to us with the idea, I jumped on the chance. It was amazing opportunity to watch 12 leading design firms sketch, draw, and render a design scheme, work with the sponsors to find the right products to make their vision a reality, and then present the concepts live, all in a day and a half at the Biltmore in Phoenix,” says Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, editor in chief of Hospitality Design magazine, and vice president of the Hospitality Design Group. “I can’t wait to see the final concept come to life, which blurs the boundaries of living, working, and sleeping in a modern, elegant environment.”

With the mandated design brief of taking inspiration from the 1920s, a nod to Hilton’s 100-year anniversary, Chapi Chapo Design’s co-CEO, Alienor Guilhem, says, “We took the great influences and elements from 1920s—where style and innovation were intertwined, and luxurious social events and artistic, tactile expressions of design were intertwined, and the geometry, bold colors, and textures influenced by this idea of expansion and compression of spaces—and [asked] ‘How would that redefine the 21st Century?’”

At booth #1883, attendees will have the chance to not only see the final concept firsthand—which is being built out on the show floor with the help of innovative construction company Admares and procurement firm the Parker Company—but also watch a behind-the-scenes video of the entire process. Plus, on Wednesday, May 2 at 2 pm in the Social Hub, booth #5645, Guilhem and the judges, along with Hilton’s Leo Eskenazi, one of the masterminds of the challenge, will discuss the entire event and of course how they came to select Chapi Chapo’s idea.

Says Liz Sommerville, group show director of HD Expo: “Our judging panel brings decades of experience to the design challenge, so this discussion is a continuation and a highlight of the high-end content at the Social Hub.”

The industry-selected panel judges were as follows:

  • Bobby Berk, founder, Bobby Berk Home and Bobby Berk Interiors + Design, and costar of Queer Eye
  • Anthony Melchiorri, president, Argeo Hospitality
  • Maurice Perry, director, perrysketch, LLC
  • Larry Traxler, senior vice president, global design, Hilton
     

The following sponsors participated in the challenge and made Chapi Chapo’s vision come to life:

Barco
Belstone
Continental Group
Dometic
DormaKaba
D’style
Durkan
Hafele
Hubbardton Forge
Infinity Drain
Innovative
John Curtis Design
Kevin Barry Fine Art
Kohler
Lutron
Majestic Mirror & Frame
Mapei
PJ Contract/Phillip Jeffries
Porcelanosa
PPG Pittsburgh Paints
Restoration Hardware
SemFin
Serta International
Valley Forge Fabrics

Procurement by The Parker Company
Build out by Admares

Supporting Sponsors:
Display Technologies
Kaleidescape
Lustrous Metal Coatings, Inc.
Meridian
Privacy Glass Solutions
USG

About HD Expo

HD Expo attracts the worlds 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 most influential hospitality design event each year, HD Expo, which takes place from May 2-4, 2018 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.

For more information, visit https://www.hdexpo.com/

Contact: Olivia Kimmel

okimmel@whitegood.com / 717-368-4883

Contact: Lauren Bollinger

lbollinger@whitegood.com / 717-725-4559

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