NEW YORK

12th November 2019 | The Standard High Line

People

Speakers

Our high profile keynote speakers, panelists and presenters will share the latest industry trends.

Rolf W. Schmidt

Founder & CEO

TOPHOTELPROJECTS

David Kepron

VP – Global Design Strategies

Marriott International

Paul Breslin

Managing Partner

Panther Hospitality

Michael Goldberg

Author & Sales Consultant

KnockOut Networking

Leiza Orcoyen

Architect / Principal​ at TOPHOTELDESIGN

TOPHOTELPROJECTS

Peter Fillat

Owner

FILLAT+ Architecture

Sara Duffy

Interior Designer

Stonehill & Taylor Architects

Robert D. Henry

Owner + Principal

Robert D. Henry Architects

New York 2018

Highlights

In 2019 we will host our event in New York for the fourth time. Have a look at our video from the previous year to learn more about what you can expect.

Competition

Creative Spark

Renowned architects and interior designers will show us their latest work at the event in New York. Learn more about the projects – you are the one who has to vote!

Creative Spark 1

Moxy Washington

Moxy is a new boutique hotel concept. A minimalist, micro-room style hotel which features a distinctly millennial attitude, with a 24-hour café and rooftop bar, ample social space, tech-enabled wall displays and check-in, and is poised to become the most iconic venue in town.

 The Moxy brand exemplifies energetic social spaces within a minimal, bare-essentials approach to guestrooms, which maximizes room count within the tight footprint allowances of many urban developments and reduces construction costs.

Creative Spark 2

Hyatt House Harlem

Located in the planned factory district, The Hyatt House Harlem (HHH) hearkens back to its industrial warehouse past with a series of industrial like-ribbon windows with-in a dark brick facade. The building base welcomes guests into a two-story “hanging garden” atrium that links to a second-floor community event space and a lower level amenity floor which includes a fitness area, gathering room, social seating, guest kitchen and dining area. The rooftop has a lounge associated with the ground floor restaurant which is independently operated with a separate entrance and lobby access off the east alley entrance.

Creative Spark 3

TWA Hotel

Designed by world-renowned architect Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962, the Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Center epitomized the glamour and optimism of the Jet Age. Designated a New York City landmark in 1994, MCR and MORSE Development restored the treasured building into the heart of the 512-key TWA Hotel in May 2019.

The interior design of the hotel, a collaboration between Stonehill Taylor (guest rooms, guest floors, lobby lounges, gym, retail and Connie airplane bar and lounge) and INC Architecture & Design (event and function spaces), pays homage to Saarinen’s magnificent landmark and its special period in American history.

Panel Discussion

Boon or bane? Is the oversaturated hotel market ruining NYC?

 New York being New York means its hotel industry has been long-plagued by the lingering problem of oversupply. Experts have many contrasting takes on the issue: that fears of oversupply diminish hotel development; that oversupply has driven down prices and is thus fertile ground for hotel investment bargain hunters; and conversely that the Manhattan hotel market project pipeline continues to dash fears of oversupply.

Despite average New York room occupancy rates at 85 percent, operators have faced pressure on room rates and experienced declines in revenues. Furthermore, beloved old stores, cafes and even homes are being redeveloped to make way for buildings that house short-stay guests who neither live nor work in New York.

Program

Schedule

Meet people and learn more about the industry – in just one day! Our schedule for the New York event in packed with keynote presentations, an interesting panel discussion, amazing project presentations as well as loads of networking session.

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09:00 – 09:20

Welcome Reception

with Supplier Showcase

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09:20 - 09:25

Welcome Words

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09:25 – 09:40

Change Table Session 1

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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09:40 – 10:00

Keynote Presentation – Networking

The rules of networking

As a networking strategist, coach, speaker and author, Michael Goldberg is a perfect choice for welcoming everyone to the TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR London. As a local ambassador tohe will share some ideas about how to make more and better connections through networking!

Michael Goldberg

KnockOut Networking

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10:00 – 10:20

Change Table Session 2

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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10:25 - 10:35

Creative Spark – No. 1

Moxy Washington

Moxy is a new boutique hotel concept. A minimalist, micro-room style hotel which features a distinctly millennial attitude, with a 24-hour café and rooftop bar, ample social space, tech-enabled wall displays and check-in, and is poised to become the most iconic venue in town.

 The Moxy brand exemplifies energetic social spaces within a minimal, bare-essentials approach to guestrooms, which maximizes room count within the tight footprint allowances of many urban developments and reduces construction costs.

Peter Fillat

FILLAT+ Architecture
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10:35 - 10:45

Creative Spark – No. 2

Hyatt House Harlem

Located in the planned factory district, The Hyatt House Harlem (HHH) hearkens back to its industrial warehouse past with a series of industrial like-ribbon windows with-in a dark brick facade. The building base welcomes guests into a two-story “hanging garden” atrium that links to a second-floor community event space and a lower level amenity floor which includes a fitness area, gathering room, social seating, guest kitchen and dining area.

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10:45 - 10:55

Creative Spark – No. 3

TWA Hotel

Designed by world-renowned architect Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962, the Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight Center epitomized the glamour and optimism of the Jet Age. Designated a New York City landmark in 1994, MCR and MORSE Development restored the treasured building into the heart of the 512-key TWA Hotel in May 2019.

Sara Duffy

Stonehill & Taylor Architects
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10:55 - 11:25

Coffee Break

with Supplier Showcase

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11:25 - 11:45

Change Table Session 3

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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11:45 - 12:15

Creative Spark – Round Up

Our moderator will interview the three Creative Spark presenters for  more insights about the projects.

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12:15 -12:35

Change Table Session 4

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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12:35 - 13:20

Panel Discussion

Boon or bane?: Is the oversaturated hotel market ruining NYC?

New York being New York means its hotel industry has been long-plagued by the lingering problem of oversupply. Experts have many contrasting takes on the issue: that fears of oversupply diminish hotel development; that oversupply has driven down prices and is thus fertile ground for hotel investment bargain hunters; and conversely that the Manhattan hotel market project pipeline continues to dash fears of oversupply.

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13:20 - 14:20

Lunch

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14:20 - 14:40

Change Table Session 5

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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14:40- 15:00

Keynote Presentation

Hospitality Development USA - Big Projects and Big Players

TOPHOTELPROJECTS‘ CEO Rolf W. Schmidt will present the latest facts and figures about the current hotel construction pipeline in the USA. He will also present some masterpiece projects which are currently under construction. Besides a general outlook for the hotel market in the USA, Rolf will give tips which hot hotel brands are worth keeping an eye on.

Rolf W. Schmidt

TOPHOTELPROJECTS

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15:00- 15:20

Change Table Session 6

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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15:20- 15:40

Keynote Presentation – Innovation

Be creative. Be brave.

How do we stay on pace with the speed of change? Can we actually get out in front of our guests changing desires? How can design serve as a long-range strategy for growth? And, what might be the best balance of being mindful and present while vision casting the future of brand experience design business? This session will look at the ‘power of design’ and the evolving role of the hotel designer in the making of relevant experiences in a digitally enabled marketplace. It will ask attendees to consider their own level of adaptability in the context of a dynamic design culture where adoption of a ‘growth vs. fixed mindset’ will determine success. Our adaptability may be our saving grace as we try to remain sure footed in shifting sands.

David Kepron

Marriott International

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15:40 - 16:00

Change Table Session 7

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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16:00 - 16:20

Keynote Presentation – Economy Trends

A once-great hotel market not so great anymore? - New York City lodging market trends and outlook.

With over 120,000 rooms and growing, the New York City lodging market is constantly ranked as one of the top 25 markets in the U.S. NYC is made up of seven uniquely identifiable submarkets. Whether you are looking north or south of 59th Street, hotels are being developed on every nearly every corner. Demand demographics are changing as international visitors from Asia begin to soften and the dollar continues to fluctuate. These factors will further shape NYC hotels’ ability to drive revenues and manage expenses. The costs associated with operating a hotel is a fine balance between what is required and what is manageable. This balance translates into the highly desired properties that trade every year at a premium relative to other U.S. lodging markets.

Paul Breslin

Panther Hospitality

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16:20 - 16:40

Change Table Session 8

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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16:40 - 16:50

Winner Annoucement – Creative Spark

After collecting all votes from the audience we will announce the best project.

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16:50 - 17:20

Supplier Showcase

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17:20- 19:00

Drinks Reception

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