Hospitality Design and Boutique Design host several events throughout the year that bring the industry together for networking, education, thought leadership, celebration, and more. From outside the box ideas at HD Summit to interviews with our Platinum Circle honorees, we roundup some of our best moments.

Tim and Kit Kemp

Two 2016 Platinum Circle honorees, husband-and-wife hoteliers Tim and Kit Kemp discuss working in New York and London; the dedication that sets their brand apart; and what they have in common with sumo wrestlers.
Dec 07, 2016

Kemper Hyers

Kemper Hyers grew up in the South with plans to become a dancer before he pursued a design career. As a 2015 Platinum Circle honoree, he tells HD that his job overseeing the design behind Starwood Capital Group is a "crazy, rich experience."
Mar 29, 2016


HBA received the Visionary Award during the 2015 Platinum Circle Awards, celebrating 50 years of successful design. Co-CEOS René Gross Kaerskov and Ian Carr discuss what the firm has in store for the next 50 years.
Mar 29, 2016

Nobu Matsuhisa

A 2015 Platinum Circle honoree, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa discusses how having a great team behind him helps him execute his vision in his more than 39 restaurants worldwide; expanding his brand to the hotel world; and why he loves to visit Peru.
Mar 29, 2016

Gary Dollens

As a 2015 Platinum Circle honoree, Gary Dollens talks about his lifelong career at Hyatt, his design philosophy, and the challenges and rewards of working in the hospitality industry.
Mar 29, 2016

M. Arthur Gensler Jr.

A career that has spanned nearly five decades, M. Arthur Gensler Jr., a 2014 Platinum Circle honoree, discusses Gensler’s prolific profile and his lasting legacy.
Nov 30, 2014

Rockwell Group

During the 2014 Platinum Circle Awards Gala, Rockwell Group received the Visionary Award for 30 years of design. Here, David Rockwell talks about creating immersive environments and visual storytelling.
Nov 30, 2014

Lauren Rottet

2014 Platinum Circle honoree Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio talks candidly about her heroes, creative process, and finding inspiration in everyday things.
Nov 30, 2014